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"POMPEII: THE MYSTERY OF THE PEOPLE FROZEN IN TIME"

The BBC called upon Lola to recreate the devastating eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum in 79 AD.

In a one-off documentary to be shown on BBC1, Dr Margaret Mountford reveals the unique set of circumstances that led to the remarkable preservation of the city and its inhabitants.

Director Chris Holt worked closely with Lola’s VFX supervisor Max Wright to design dramatic, visceral shots of the tragic events that froze Pompeii’s citizens in ash for centuries.
CG Supervisor Rhys Williams built a pre-eruption Mount Vesuvius and the surrounding terrain and a team led by Joe Cork added layers of live action volcanoes, high speed cloud tank footage and specially shot ash and debris plates in Nuke.

The show will air on the 25th March to coincide with the forthcoming exhibition at the British Museum: Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Date created: March 2013 2013-03-01T00:00:00+0000
Date published: 14 March 2013 2013-03-14T16:59:00+0000

Lola create mass destruction in the recreation of this unforgettable volcanic tragedy for BBC1..

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