The Witcher Season 2
Release date: 17th December 2021
Studio: Netflix. VFX Supervisor Dadi Einarsson and VFX Producer Gavin Round
VFX Supervisor: Aleks Pejic
Producer: Martina Silharova
CG Supervisor: Samir Ansari
2D Supervisor: Michelangelo Neri Orliani
Winner – BAFTA in Special, Visual and Graphic Effects at the 2022 British Academy Television Craft Awards.
Nomination – Emmy in Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie.
The Witcher Season two begins with the victory of the northern kingdoms in the battle of Sodden. Geralt (Henry Cavill) decides to take his Child Surprise, Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) of Cintra, to Kaer Morhen, a fortress where witchers train and rest, in a bid to keep her safe. Cinesite’s complex VFX work is sprawled across all of Season two starting with the opening shots of the first episode at the Kikimora battle through to the Basilisks in the season finale. On this show, I undertook the role of the 2D Production Coordinator. You can explore Cinesite’s work on The Witcher Season two in more depth via the Case Study found on the Cinesite Website. Furthermore, you can read more about the BAFTA win and Emmy nomination via the attached links.