Prometheus VFX Breakdown

Published on Aug 19 2013 // Animation / VFX, Visual Effects

Legendary Director Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ was hailed as his return to Science Fiction, a genre he helped build with cult classics like ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’.


Even though the movie was supposed to be a prequel to Alien, it did little to connect the two movies. Not just that, it also divided audiences and critics worldwide by leaving a tonna questions un-answered. But then so did Alien, which was equally controversial when it came to theaters in 1979.


Moving Pictures Company (MPC) did the Environment and Visual Effects for key moments in the movie. Here’s a coupla clips to showcase the extraordinary work done by the studio and also explain what the Awesome Artists did to create these.

VFX Breakdown

MPC’s breakdown shows how they created the alien planet LV-223, space environments, the human crew and alien space-crafts, an explosive crash scene sequence, plus bringing to life the alien ‘Hammerpede’. (Contains spoilers)

Creating LV-223

In this featurette Overall VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers explains how he and the team at MPC created the planet environment in Prometheus!

Author - Abhijit Roy, India

Source – MPC (

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