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MPC’s Alien: Covenant Visual Effects Breakdown

After sharing several snippets of their VFX breakdown over the last few days, MPC have now posted the full breakdown video on YouTube!

“MPC’s VFX team lead by VFX Supervisor Ferran Domenech worked alongside Director Ridley Scott and Production VFX Supervisor Charley Henley to create more than 700 stunning shots for the Alien: Covenant. As lead studio, MPC’s work included the creation of the movies terrifying creatures, alien environments, vehicles and complex FX simulation work.”

The breakdown shows the multiple layers involved in creating many of the effect driven scenes in Alien: Covenant. The breakdown is largely focused around the scenes in and around the Engineer Necropolis, the adult Neomorph and the infamous money shots of the Alien during the lander sequence.

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Comments: 18
  1. Corporal Hicks

    Our Hallet dummy for the mouthburster scene. Very old school effect, loads of fun. We pushed a Neomorph baby puppet out of the Hallet dummy mouth with litres of slime and blood for the birthing. A stunt, contortionist was to be used for the scene as well however Ridley was so impressed with actor Nathaniel Dean @nathaniel__dean it wasn't necessary. All shot on location in Milford Sound NZ.

    Sculpted by Colin Ware @prosthetix , painted by Damian Martin, meched by Thomas Van Koerden and Graham Riddel @grahammcbeyriddell , hair punched by Alice Baueris and puppeteered on set by Conor O'Sullivan , Adam Johansen @adman855 , Colin Ware & Rob Trenton

    We've seen this one in the past but I don't think we've seen it in good quality.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Apparently from one of the Engineer actors who was registered on Scified but I can't find the particular thread.

    Spotted this one via Alien Xenomorph Origins on Facebook. No idea as to the actual source, though.
  3. lv_226
    Man, this is awesome!

    From the shot at 3:13  (my favorite shot of the alien in this movie) it would appear the film had a different color-gradation. I like this blue-ish tone, it looks quite like Prometheus. I love it!
    Rather annoyed that most of the practical effects are replaced by CGI, however it looks like the practical effects were limited, textures animatronics pulse bladders to convey convinving realism, its as though the practical creature suits were simply a stand in to be fixed by CGI afterwards.   ???
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