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VFX Supervision

The Mill at Calder's End

The Spirit Cabinet presents a puppet ghost story—The Mill at Calder's End.

Following his successful collaboration with Toby Froud and Heather Henson on Lessons Learned, Adam was recruited to provide visual effects for another puppet production with legendary creature effects artist Kevin McTurk.

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The film premiered at Jim Henson Studios in West Hollywood on February 28th, 2015.
The Apparition of the Mill (voiced by the legendary Barbara Steele) was puppeted in a water tank to give her movements a more ghostly quality. She was then composited into another live-action plate, and her mouth was digitally animated to sync with the scene's ADR dialogue.

A brief breakdown of several visual effects shots for the short film by Kevin McTurk "The Mill at Calder's End":

Visual Effects Supervisor— Adam C. Sager
VFX Artists— Steve Koch, Calder Greenwood, & Stephen Norrington

Watch the full-length short here—


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