VFX Breakdown: Practical & Digital Effects Combine to Create the Gruesome Demonic Baby in DUÉRMETE NIÑO
Director Freddy Chávez Olmos has released a new horror film, Duérmete Niño, inspired by a real nightmare experienced after the birth of his daughter. Embedded at the top of the article, check out a VFX breakdown that shows what it took to bring the short’s gruesome, demonic baby to life. It’s certain to inspire anyone who dreams of making monsters!
You can watch Duérmete Niño on Vimeo in its entirety, HERE.
The original concept took for years to develop and won the prestigious Canadian Harold Greenberg Fund; this gave the film a big push and allowed Olmos to bring in producer Victoria Burkhart (Chappie, Elysium).
The film features both make-up and visual effects, which makes the aesthetics of Duérmete Niño feel more authentic and old school. Five studios participated in the delivery of this short; Ollin VFX (Godzilla: King of Monsters, Mindhunter) in Mexico City worked on the creature FX enhancements for the animatronic created by Amazing Ape Productions (Oats Studios’ Zygote and Firebase); Pixel Perfect in Monterrey, Mexico, took care of all the invisible effects, and Barnstorm VFX (Man in the High Castle) and Kalos Studios (Child’s Play) in Vancouver created the title shot for the film. VFX, sound (Uriel Villalobos) and color (Andrea Chlebak) build an atmosphere that delivers the key horror moments in a film like this. In addition, a 2D animated TV ad created by Estudio Conejo de la Luna in Mexico accompanies the end credits.
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