By Ian Failes.
The sequence would involve a wealth of visual effects; for the mandrills themselves, the mountainous landscapes and the bridges (the simulation of which became a touchstone feature of the scene).
A major challenge for the VFX studio behind the work, Weta Digital, became marrying up mandrill animation with the constantly moving bridges. Here’s a look at how both the live action for the mandrill chase was shot and how Weta solved the complex VFX.
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