BAFTA award-winning Tom Turnbull, president and co-founder of Rocket Science VFX, recently completed visual effects supervision of Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) penned “TITANIC”. “Titanic” a 11 million pound sterling international coproduction (between Canada, England, and Hungary) was a huge undertaking befitting a miniseries bringing to screen an unprecedented historic tragedy, that 100 years on this April 15th continues to captivate the world. The four part miniseries has enjoyed great success in sales and has already been sold in 80 countries worldwide.
For 12 weeks last summer, Tom supervised the Titanic shoot as it was filmed in Hungary with meticulously crafted sets and a giant custom built water tank. Tom delivered a customized vfx project management solution to the series producers that included extensive previsualization, and photo real effects for Belfast, Southampton, the iceberg, set extensions and, of course, a fully CGI Titanic. Tom led the post production efforts in Toronto of the creative team at Rocket Science VFX (289 shots), SpinPro (65 shots) as well as Digital Apes VFX (64 shots) and Vertigo Digital Effects (55 shots) in Budapest. Tom has completed many high end mini-series visual effects projects for clients, including “The Nativity“(BBC),“Day of the Triffids“(BBC), and Haven(CBS). Rocket Science VFX completed deliverables of 289 shots of photo-real set extensions, water set extensions and a cgi created iceberg sequence in a compressed timeline of 15 weeks
Titanic broadcasts in Canada on Shaw Media over four nights (Wednesday March 21,28, April 4, April 11), in the United Kingdom on ITV (Sunday March 25, April 1,8,15) and the United States on ABC (Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15)
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Rocket Science VFX is a BAFTA award-winning and Emmy nominated visual effects company founded in 2002 and based in Toronto, ON. The company provides high end visual effects, customized project collaboration and visual effects supervision for film and television. Notable clients include Warner Brothers Television, Disney, CBC, CTV, ABC, Discovery Channel, Sony Pictures, BBC, and ITV. Recently completed projects include Titanic, Sunshine Sketches in a Little Town, A Dolphin Tale, Saw 3D, and Resident Evil –Afterlife 3D.