Friday, June 26, 2015

The VFX behind Framestore's Paddington Bear

Nice to see some familiar faces in this featurette! More behind the scenes info over on Framestore's website.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Producer Chris Meledandri: Annecy Keynote Lecture (2015)

Annecy keynote lecture by producer Chris Meledandri

James Horner

Super sad to hear the news about James Horner. He was one of my favorite  composers. His incredible ability to find the musical tread connecting what was on screen to the heart of audience was epic and astonishing. His story was music and his music told some of the greatest stories in film. I personally think Legends of the Fall is a masterpiece as is Braveheart. Amazing. He will be greatly missed.

// Conversation with James Horner (2014)

"I’m keeping track, constantly, of what the heart is supposed to be feeling. That is my primary role.” - James Horner

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Edge of Tomorrow - Creating the Mimics

The Mimic was a beast to animate. Toughest creature I have ever animated. Every shot was unique and presented its own set of challenges. The tentacles had an impressive about of dexterity and detail. The vid shows some examples of the scaling, twisting, growing flexibility of the rig. Doesn't mention the 'hair' tentacles on the head though. We had a combination of animation and animation simulation controls for those.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015