For the shot creation process we designed the layouts and camera moves based on the director’s and the VFX supervisor’s brief. On the space opener shot we worked closely with Dneg TV, who were responsible for the planetary journey and our graphics elements, where the designs were based on those iconic Brian Froud symbols. We animated these elements to fit the narrative and create something that visually introduces the world of the Dark Crystal to the audiences. Most of the other shots we created for the prologue needed to tie into the shots around them, so we designed those camera moves considering the requirements of the shots following or preceeding them.
All these parts of our work fed into the visual narrative helping viewers understand the story of The Dark Crystal and providing an introduction to this fantastic world.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Executive Producer: Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford
Production Companies: Netflix, The Jim Henson Company
Producer: Ritamarie Peruggi
Visual Effects Supervisor: Sean Matthiesen
Visual Effects Producer: Alex Reinach
Peter Eszenyi, Roland Lukacsi, Ferdinando Spagnolo