Moon Knight is the sixth entry, following hot on the heels of Loki, What If…?, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Hawkeye. Here we follow Marc Spector/Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), a mercenary/mild-mannered gift-shop employee with dissociative identity disorder drawn into a deadly mystery involving the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. As Khonshu’s avatar, Marc/Steven can transform into the eponymous Moon Knight – an ability that sees the character uprooted from London and dropped into the gorgeous backdrop of Cairo, Egypt.
Extensive digital augmentation was required throughout Moon Knight. With lockdown imposing limitations on production, cineSync became a critical tool in discussing such visual effects and taking the work over the finish line.
“Even before the work-from-home trend, cineSync played a key role in our day-to-day – however, it was instrumental on Moon Knight, with even more staff working remotely,” says Sean Faden, Marvel Studios VFX Supervisor. “Reviewing shots with our vendors and drawing notes using cineSync was a highlight of my day – it has some of the best annotation tools available! cineSync was particularly helpful in drawing notes for Moon Knight’s cape shapes and Khonshu’s animation; I got pretty good at sketching his signature skull!”