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Hybride adds its magical touch to “The House with a Clock in its Walls”

Hybride artists proved once again that they have more than one trick up their sleeve by producing 235 otherworldly effects for this tale of whimsy directed by Eli Roth, in his first foray into kids movies.

Teaming up for a 4th time with VFX Supervisor Louis Morin, Hybride’s talented team of artists created a wide array of VFX for different types of magic showcased in the film. Among some of the spells cast by Hybride’s wizards are several transformation effects for different scenes, which required Hybride artists to design and animate 3D characters, objects and props, on top of creating multiple particle FX such as fire balls, smoke, dust, gas, explosions, dust tornados, moving stained glass, blood, scar, breath and sizzle effects — making each magic-infused shot totally believable.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is based on a 1973 children's novel by John Bellairs. It tells the story of ten-year-old Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks.

Directed by Eli Roth, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The movie hit theatres September 21, 2018.