How Rachael’s Face was Magically Recreated for Blade Runner 2049 by MPC [VFX Breakdown]

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Blade Runner 2049 is one of my top favorite films from 2017. It had magnificent and cinematography by Roger Deakins and Denis Villeneuve did a remarkable job of directing the move with performances by Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. If you missed watching this, I highly urge you to go watch it right now.

As part of the film, the folks at MPC were tasked with recreating Rachael’s, i.e. Sean Young’s face from Blade Runner (1982).

Replicating Rachael for Blade Runner 2049 was both a huge honour for our artists as well as an exciting technical and creative challenge. The team lead by VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg worked closely with Director Denis Villeneuve and Production VFX Supervisor John Nelson.

This VFX Breakdown outlines how the team managed to do that, to absolute perfection.

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