Testament of Youth

Here’s the new trailer for another project I’ve recently completed as VFX Supervisor, Testament of Youth.

Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to university to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the grief of war, as one by one her closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures, rediscovers love and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to create a world in which such a war can never take place again.

From the BBC Films website.

You can find a full breakdown of the vfx work on the Framestore website here.

Field of Wounded

The ‘Field of Wounded’ shot, which involved a large crowd replication – using only a few pieces of footage to do so – a digital matte painting extension to the field, and a camera move extension and zoom to reveal the scale of the scene.



The ‘Goodbye’ scene. Shot at the Keighley and Worth Valley terminus at Keighley, we created a matte painting to convert it to look like wartime Charing Cross station in London.


Behind the Scenes

A look behind the scenes of shooting the film, where James Kent (Director) talks about the field of wounded scene at 4.34.




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