Set in the 1700s, Shaka iLembe tells the story of the making of the iconic African king, with iterations from his early childhood through to adulthood.
Luma was the principal visual effects vendor for this incredible show. We did everything from creating realistic 3D Hyenas, to epic battle scenes filled with CG humans, creatures, smoke, landscapes and weapons.
“Luma was one of the best studios I have worked with! They handled our over 200 visual effects shots, with passion and determination. Well done everyone!”
More than 3.6 million viewers tuned into the show in South Africa during the first week of the series, which is the most of any new drama in MultiChoice’s history. Shaka Ilembe also received many awards, and we are proud our visual effects wowed the audience.
A big thank you to all the incredible hard working teams who put this project together - we are looking forward to working with you on the next big thing.
The Multichoice group
Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom
Animation and Rigging: Blender 3D
Rendering: Karma by SideFX
Compositing: Fusion by Black Magic Design
Please see the FULL credits list HERE