• Director

    Chris Weitz
  • Client

    Framestore CFC / New Line Cinema


Golden Compass

Oscar-Winning Effects are Golden

One of the biggest challenges for New Line Cinema, the studio behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was creating hundreds of characters for the giant battle scenes.

Audiomotion’s motion capture expertise was used to create "digital extras" for the climatic battle scenes and the 'gyptian' crew.

Using a replica of the gyptian ship, using rigging from the Cutty Sark restoration company, stunt men were filmed in combat and the images were replicated hundreds of times.

Winner of Best Visual Effects - 2008 Oscars