MPC – The Martian VFX breakdown

The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon was one of the most successful films this year. The film grossed over $630 million worldwide in theaters with a budget under $150M.

For 425 shots out of 2200 total visual effects for our lead VFX studio on the project MPC had to work carefully alongside Production VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers as well as Anders Langlands, an additional production supervisor from London’s MPC Studio who fully embraced his role on set despite being located at home base headquarters across town that day when we got word while shooting principal photography that gravity would be without power due to a local blackout!