The Umbrella Academy VFX Breakdown

Weta Digital, Spin VFX, Folks, Method Studios, Deluxe VFX, Digital Film Tree delivered VFX for Netflix Series The Umbrella Academy.

Weta delivered about 150 shots in Series One. Chris White, Visual Effects Supervisor, supervised the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, at Weta Digital. Weta Digital handled the digital Pogo for the series and did all of the various shots of Pogo, who appeared in all but one of the final episodes.

Umbrella Academy VFX
Umbrella Academy VFX
Umbrella Academy VFX
Umbrella Academy VFX

The SPIN team, lead by Supervising VFX Producer Carrie Richardson and Visual Effects Supervisor/Partner Jeff Campbell delivered 563 shots.

This fan-favourite show required complex effects simulations, creature development, and massive destructions that culminated in the heart-warming yet riveting first season. Among the more ambitious shots that SPIN delivered was the iconic ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ sequence of the first episode, which featured each of the Hargeeves children dancing in their own respective rooms in The Academy in one massive ‘dollhouse’ scene.

SPIN received a 2019 Emmy nomination for our work on The Umbrella Academy for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects’.