VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson and his team at Atmosphere and Dark Room Digital Effects did some truly incredible work on Dark Matter’s first season I’m sure we can all agree (unless, of course, you’ve never watched the show – It’s on Netflix!).

Just in case you missed it, here’s a highlight reel of some of their greatest hits –

(Music = Adagio in D Minor by John Murphy)

Hard to beat.

25 thoughts on “January 20, 2016: Best Visual Effects!

  1. Beautiful work! As someone who has done some *minor* work in this area, I truly admire anyone who can do it this detailed, beautifully done, congrats Lawren!

  2. Did not expect to experience chills down my spine as I watched and rewatched the clip. Music is perfect for the effects. Beautiful, Brilliant, and very awe inspiring and mesmerizing.

  3. Congrats to Lawren and his team, that was very cool, and the music, yes, made it more so. I remember some of those scenes, and sorry I missed the others. Sounds like a rewatch is in order, and pay more attention to the new episodes. thanks.

  4. I agree…Incredible digital effects! Nice compilation vid. Love the music, first heard it while watching Kick-Ass. One of the best strobe light action sequences EVER with Hit Girl desimating the bad guys. Love the movie, if you haven’t seen it, worth watching.

  5. very cool compilation. Is Lawren Bancroft-Wilson a SG fan? I always thought the letter title sequence reminded me of Replicators.

  6. Found a definitions error in websters dictionary this morning so I sent them the correction:

    Perfection (pur-fek-shun) .

    :See Dark Matter TV season one highlights set to Adagio in D minor.

    O’ please, please! PLEASE!!!!!! Tell me there is a way you can use all or at least most of that 120 second clip as the DM title credits theme at the beginning of each S2 episode and that you plan to use it for ALL web and television advertising!!! If you want people to fall in love with and get hooked on DM,
    EUREKA! – “This” Joe, is most definitely the magic you’ve been waiting for!!

    Will post the vid to the NS101 stream this eve and leave it pinned for the weekend for our users to enjoy. 🙂


  7. oooh! I just had a scary thought Joe. (ha! -> as if I have any other kind of thoughts eh!) If you use the vid & music for ads and as the title credits theme and lure in as many people as I think you’re likely to… and episodes 201-213 prove to be ‘even so much as half’ as amazing as I suspect they will be.. your going to get stuck living in Toronto for quite some time as Dark Matter fans shall likely demand the series continue long beyond the planned 5 seasons.

    Thus: Sending you condolences and my apologies for your pain in advance.

  8. My favorite shot is that last shot shown in the reel.
    The part showing the Dark Matter logo coming together
    and most especially that part at the bottom where it says
    created by Joseph and Paul etc.

    Some very nice work overall from the DM VFX crew.
    ..and now…what do they have in store for our eyes
    in the upcoming Season Two episodes???

    Some more mighty missiles related maneuvers might be
    nice….just saying…and wondering.

    If you write it….they will VFX it.

  9. You guys do an amazing job of creating galaxy spanning cities and spaceships, the details are very cool.

  10. WOW. I’m blown away. Just starting lunch and clicked to start the vid, stopped chewing almost at once, dove for my headphones and sat with mouth open, sandwich askew … utterly awesome effects video. Replayed, replayed, replayed… just fabulous.

    Congratulations and a hearty well done Lawren and crew!!
    And yes, not that we are all spoiled, we expect equal awesomeness in S2 and beyond.
    Is it too late to add the morphing of 2 from her safety skin?

    Well, back to the sandwich… which somehow seems dull now.

    =^-^= =^-^=

  11. Awesome! Everyone on DM does such a great job, sometimes we forget all the hard work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I wish my tendency to subtle language would recede. So I would show how greatly I appreciate this video with the “emergent” effect of the music. Thank you!

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