The BBC called upon Lola to recreate the devastating eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum in 79 AD.
one-off documentary, shown on BBC1 25th March, shows Dr Margaret Mountford revealing 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 racked up a huge audience of 5 million when it was first aired and was created to coincide with the current exhibition at the British Museum: Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
You can watch a snippet here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016v5g0