In 2016, Axis' VFX studio in Bristol worked on series 11 and 12 of Baby Cow's Red Dwarf. Led by VFX Supervisor Howard Jones, Axis oversaw the filming and creation of 325 VFX shots across both series, involved in all pre-production and on-set supervision. As well as compositing model shots of Starbug and Red Dwarf, Axis' visual effects ranged from meteor storms to blowing up a space station.
Howard Jones and the team were therefore delighted to take on the challenge of creating VFX for a one-off feature-length special of Red Dwarf for Dave entitled The Promised Land, which aired April 9th 2020.
Howard discusses the creation of VFX on Red Dwarf: The Promised Land in Broadcast.