Recent Work
Explore what we’ve been up to, from action-packed visual effects on award-winning films to the latest news and happenings at our studio.
Elvis Wins AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis took home the AACTA for Best Visual Effects on Monday, December 5th at the AACTA Industry Luncheon in Sydney. Luma's DFX Supervisor Adam Hammond won alongside fellow nominees Julian Hutchens, Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, and Joshua Simmonds.

Luma Pictures handled major environment work for recreations of the Hollywood sign in the Hollywood hills and Graceland. Luma artists worked with both reference photography and data captured on-site in order to bring these iconic settings to life in a way that was both artistic and true to the period. Because these settings carry such a rich, storied history, Luma’s art department and VFX team were tasked with a tightrope act, maintaining historical accuracy while still evoking the fantastical, legendary nature of these locations.

Learn more about Luma's work on Elvis in AWN.

Adam Hammond, DFX Supervisor

From left: Adam Hammond and Brendan Seals

We competed against truly stellar work in this category, and I’m proud of our team’s contribution to the film and the quality of work we achieved in recreating two iconic locations.
I Am Groot

Luma teamed up with Marvel Studios on their collection of five original shorts starring one of the most loveable characters in the MCU—Baby Groot. Luma worked in close collaboration with Writer/Director Kirsten Lepore to develop the look and animation style of the shorts as the sole vendor on the project. The team also designed and animated all the new original characters featured in the shorts—including the Mini Civilisation in "The Little Guy" and the Squirrel Bird and Vyloo characters. Luma also created bespoke environments, including the many interiors of the ship and planets that Groot ventures to.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Luma delivered nearly 175 shots across two sequences for Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder. In the fourth instalment of the film franchise, Thor embarks on his retirement journey, which soon gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance. Luma's team brought the New Asgard Battle to life—creating the shadow creatures, numerous digital doubles, lightening and destruction FX, and many CG assets such as cars, weapons, and props.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Magic

In Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange sequel, Stephen Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong and others.

Luma collaborated with Marvel Studios on the Tentacle Creature Battle sequence in the first act of the film, working closely with Director Sam Raimi and Janek Sirrs to develop the design of Gargantos (the giant one-eyed octopus), as well as all the New York environment, crowds, digi doubles, and destruction effects for the battle scene. Luma’s Senior VFX Supervisor, Olivier Dumont, led the crew to deliver close to 270 shots that involved intricate creature work, digi doubles, crowds, and complex environments and effects.

Learn more about Luma's work in Variety.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

After collaborating with Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, Luma was invited back to the popular MCU franchise to deliver bespoke visual effects shots that were integral to the story. Luma took the lead on the asset creation of the Black and Red suit and collaborating with Marvel Studios to design and create Spider-Man's new Black and Gold suit for the film, each featured in the opening New York sequence and Powerline Corridor sequence. We modeled, textured and look-developed the suits from the ground up and shared the suit assets with other vendors for additional sequences in the movie. The Powerline Corridor scene was largely a full CG sequence, and we collaborated on the FX look development of Sandman and Electro.

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In Production

Luma is currently in production on  Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Netflix's The Mother + a few other projects we can't talk about yet.