May 13, 2019, 5:58 am
We’ve seen Hulk in a lot of Marvel films, but never like this. Avengers: Endgame features the fully computer-generated Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) character in a form where Banner has merged his intelligence with the Hulk’s, well, Hulkish-ness. That required a whole new approach on the part of visual effects, which had to capture Ruffalo and then bring a performance to life that was somewhat closer to the human actor than they had done previously.
LOS ANGELES -- Ghost VFX has announced the opening of their newest studio location in Vancouver B.C., a known hub of visual effects and animation. The company already has studios in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, London, and Manchester. This is one step in the VFX house’s expansion plan; they have also named Gillian Pearson as lead studio manager. In her new capacity, Pearson will oversee the day-to-day operations including recruiting a new team of top-tier talent, and overall studio management. The new Vancouver state-of-the-art facility will solidify the company’s global footprint.
When Tim Crosbie first signed on as VFX supervisor for Guan Hu’s Chinese war epic The Eight Hundred, he had little inkling the project would end up consuming the next two and a half years of his life.
Korey Pereira whose Dolby Atmos upgrade we featured had to replace his Pro Tools computer in a hurry when his cheese-grater failed unexpectedly. This is the story of what he chose to replace it with so that he could continue working in audio post-production and Dolby Atmos.
You don't even need to open your eyes to know when you're watching an Edgar Wright film. The auteur uses sound in such an advantageous way that it propels the story without the audience even recognizing it's there. His movies are layered in rich sound design that is not cacophonous, but instead, moves to the rhythm of the visuals. As much as we pay attention to David Fincher's decisions behind every camera movement, Wright is an aficionado when it comes to understanding how sound can influence story.
Looking for a couple of hours of practical effects and models and miniatures interviews? Then don’t miss director, producer and model maker Berton Pierce’s YouTube channel, which has a whole bunch of segments, excerpts and bonus pieces from his Sense of Scale documentary.
For The Drew Barrymore Show, a set-up established by CBS VFX allows Barrymore to appear on a dynamic set in New York City while her guests appear in real-time from a secure set in Los Angeles. You can see the set-up below, and check out a clip of the show for how the final product looks.
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