News 20.11.19

METHOD STUDIOS MELBOURNE CRAFTS HELICOPTER EXPLOSION FOR TERMINATOR: DARK FATE



Continuing the futuristic man vs. machine saga, Terminator: Dark Fate reunites a battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and a T-800 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in an unlikely alliance as they try to protect Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes).

Together with mechanically enhanced super-soldier Grace (Mackenzie Davis), they have to protect her from a deadly new Rev-9 Terminator (Gabriel Luna). Directed by Tim Miller, the high-intensity epic is packed with explosive moments realised through VFX, including an intense five-minute sequence involving a stolen C-5 military aircraft and a crashing helicopter that was created by Method Studios Melbourne under the direction of Method VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst.

“Our asset team worked hard to find the sweet spot in putting the right amount of detail into the helicopter,” said Melenhorst. “It took many hours of simulation and terabytes of data to get where we wanted to be in terms of photorealism and crash mechanics. We had a massive hill to climb but the collaboration with the production was great and hopefully, our work is completely transparent to the audience.”

Method VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst

Method also created a wide establishing shot of the military base and several shots at the border crossing after helidrones slam into police vehicles, resulting in large fiery explosions.

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