With those five words as our briefing, Marvel Studios wanted to see just how far we’d go with our main-on-end (MOE) treatments for Dr. Strange. The swirling, glittering psychedelic world of spinning mandalas that we gave them, went waaaay farther out than any Marvel Studios title yet.
The film, from director Scott Derrickson and Marvel Studios, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, who uses mind-bending powers to vanquish dark forces set on destroying our reality. Seeing an early cut of the film, “Those five fantastic words Marvel Studios gave us took on new meaning,” says Erin Sarofsky, founder and executive creative director. “The movement, compositions, transformations and overall vibe of the movie were completely unique, next-level photoreal visualizations. We knew that whatever we did with the MOE, not only did it need to be beautiful visually, it also had to have all of those qualities.”