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Director: David F. Sandberg

VFX Supervisor: Nikos Kalaitzidis

For Warner Brothers’ “Shazam!” Digital Domain’s team led by VFX Supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidis created the “lightning hands” sequence in which the titular character shoots lightning bolts from his hands atop the iconic “Rocky Steps” of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The team replaced the entire background of the Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia skyline, recreating tree lines in 3D to provide parallax with the background and added effects simulations and atmospheric volumetric contamination for the lightning bolt effects, interaction, and more. Seventy artists across our Playa Vista, Vancouver and India studios completed the 26 shots for the film.