Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
Method’s crew was led by visual effects supervisor Matt Dessero. “The photorealism of the Mirror Room was realized by capturing as many close reflections as possible on film,” Dessero commented. “This was accomplished by setting up six Alexa cameras on a greenscreen stage. The resulting imagery was then tiled and placed on cards and reflected into the scene. Full CG rotomation of Tris was required for the distant Tris reflections which allowed us to give more complexity to the lighting design. watch