Conference The State of VFX VFX for Episodic
ON SITE ROOM M brought to you by MACKEVISION Wednesday, May 05, 19:30

Lovecraft Country

Kevin Blank, lead VFX Supervisor on the show and François Dumoulin, VFX Supervisor from Rodeo FX, discuss how the series Lovecraft Country came to be and how Rodeo FX’s Concept Artist, Deak Ferrand, played a major role in creating early concepts. Learn about the sheer volume of original creatures that were made with special focus on the opening sequence and its incredible range of characters and events. Discover how real, historical moments of 20th-Century America were twisted into horror and fantasy for one of the most ambitious series of recent years. 

Available until: May 6

Francois Dumoulin, Visual Effects Supervisor, Rodeo FX

In late 2020, VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin, a 20-year industry veteran, concluded 10 episodes of the biggest sci-fi drama of the season, Lovecraft Country, achieving 1218 shots of scary monsters, wild transitions, and spectacular environments. He joined Rodeo FX in 2012 and worked as a Compositing Artist on projects such as Now You See Me, Pacific Rim and The Host. He performed VFX supervision on The Legend of Tarzan and Ron Howard's In The Heart of The Sea, in addition to on-set supervision for Lucy. One of his most important projects was Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Luc Besson, for which he delivered 363 dazzling shots.


Kevin Blank, VFX Supervisor, Rodeo FX

Kevin Blank is an Emmy & VES-winning VFX Supervisor of "Lost", "Alias", "Cloverfield", "Davinci's Demons", "Constantine", "Childhood's End", and most recently HBO's "Lovecraft Country".  Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and son of a former 1st Assitant Director and Cal Arts Drama teacher, Kevin graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Film Studies. Today, he lives in Toluca Lake, CA with his girlfriend and 13-year old daughter.