Emmerdale – The Last Dance
The Last Dance spot was directed by Jon Yeo for ITV, with Elena Estévez Santos as VFX Supervisor for Outpost VFX, and involves a dance with death in the build up to one of the main characters dying
The brief was to create a realistic apparition that appears and disappears from the mist on set. To tie in with one of Emmerdale’s famously explosive storylines the mist descends across the Dales as one of the main characters is murdered.
This project utilised the whole gamut of VFX software to create a realistic apparition in the mist and the animator had to mimic the movements of a practical dancer on set to create a beautiful piece.
The FX TDs took the animation and used Houdini and Maya to simulate the mist.
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