THE SECRET GARDEN: Andy Kind (VFX Supervisor), Chris Zeh (compositing Supervisor) & Liam Russell (animation Supervisor) - framestore - The Art of VFX. Was what the client vision for the VFX in this show? Andy Kind // The work had to suggest the spirit of the garden and avoid an obvious cgi look. We definitely did not want it to look too magical - the VFX needed to be invisible and aid the story, as opposed to being the main event.
For the story, the Robin had to continuously fly and land in different parts of the garden as he guided the children through it so it was essential that we understood how such a small bird could move so quickly between points. We then did a series of animation tests which included trying to bring a sense of cheekiness and curiosity to the Robin as well as….