The recent release of Fast and Furious 6 sees a refreshing change of setting - to the streets of London, which is fairly apt given that the lasting impression on the audience seems to be the epic VFX scenes, many of which were created right here London at Double Negative.
The film has left people discussing the high speed races, super cars that wind their way through lines of tank shells and a finale in which we see a car bursting through the nose of a moving cargo plane. It’s this final scene that has caught the attention of many, Wired Magazine have gained an exclusive breakdown video from Double Negative, which is quite simply an awesome insight to how the effects were created! VFX supervisor David Vickery commented
“We obviously wanted to help him (Director Justin Lin) make it the way he likes to make it, which was to film things for real… and to go out as much as possible and shoot it practically. That’s all good, until you start looking at the previs and realize they’re trying to throw tanks through the air and have them jump and race alongside an aeroplane at 100 miles an hour.”
Make your way to the site to watch the video and read about the project in more detail!