Episode Three, “Lamentis,” Clocked in at Just 37 Minutes, but Featured Nearly 300 VFX Shots – More than Many Feature Films
In the third episode of Marvel Studios’ episodic series Loki, the characters Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) find themselves on a doomed alien moon orbiting a planet on the verge of total collapse. The location sets the stage for a photorealistic look at celestial destruction, but it also tells the story of humanity’s future at a glance. Created by Oscar-winning VFX studio Digital Domain, It’s one of the most unique and visually stunning hours of TV ever seen.
“Creating the effects for ‘Lamentis’ was about more than just putting forward impressive effects, it allowed us to tell the story of the rise and fall of an entire civilization without needing a single word of dialogue,” said Jean-Luc Dinsdale, VFX supervisor for Digital Domain. “’Lamentis’ has so much going on, both apparent and in the background, that it might take fans multiple viewings to fully appreciate everything they are seeing.”
On the run from the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA), Loki and his uneasy ally Sylvie find themselves on Lamentis-1, a habitable satellite of the dead planet, Lamentis. With mere hours until the planet annihilation, the duo is forced to work together if they have a chance for escape.