Production: Bad Wolf
Broadcaster: BBC / HBO
Series Production Designer: Joel Collins
VFX Art Director & Previs Supervisor: Dan May
Series Supervising Art Director: Robyn Paiba
Based on the trilogy ‘His Dark
Materials’ by Philip Pullman
The studio has recently had the privilege of working with our co-founders Joel Collins and Dan May on the epic BBC / HBO adapation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials. As Series Production Designer, Joel Collins had the task of visualising this expansive, and complex multiverse. Every inch of every world has been carefully crafted and brought to life, with a unique and wholistic design approach that spans development through to production, and post.
Dan May, the show’s VFX Art Director and Previs Supervisor, has been instrumental to this process. He and Joel have led our talented team of artists through a vast design overview. From designing visual effects, set extensions and matte paintings, to creating environment concepts previs, postvis and motion graphics. Dan has also developed bespoke VR procedures to aid the previs process, offering directors a real-time experience on key sets before they are even built.
With season 2 already underway, this show is
set to be a ground-breaking example of television’s endless bounds and we’re thrilled to be part of it.
Visit our case study page for more examples of the previs and postvis we've made for the show.