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MPC wins Genie Award for Best VFX in Around the World in 80 Days


Around the World in 80 Days Soars with VFX from MPC bringing historical reality and visual sweep to Jules Verne’s globe-spanning adventure.

The epic journey that travels the globe takes place over eight 47-minute episodes, and Technicolor’s MPC Film & Episodic team was there at the beginning, producing visual effects for the first three episodes set in England, France, Italy and the Middle East, as well as the exciting last two episodes set in the United States.


Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson

Production VFX Supervisor

Jean-Louis Autret

VFX Producer

Delphine Lasserre


France Télévisions, ZDF and RAI

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Under the overall supervision of Jean-Louis Autret, and the leadership of VFX producer Delphine Lasserre and VFX supervisor Hugues Namur, MPC Film & Episodic teams in Paris and Bangalore worked on nearly 350 VFX shots, creating the visual effects to reflect the historical reality of the time and environments.

Here are some highlights:

In addition to VFX, image post-production was carried out by MPC Film & Episodic teams in Paris. This included DI, mastering, conformation, and color grading – as well as delivery in various languages to ensure the series could be seen and appreciated by as many people as possible globally.

During Technicolor Creative Studios’ Beyond Imagination Festival, we went behind the scenes to look at the TV series, created by Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson, starring David Tennant. From a myriad of effects to an award-winning finish, this case study displays what is achievable through true global collaboration.

You can rewatch Beyond Filmmaking | Around the World in (a Bit More Than) 80 Days, and all the other talks from this week over on YouTube. (French language, English Subtitles provided).


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