Conference The State of VFX VFX for Features
ON SITE Meidinger-Saal Tuesday, April 23, 12:30

Revolutionizing Realism: Unveiling the invisible VFX for Ridley Scott's NAPOLEON

In this presentation, MPC's Production VFX Supervisor Charley Henley will pull back the curtain on the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's Napoleon.

NAPOLEON is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Henley worked closely with Director Ridley Scott, overseeing all of the visual effects work on the movie. The magnitude of Napoleon’s battles had to reach epic proportions, requiring meticulous teamwork between SFX and VFX. 

Charley Henley, Production VFX Supervisor, MPC

Production VFX Supervisor Charley Henley has over 20 years of experience working in film production and visual effects.   He recently worked as Production VFX Supervisor for Ridley Scott’s forthcoming epic, Napoleon, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French Emperor and military leader.     In 2020 he led the VFX team to deliver the magical effects of Disney’s Disenchanted, in 2018 he worked with Director Kenneth Branagh on Artemis Fowl, which featured digital characters and complex full CG environments, in 2016 he worked with Ridley Scott as Production VFX Supervisor on Alien: Covenant, and in 2014 he supervised the VFX for Disney’s Cinderella.   He accepted the role of VFX Supervisor in 2008 for Dorian Gray and went on to lead MPC’s global teams on Total Recall, The Counselor and 300: Rise of an Empire. Charley joined MPC in 2001, as a Digital Compositor on Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Three years later he accepted the role of 2D Supervisor for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and X-Men: The Last Stand.   Charley began his career in 1994 working with Merchant Ivory Productions.