VFX Legion Designs Title,Open + VFX for for History Channel series ‘The Food That Built America

VFX Legion recently completed a complex mix of visual effects for History Channel’s new docudrama mini-series, ‘The Food that Made America.’ The Burbank-based company worked on every phase of the production, from start to finish. Its team was on-site during locations scouting and on-set during production in New York, all the way through the final delivery of a show open assigned during the eleventh hour of production.

Late in the game, Lucky 8 asked Legion to create the show open graphics package. The team pitched a number of designs and styles of both treatments and logos. The company’s LA team designed and animated the open, and fine-tuned it based on the client’s editorial decisions.

Its Burbank and NY teams provided a full-service approach to producing the wide range of cost-effective, high-quality visual effect that the show demanded.

Produced by Lucky 8 out of New York, ‘The Food that Built America’ tell the stories of visionaries – such as Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers – who built the brands and invented the technology that revolutionized the food industry. The docudrama recounts these titans’ roles in the reshaping of the country’s culinary landscape at the turn of the century, using dramatic reenactments that replicate the look of the period with spot-on accuracy.

Title: ‘The Food That Built America’
Type: VFX for Mini-Series/Docudrama
Airdates: August 11-13/History

Client: History Channel / NYC
Executive Producer: Jim Pasquarella
Executive Producer: Mary E. Donahue
Executive VP and Head of Programming: Eli Lehrer

Produced by: Lucky 8 / NYC
Director: Nick White
Executive Producers: Yoshi Stone, Greg Henry, Kim Woodard, Isaac Holub

Visual Effects by: VFX Legion / LA, B.C
Creative Director: James David Hatting
VFX Supervisor/Show Open: Matthew T. Lynn
On-Set VFX Supervisor/NY: Eric Pascarelli
3D Supervisor: Rommel S. Calderon
CG Dynamics: Eric Ebling
Compositing: Nick Guth
Compositing: Brad Moylan
Compositing: Eugen Olsen
Camera Tracking: Guy Delgado
Pipeline Tools: Brandon Rachal
Matte Painting: Marc Adamson
Matte Painting: Christian Haley
Matte Painting: Jim Hawkins
Matte Painting: Eric Mattson
Matte Painting: Yvonne Muinde
VFX Coordinator: Lexi Sloan
VFX Coordinator: Amanda VanDeCar
Bookkeeping: Michaela O’Brien

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