The Bourne Stuntacular wins Thea Award!

We’re delighted that Universal Studios Florida’s new stunt show, The Bourne Stuntacular, received a Thea Award for outstanding achievement yesterday.

The Bourne Stuntacular stage show is a cutting-edge fusion of stagecraft and film. The audience follows Jason Bourne across three continents as sinister characters pursue him, dangling from a helicopter in Dubai, being chased across rooftops in Tangier and pursued on a motorcycle through Washington.

The creative staging, and the dynamic way in which elements are combined — live performers, digital backgrounds, special effects — results in one ‘wow’ moment after another,” the Thea Award committee noted.

The show seamlessly integrates spectacular stunts with moving set pieces; Cinesite’s VFX environments are streamed on a giant  LED screen, perfectly in sync with the on-stage action so you’re never quite sure where reality ends and our CG images begin. It was a huge task, which involved our team creating 69,000 frames of 9k environments at 60fps for the 120 foot screen.

Cinesite VFX Supervisor Salvador Zalvidea oversaw our London team’s work on the stage show. Head over to Cartoon Brew to read his interview with Alex Dudok De Wit, where he discusses how we created and delivered the environments for this visual spectacle.

You can also get a sense of our giant visuals for the show in these Universal Orlando sneak peak and behind the scenes featurettes.