Tulsa effects studio will work on "August: Osage County" film

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Updated: 9/13/2012 2:56 pm Published: 9/13/2012 2:41 pm

Visual FX, a large format, 3D, and specialty graphics, has been selected to play an unusual role in the local production of "August: Osage County."

“We were approached Tuesday by the transportation team on the movie to transform a beautifully restored 1965 Dodge pickup into an old, beat-up farm truck,” said Linda Godfrey, president of Visual FX.

The truck was delivered Tuesday to Visual FX giving the firm three days to turn a show truck into a pock-marked, worse-for-wear farm truck. The process began immediately when one of the company’s graphic designers headed out to snap photos of old farm trucks in rural areas around Tulsa. Once the design was approved, Visual FX printed Wednesday what would become the truck’s deterioration, including rust and paint chips, on one of its state-of-the-art printers.

“We’re now in the process of applying the graphics to the truck so that it truly reflects the real-world wear and tear a 47-year-old farm truck would have taken,” Godfrey said. “It’s amazing to watch this transformation. We can’t wait to see it on the big screen.”

"August: Osage County" is the film adaption of Tulsa-native Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer award winning play about a family in Osage County, Oklahoma.  Filming is scheduled to begin in September.

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