Digital Effects & Artist

Step-by-step: a walkthrough of The Walk

Here’s how Atomic Fiction, led by visual effects supervisor Kevin Baillie, reproduced Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire act between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7th, 1974 for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk. The Walk was originally intended to be achieved via performance capture, back when Zemeckis was producing such films at ImageMovers Digital. Read MoreRead More

Building Incredible 3D Projections on Buildings

Chris Zwar details the process of planning and testing large those incredibly cool projections on buildings. While building projections can be incredibly impressive, and they’re usually created and displayed at sizes well above TV and even cinema, the actual process of creating the animation is fairly conventional. The critical step is the creation of a Read MoreRead More

Furious 7 and How Peter Jackson’s Weta Created Digital Paul Walker

Re-creating the franchise’s late star joins a new front in Hollywood’s decades-long effort to create a fully realistic CG actor. No actor is indispensable. That is the blunt lesson from the fact that Universal Pictures was able to complete its April 3 tentpole, Furious 7, following starPaul Walker‘s death in a November 2013 car accident about halfway Read MoreRead More

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