As a part of the project’s VFX pipeline, Mistika Ultima was deployed to manage media for VFX pulls, conform and review. “Mistika Ultima is a very powerful compositing tool and it is an essential part of our VFX pipeline. It provides us with an exceptional creative advantage and allows us to efficiently optimize time and resources,” continues Bernat. A good example of this was the process of creating the textures in the mirrors. “The VFX department generated the layers of dirt and grime, and we composited them later in Mistika. This enabled us to work at the highest precision and do the final color correction in real time.”
The color pipeline for VFX was also completed in ACES. “The compositing team delivered the alpha channels of all the mirrors, so the colorist could then make subtle adjustments of the single layers. Mistika’s ability to fully integrate color-managed and VFX pipelines was fundamental in this project,” described Felix Bueno, VFX Supervisor at Antaviana VFX & Postproduction.
Another challenge for the artists was to ensure the cameras were not seen in the mirrors and that there was a perfect synchronization between the two characters, paired with a constant camera movement. However, Mistika allowed them to focus on the creative aspects of color and compositing together. “The powerful real-time compositing toolset in Mistika helped us to make the best creative decisions when it was necessary”, concludes Bernat Aragones.