The Dark Shadows VFX Breakdown

Published on Jul 10 2013 // Animation / VFX, Visual Effects


Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy-drama film based on the gothic soap opera of the same name that was produced for television between 1966 and 1971. The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire who has been imprisoned in a coffin.

There were a tonna VFX Shots delivered by various Studios like MPC, The Senate VFX and BUF to name a few. Here’s the breakdowns by these three studios:

MPC – VFX Shots – 340

The Senate VFX – VFX Shots – 186

BUF - VFX Shots – 43

Author –  Abhijit Roy, India

Source - MPC (, The Senate VFX ( and BUF (


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