The creepy and kooky spirit in The Addams Family* 2 comes to life with more brilliant imagery and photorealism in a road trip across America. The movie was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)* with visual effects and animation led by Cinesite in Vancouver, BC. They used a progressive technology foundation powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and multiple rendering tools including Gaffer, Autodesk Arnold, and Intel® Open Image Denoise (part of the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit).

In this presentation, you'll see interesting comparison images of how the denoiser from Intel made a difference in the movie production. Kenny Chang, Cinesite head of lighting and compositing said, “Cinesite used [a denoiser from Intel] on every shot of The Addams Family 2 and were able to gain a 10 to 25% efficiency in rendering. It is particularly effective in areas with flat surfaces, volumetric [sic], and even motion or camera-blurred pixels.” The result? Incredible visual storytelling with greater efficiency.

Kenny Chang
Head of lighting and compositing, Cinesite

Laura Brousseau
Codirector of The Addams Family 2

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