"Francesco", telling the real story of St. Francesco,  was almost entirely filmed in the large backlot at Cinecittà Studios, where production designer Marco Dentici rebuilt the ancient era, old countryside square and the facade of the church of San Rufino. The set was also characterized by interiors and upper floors practicable to allow different POVs and multiple cameras. The big set wall which also included the vast main gate to the square, was based on a pre-existing structure used for a previous TV production, therefore in post production,unwanted elements has been removed and replaced by realistic set extensions by populating with actual buildings from the same epoch. For other shots featuring St.Francesco's miracles, we created a huge bird animation all around a big tree. Birds were in CG.
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