I came across a film that premiered on Netflix in August called What Happened to Monday, which is a dystopian thriller about overpopulation in the year 2073. Whilst I think the story felt forced at times, the visual effects shown were very memorable and demonstrated many types of compositing that I happen to be interested in. These include cloning, matte paintings, and explosions. Another reason this piqued my interest was that my favourite show, Orphan Black, famous for its seamless cloning shots, ended a couple of weeks before the release of this movie, so I was excited to see if this sort of thing would be replicated well. Unfortunately, a VFX breakdown wasn’t published on the internet as it would’ve been really great to see how some of the effects were produced, especially as one of the skyline shots stuck out to me in a similar way to our Flatpack project, where 2D layers were put in a 3D space.
I have always had a particular interest in futuristic-style compositing effects, and the use of holographic screens, skylines and CG machines, and this is an idea I will be using as an inspiration to incorporate into my own short films.