Moving Picture Company have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years,
renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the film, advertising and entertainment industries.
Previsuals from MPC supervised by Charley Henley (who also worked on AvP) worked with Scott and Stammers on
action sequences, the space travel shots and shots
of the planet's atmosphere with cloud formations and electrical storms including the sandstorm the
engulfed the spacecraft, a crash of the Prometheus
and an alien ship, Prometheus landing sequence, some small creature sequences that required VFX like various
Hammerpede creatures which attack Milburn and Fifield, prosthetic enhancements when
the crew get infected in the film like Holloway mutating involving different stages of this including
a worm-like creature in his eye and viral ads for David 8.
They started by modeling
the surface of LV233 utilized digital elevation files and Google Earth to generate simple geometry of the Wadi Rum valley,
then on location in Jordon shooting the location from a helicopter, final shots have the ground of the Iceland
filming and the valley walls from Jordan.
They added the landing sequence with the spacecraft and it's extending landing gear modelling and fitting it to
scale, blending the flat grey Icelandic landscape with the red walls of Wadi Rum, adding snow-capped mountains
and turbulent skies, with most of the filming at Pinewood Studios in London.
Modeling Prometheus impacting the Derelict, it's disintegrated structure scattering debris on
the surface and blending them in with the running actors and explosion scenes as the Derelict impacts and roles
along the surface.
David 8 was shown as a much improved version of the David android series produced by Weyland,
ads shown David arriving and being unwrapped from his sealed packaging as part of a promotional