THE WITCHER: Aleksandar Pejic - VFX Supervisor - Cinesite. However, we had also worked previously with VFX producer Gavin Round on the film ADRIFT, and Cinesite has a great existing relationship with Netflix. How did the collaboration with the VFX supervisor / director work and what was the approach to the visual effects? The production was meticulously planned before we became involved; by the time I arrived in Budapest the sets had already been built and the crew was ready to shoot.
The Kikimora is a legendary creature from Eastern European folk-lore, an amorphous kind of monster which in THE WITCHER appears like a horrifying spider with a humanoid torso and head. Early on, our main work involved look development for the guys on set; in particular, understanding the speed and scale….