Rob Legato is one of Hollywood’s most sought after visual effects supervisors. His impressive career as an effects visionary includes credits on award-winning blockbuster films including Hugo, Avatar, The Departed and many more. Having worked as Martin Scorsese’s collaborator on numerous films, Legato is known throughout the industry as a problem solver who uses effects to enhance and drive stories. Most recently, Legato was VFX supervisor and Second Unit Director on the box office success, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Based on the New York Times best-selling autobiography by stockbroker Jordan Belfort, one would not ordinarily assume a drama like The Wolf of Wall Street relied on visual effects work. The film, in fact, contains numerous set extensions, environments and digital sleight of hand to build realistic backgrounds and locations. Luckily, with the help of mocha, the Academy Award-winning planar tracking software from Imagineer Systems, Legato and VFX studio, Brainstorm Digital successfully sell these digital sets and seamless replacements as smoothly as Jordan Belfort himself sold penny stocks to unwitting investors.