Tippett Studio created several key sequences for M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi adventure, AFTER EARTH, the story of a father (Will Smith) and son (Jaden Smith) who, after a crash landing, explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier due to cataclysmic events. For the Nest-Attack sequence, Tippett VFX Supervisors Aharon Bourland and Blair Clark oversaw creation of a partial practical build, blended with an all-CG next, instanced procedurally from a ton of hand-modeled sticks.

Creature models and animation of jaguars and a condor joined the movie’s key monster, the Ursa, a monster initially designed by Crash McCreery and visually developed at Tippett Studio. Tippett Studio’s work on the Flying Kitai sequence was shared with Pixomondo, who did the “flying squirrel” wingsuit, while Tippett did the Condor animation. 

Columbia Pictures

M. Night Shyamalan

VFX Producer
Fiona Chilton

VFX Supervisors
Blair Clark
Aharon Bourland