Atomic have been working with Twentieth Century Fox Studios for many years now, and were thrilled to be awarded VFX work on Ridley Scott's blockbuster The Martian.
Working in stereo at 4k, painting out wires & connection points to the astronauts 'floating' in zero gravity was no small feat. We also added set extensions, created background star fields, put in monitor screens and addressed mobile phone continuity issues. Having this calibre of plates with such a high standard of cinematography made the painstaking attention to detail all the more worthwhile, and we are truly proud to be a part of a film that simply makes you wonder.
Shooting in space is not yet practical or affordable so Atomic Arts were pulled in to create the solar system for the trailer.
RICHARD STAMMERS – PRODUCTION VFX SUPERVISOR
THE MARTIAN proved to be a highly innovative production, built around speed to accommodate its short schedule. The movie was completed in one year with only a 24-week postproduction schedule. 1100 stereo shots where completed with the work divided neatly between 3 main vendors. As lead vendor MPC‘s work focused on Mars, while Framestore concentrated on space and The Senate dealing with Earth bound VFX work. Our in house team, Atomic Arts, ILM and Milk, also worked on additional sequences.