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.