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Sometimes it's the little things that sell a spot - like the quick composite that establishes the expansive fantasy setting for this spot. We checked in with lead VFX artist Chris Sonia to see what's new in the compositing suite.
“We saw it partly as an opportunity to pay homage to the films of John Ford,” says cinematographer Matty Libatique, ASC. “We wanted to create a disciplined Western language, guided by imagery like Conrad Hall’s work on The Professionals and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Our study of the form grew out of our enthusiasm for the films, and it turned out to be one of the best parts about this project.”
In this new music video from emerging Japanese pop band Androp, directors Masashi Kawamura, Qanta Shimizu and Masatsugu Nagasoe have created an animated strobe effect by programming 250 Canon EOS 60Ds to flash like synchronized pixels in a crude Jumbo Tron behind the band.
The short animated film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," created by well-known children's book author/illustrator William Joyce, has taken the top spot at this year's Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH 2011.
Editors on a Transformers movie use the script and previsualizations as starting points, then build the picture scene by scene - even as the evolution of VFX shots opens new directions in storytelling and the effects of 3D help dictate the editing rhythms.
One of the things you notice about the languid, mysterious Mary Marie - part sisterly coming-of-age film, part erotic drama - is how the sequences of gorgeously colored and composed images bring to mind a carefully curated photography exhibit. They also convey a pointed intimacy that gives the film its urgency. Film & Video interviewed DP Magela Crosignani about the challenge.
An enviable group of award-winning visual effects supervisors powered Super 8's post-production. Film & Video talked with ILM's Kim Libreri about VFX production for what could be this summer's favorite family film.