Client: Netflix Director: Tim Miller
Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots” animated anthology series from Tim Miller and David Fincher is a NSFW collection of 18 shorts, spanning multiple genres. Miller’s passion project was several years in the making, and he approached Method Studios as a creative partner for his directorial episode, “Ice Age,” in which a young couple discovers a rapidly evolving civilization in their freezer – complete with a T-Rex and hominid ape people created by Method.
Method VFX Supervisor Aidan Fraser was on set in Salt Lake City for a modest, highly collaborative five-day live action shoot. Once editorial locked, artists began modeling the T-Rex and hominids, with Jack Kim supervising the creature creation. Animation Supervisor Kevin Lan hand animated the T-Rex, while motion capture data provided the foundation for the hominids’ movements. The background of the intricately detailed dirty, vegetable-strewn freezer environment was inspired by a mythical swamp and supervised by Seth Cobb.