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Summer 2017 Retrospective

Looking back on the Last 3 Months of Community Events, TV Series, And Anniversaries

Summer 2017 was an eventful one for The Molecule. Even though it’s still unseasonably warm, fall is undeniably on its way: sweaters are coming out of storage, and beer taps have changed from Summer Ales to Octoberfests. We’re feeling nostalgic and taking a look back at these busy past few months.

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“Master of None” Season 2

The hidden VFX within Aziz Ansari’s award-winning series

“Master of None” doesn’t seem like a show that could be considered a “VFX show.” There are a few key moments, however, in which Visual Effects were especially integral to the telling of the story.

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“Shades of Blue”

The VFX Behind the show’s biggest shoot-out scene to date

“Shades of Blue” airs its final episode of its second season this coming Sunday, May 21st. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, it centers on two cops (played by Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta) who bend the law to satisfy their own self-interests. Ahead of this season’s finale, The Molecule is looking back at one of this season’s most intense moments – the shoot-out scene in episode 9.

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Shock and Awe

How Visual Effects Help TV & Film Up The Gore Factor

Most scenes in TV and film are touched by VFX, and this is especially true for violent storylines. The Molecule’s Visual Effects team digs into their methods for creating Visual Effects gore and why VFX is used more often today than ever before.

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“The Americans”

Season 5 Premiere was out of this world

In the opening scene of the latest season of “The Americans,” The Molecule was tasked with creating a transitional camera move that pulled up from American fields, all the way into space, past a spy satellite, and down into the fields in Russia. Check out how we created that scene, entirely from scratch.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

A Virtual Reality Adaptation from the Acclaimed Novel

“Lincoln in the Bardo,” the debut novel from author George Saunders, is a work of historical fiction that follows Abraham Lincoln as he grieves over his son. Come behind the scenes as we explore the production of the accompanying VR experience from The New York Times.

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“Z: The Beginning of Everything”

Taking NYC Back to the Jazz Age

Amazon’s newest series, “Z: The Beginning of Everything” follows the the turbulent romance of Zelda Fitzgerald, nee Sayre, and her husband author F. Scott Fitzgerald. For period pieces like “Z,” Visual Effects teams are tasked with transforming scenes from modern day to a time in the past. In this series The Molecule used a combination of VFX and CG to take us back to the Roaring Twenties.

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“The Path” Returns to Hulu

This season you can look forward to effects by both The Molecule’s Motion Graphics team and VFX department.

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“Invisible”

VR’s First Scripted Drama Series

Created by 30 Ninjas and their director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), “Invisible” tells the story of a powerful family that has the ability to become invisible. We had the pleasure of providing the titles and VFX for the series.

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The Molecule Goes Inside The Mind of Conan

We were like little kids when we found out we were going to Comic-Con this year – not only because it’s Comic-Con in San Diego and we’re a bunch of nerds, but also because we were going to be showing off our latest Virtual Reality project for Conan O’Brien.

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