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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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“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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“Queen Sugar”

Behind the VFX of OWN’s Upcoming Hit Show

Diverse, Supportive, and High-Caliber are just some of the words that Senior VFX Producer Lauren Ellis uses to describe her experience on set for OWN’s upcoming series “Queen Sugar.”

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It’s Been A Ride!

Creating The Roller Coaster Scene in Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Friday April 15th marked the highly-anticipated return of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to Netflix.

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Bringing Comic Book Panels to Life

Last week’s episode of Limitless featured some pretty exciting comic-book style animations. Protagonist Brian Finch, his mind turned genius by miracle-drug NZT, begins to see another character’s story as comic book drawings, and the viewer sees the story through his eyes.

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