Rocket Science VFX shines on CBC’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

VFX Supervisor Anthony Paterson and the creative team at RSVFX, in collaboration with acclaimed Production Designer Stephen Roloff, designed and produced the VFX for CBC’s $6 million tv movie adaption of Stephen Leacock’s beloved comedic collection “Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town”.

It was important to the shows creators that the VFX give the period film a modern but magical feel to the story of the return to the archetype of all the small towns in Canada and RSVFX delivered.

The movie opens with a fanciful but photo-real storybook-style town unfolding in 3D,complete with a hotel, lake, and a 3D steam ship that lands onscreen with a splash. The RSVFX team made extensive use of photogrammetry techniques to reproduce each main street building in exact detail. One professional reviewer called it “one of the most inspired computer-generated sequences you’ll ever see in a movie “.

Rocket Science VFX was responsible for more than 70 shots for the period film including the sinking of the Miraposa Belle, a music video, and an elaborate frozen time sequence, in addition to the town unfolding sequence. “Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town” is the successful completion of another project that demonstrates RSVFX proven track record of providing creative artistic solutions specifically tailored to production needs on time and on budget.

“Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town” premiered Sunday February 12, 2012 on CBC. For further information, contact Catherine Andrews at 416-364-5678 or