My life's a blur, so I won't attempt to make logically structured updates to this blog. I'll just spill some things out. Here goes some random stuff:
Finally! Substantia appears on IMDB! about time, 6 years later. Which, by the way, will be screened again in a cinema in London next week. As far as I know, first screening in years, since it did the festival rounds.
Aaaand I worked on Man of Steel, which premiered in Europe this afternoon.
Aaaaand... can't say anything about what I'm doing lately, so that will have to wait.
After their very positive feedback on the Prometheus sandstorm FX work, The VFX Show podcast surprises me again with some smashingly positive praise for the helicopter attack/crash scene in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall (min 49:30 of the podcast).
Thanks to Mike Seymour and co-hosts for their kind words, and congratulations to everyone involved in making those shots look brilliant.
As Lead FX TD for that film at MPC, I was almost exclusively involved in that sequence. Namely:
- Atmospheric effects (blown dust and grass/debris particles) from interaction with CG helicopter throughout that sequence.
- Laying out the crash shot, and Rn
The shortlist for the 85th Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Visual Effects was announced recently. I have the good fortune to have worked on 3 out of the 10 titles:
You can find the full shortlist, and details about each film's VFX, at this post on fxguide.