“It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” VFX Director Reveals Which Scene Took The Longest To Create

It needed almost two months to complete!

As tvN‘s series It’s Okay To Not Be Okay continues with its eye-catching episodes, K-Drama fans grow more curious about the production process.

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In a recent interview, the series’s VFX director Park Sung Jin shared how It’s Okay To Not Be Okay uses a significant amount of visual effects — like to create Ko Mun Yeong’s castle of a house.

VFX Director Park Sung Jin | tvN

The director commented, “When I first read the scenario, I was enchanted by the description of Ko Mun Yeong’s house.”

He explained that he took on the work because he became intrigued by what he could create visually.

It’s not everyday I get to work with a setting like this in romantic K-Dramas. I also knew that if portrayed incorrectly, the house could look really out of place. So my team paid a great deal of attention to working on that house.

— Park Sung Jin

According to the director, Ko Mun Yeong’s house is a mix of real-life set and detail-oriented VFX.

“This is a drama set. Please do not enter / photograph for safety reasons.” | THEQOO

The house, the surrounding mountains, and the interior of the house — like the chandelier — are all created with VFX. The balcony took extra work because it is a crucial space to Ko Mun Yeong and Moon Gang Tae. It had to be fantasy-fueled, but still realistic.

— Park Sung Jin

The director revealed, however, that the scene which took his team of visual graphic artists the longest to create is actually actor Kwak Dong Yeon‘s character Kwon Ki Do’s “manic” incident in Episode 3.

The scene, wild with Kwon Ki Do’s delusions, took almost two full months to put together.

The car flying overhead in slow motion and the snap back to reality took a lot of 3D computer graphic work. To complete that scene, I had more than 20 artists working for almost two months.

— Park Sung Jin

The director added, “The series’s executive director Park Shin Woo has a lot of ideas when it comes to visual effects.” It is, then, the two directors’ incredibly creative eyes and professional attention to detail that make It’s Okay To Not Be Okay so satisfying to watch.

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K-Drama fans patiently await the next episodes — for the romantic sparks, as well as the VFX magic!

Source: SE Daily
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