Walt Becker’s take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog is a lively adventure-comedy about Emily (Darby Camp), who adopts a red puppy from a mysterious man (John Cleese). Overnight the puppy grows enormous, causing chaos on the streets of New York as Emily and her uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) attempt to trace Clifford’s origins and protect him from a mercenary biotechnology company.
With the eponymous Clifford appearing in almost every scene, VFX Supervisor Blair Clark and VFX Producer Susan MacLeod had their work cut out. Together, the pair oversaw more than 1,000 shots delivered by MPC Film, 881 of which were included in the final cut, and managed a visual effects crew dispersed across the UK, Montreal, and Bangalore. Remote working tools were crucial in keeping everyone connected across every shot—and this is where cineSync played its vital role.