Motionographer® Vine FX Delivers 500 Pictures for Paramount+ Present, No Escape

Vine FX, the award-winning visible results studio based mostly in Cambridge UK, has delivered 500 photographs for Paramount+ thriller, No Escape. 

Based mostly on the bestselling novel The Blue by Lucy Clarke, the story follows two greatest mates as they flee the UK police, in search of refuge on a yacht in South East Asia. Falling right into a collection of crises, the chums — Lana and Kitty — discover themselves trapped in perilous waters with seemingly no escape.

One of many most important duties for Vine FX all through the present was to create the appear and feel of the huge Asian oceans, the place the nomadic journey unfolds. It was essential to evoke a way of isolation in not solely the wides, however shut up photographs as effectively — enhancing land lots to envelop the yacht deep within the depths of an virtually limitless setting.

Because the venture grew and results necessities broadened, the Vine FX crew was tasked with creating storm sequences that tear via the yacht. This included the event of a tumultuous CG ocean filled with crashing waves, seafoam, mist, rain, and fog throughout greater than 80 photographs. The threatening look was achieved via fastidiously layered FX geometry and uniquely crafted components that built-in with the depth of dwell motion materials. Cautious route on location enabled Vine FX to supply a spread of property that may mix seamlessly with the footage.

“The consumer was joyful for us to take the lead with the storm improvement,” says 3D Supervisor, Pedrom Dadgostar. “We had a number of room to be inventive in our method, which allowed us to discover new methods of doing issues — together with working with CG creatures so as to add life to the oceans.”


Vine FX modelled, animated, and composited a college of CG stingrays to assist construct the authenticity of the scenes — showcased in photographs each above and beneath the water’s floor. The asset crew targeted on growing lifelike actions, working carefully with Director, Hans Herbots, to make sure accuracy of their look and movement.

“It’s essential to organize meticulously for this sort of asset creation,” continues Pedrom. “Having the latitude from the consumer crew was very important right here. In a lot the identical manner as we method invisible results work, creatures have to mix completely with their setting to keep away from pulling the viewers out of the narrative.”


Invisible VFX is a part of almost each collection out now. No Escape sees CG sails, mountainous set extensions, cities, and even characters falling from cliffs — which was achieved utilizing a digi-double method fairly than dwell motion stunts.

“Mixing CG right into a dwell motion shot must look lifelike to make sure continuity,” feedback Lead Compositor, Alesja Surubkina. “We work fastidiously to make sure that not one of the VFX work we do could be seen by the viewers. It’s not about making that aspect of issues apparent. It’s the other.”

No Escape is produced by Residing Movies for Paramount+ and is obtainable to stream now.

About Vine FX

Vine FX is an award-winning impartial VFX studio based mostly in Cambridge, UK. Comprising a crew of proficient 2D and 3D artists,, and producers, we create visible results to boost storytelling and captivate audiences. Whereas leveraging our experience to convey your visions to life, we offer distinctive service, foster long-lasting partnerships, and encourage the subsequent era of visible results artists.