Video company Universal Pixels supplied in-camera VFX expertise, crew and technical equipment to the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens.
Created and written by Neil Gaiman, the series stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as two angels who form an unlikely friendship on Earth.
Led by Dan Edmonds, the Universal Pixels team joined the second season shoot at Glasgow’s Wardpark Studios, to provide in-vehicle driving sequences and rear projection for the show’s vehicle shots.
Edmonds worked closely with cinematographer Gavin Finney BSC. The production used 4 x Roe 2.6mm LED screens, which were chosen for curving capabilities and high pixel pitch, and for control, disguise GX 2c media servers were utilised.
The tools allowed the team to manage playback, and manipulate the 10bit plate content with ease, while Stage Smart Power distribution ensured the highest level of safety and protection for both crew and equipment, said Universal Pixels.
Driving Plates, a leading source of 360° driving background production services, supplied 360-degree plates to the shoot.
“We’ve worked with both Gavin Finney and Driving Plates on previous shoots and it was great to team up with them again,” said Edmonds. “Gavin placed his trust in our team knowing that we’d achieve the exact visual aesthetic needed for these scenes.”
“Our technical film and TV crew is very experienced with this equipment, which gives an invaluable level of trust to the project, and working with series director Douglas Mackinnon made Good Omens 2 a great piece of TV to make.”
Good Omens 2 is now available on Amazon Prime Video.