VFX

David Fincher: A Life In Pictures

https://youtu.be/mlVsIqpMXIs

The BAFTA-winning director behind Gone Girl, The Social Network, Seven + Fight Club on his craft + career. From the BAFTA Archives.


It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJmEC5ieOk

I read the book when I was a kid and it scared me to death.

In Theaters September 8

http://itthemovie.com/


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword | VFX Breakdown | Framestore

https://youtu.be/Gpvx4swiFcg

Framestore was pleased to join the voyage to Medieval England for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, reuniting the studio with British director Guy Ritchie and his team. Conjuring giant elephants, magical serpents and the out-of-this-world CG environments, our Art Department worked on detailed concepts for key scenes, with VFX teams contributing a total of 437 shots.


Recreating Game Of Thrones' Dragon Battle

https://youtu.be/hcfGViXv4YQ

might be a spoiler if you are not up to speed on GOT...


Duality Redux | Slow Motion Cats Phantom Camera Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBm153A8kS8

A study in duality, a domestic cat and a jungle cat embody the civilized and the wild.

Great reference for animators.


James Cameron Reveals Avatar Sequel Details

From Empire Online.com


James Cameron is not someone who does things by halves. The man who rebuilt the Titanic is currently hard at work on four sequels toAvatar, the first of which won't land until 2020. However, there are a few things about the upcoming sequels that fans will find familiar, not least of all the principal villain. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

It's long been confirmed that Stephen Lang's Colonel Quartich would return (despite taking a pair of four-foot arrows in the chest), but talking to Empire in our September issue, Cameron reveals that Quaritch won't be relegated to a supporting role or appear solely in flashbacks. Rather, he will continue to menace Jake, Neytiri and the other Na'vi throughout all five movies as the saga's main antagonist.

"The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters," he says. "There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I’m taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it’s not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There’s not a new villain every time, which is interesting. Same guy. Same motherfucker through all four movies. He is so good and he just gets better. I know Stephen Lang is gonna knock this out of the park."

Was Quaritch's body smuggled off-world by the departing Selfridge? Will he return more machine than man? Or, after being skewered deep within the Pandoran forest, might he himself end up transposed into an Avatar body, bringing a blue-skinned, eight-foot Na'vi Quaritch to bear on our heroes? The mind boggles.

Cameron's mammoth undertaking, shooting four sequels back-to-back is not only ambitious, it's a feat of scheduling that Stephen Lang himself described as "a Mongoian clusterfuck". Cameron's inspiration for said clusterfuck? One Peter Jackson.

"I said 'It’s your fault I’m doing this, motherfucker!'" He recalls. "It’s one big story. But I would say a little bit different from The Lord Of The Rings, which you knew was a trilogy and that allowed you to accept a sort of truncated ending for movies one and two and then a fulfilment. This is a greater narrative broken up into four complete stories.

For the complete, in-depth career interview with Cameron, covering everything from Terminator 2 to Aliens, Titanic and The Abyss, pick up the September issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday 10 August.Subscribe here.


Chunyong Chong Panther Animation

Final animation form Ianimate creature class1 - Rig from Ianimate


Film Contact 1997 - Brilliant Tricky Mirror Shot Explained

https://youtu.be/Fxa3j8bK-c4

Contact visual effects supervisors Ken Ralston and Stephen Rosenbaum explain how this amazing scene was shot.


From VFX Blog... read more here.

 

vfxblog: So how did you plan it and how did you pull it off? I think people are still bamboozled by it.

Ralston: Well, the idea was to present it in a simple way. The beauty of it is, anywhere else, there’d be cutaways of course to show what you need to know. So first of all, once we had it boarded, and I don’t think we ever did previs in those days on most things, but we knew what we wanted. Plus you have to realise, when you’re on a set you have to be there to let the reality of what you’re shooting dictate the next step sometimes. So the first thing you obviously have to get is her.

Mirror1

Our camera operator, who was also a great Steadicam operator, had to keep running up those stairs with her over and over, and he was dying. I forget how many takes we got of her running up. Plus there’s this ramp slow down, which is also happening as she runs up, it goes into slow-mo.

So, using all of that as her timing reference, then I try to figure out, well, okay what’s the simplest way of shooting her? Do I have to tell her where to reach so that the hand coming in from the other side matches as if it was a mirror reflection? It’s all just, how fast do we pull out of this mirror?

I’m trying to remember all the pieces that we shot. I know that we pulled back, we had the medicine cabinet obviously that we come into, and then the mirror closes slowly. That’s all these separate pieces. And the only reason to separate them is you never know down the line when the director might say, ‘Could we…’, and then they want to change it somehow. If you can break if up into little minuscule little parts, you can make your job a little easier. Although I don’t think we ever did anything on that.

I know we added bevels on the mirror, because there was no mirror, and it was just a blue screen stuck to a medicine cabinet mirror that should have been there. And we just put a little schmutz on it so it looked like it was a real thing, and on you go.


The Making of Stranger Things with Aaron Sims Creative

https://youtu.be/v6TTzPOh79E

 

With the highly anticipated second series of Netflix cult show Stranger Things set for release this coming Halloween, we caught up with the team at Aaron Sims Creative - the award-winning VFX studio that brought the series’ eerie otherworldly landscapes and terrifying Demogorgon to life.


WoodSwimmer

https://vimeo.com/196683500

 

A music video made entirely from wood for a song by bedtimes.xxx/music, WoodSwimmer is based on a concept I developed while designing a new stop-motion universe where wood is the primary element. The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. It is a straightforward technique but one which is brutally tedious to complete.

More about the film at bfophoto.com/

More tunes at soundcloud.com/bedtimes


Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at the Domestic Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC FilmsWonder Woman won a second-straight weekend at the domestic box office with an impressive $57.2 million, a drop of just 45% in ticket sales (it’s usually 50 to 60% these days for a film’s second weekend). That’s higher than the second weekends of Man of Steel ($41.3 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($51.3 million) and Suicide Squad ($43.5 million), despite all three of those movies having bigger opening weekends. The domestic total now stands at $205 million. Internationally, Wonder Woman grossed $58.1 million from 57 markets this weekend and has now earned $230.2 million (with $68.4 million coming from China). That means the global total is now up to $435.2 million, with the film having not yet opened in countries such as Germany (June 15), Spain (June 23) and Japan (August 25). Made for $149 million and directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/857471-wonder-woman-buries-the-mummy-at-the-domestic-box-office#2FMxKTGLECsJ8h8J.99

Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at the domestic box office
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/857471-wonder-woman-buries-the-mummy-at-the-domestic-box-office#2FMxKTGLECsJ8h8J.99


"This Range Will Floor You" - by AltVFX

https://youtu.be/TIw5fqoRANc

Watch the beautifully animated and rendered VFX spot including a full CG beetles for a recent campaign for the Opel Ampera e, created by our friends over at AltVFX! For more information, please see the details and links below:

Official Website - http://altvfx.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Alt.vfx


Robot & Scarecrow

Set amidst the euphoric madness of a summer music festival, Robot & Scarecrow is a uniquely modern fairy tale about love. When a robot pop diva flees her keepers she runs straight into the arms of a lonely scarecrow desperate for adventure. They spend an incredible night together, caught in a heady vortex of music and magic:

Produced by Factory Fifteen and Nexus, the 15-minute-long Robot & Scarecrow was commissioned by social media network Vero and Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s production company DMC Film under a new partnership initiative aimed at supporting emerging directors. The CG-driven short, which stars Jack O'Connell and Holliday Grainger, was shot at U.K. music festival Secret Garden Party by cinematographer Luke Jacobs, and was directed by London-based director Kibwe Tavares (JonahRobots of Brixton) and produced by Daniel Emmerson (Assassin’s Creed12 Years A Slave).


björk: notget VFX Breakdown

Final Music Video at: vimeo.com/220584509

More images and info behance.net/gallery/52828377/bjoerk-notget

I worked closely with Warren and Nick from W&N studio to bring this piece to life over the last few months. We started with allot of experimenting in 3D, exploring the themes of death and decay, transformation and rebirth. Bjork fell in love with the organic/biological tests we had done early on and we set out to build on this theme.

We used Maya and V-ray as our rendering platform and Houdini to generate the detailed growth systems.

Many thanks to W&N and Bjork for the opportunity to run wild and create something rad.

Music used in this breakdown video: Rival Consoles - 3 Chords

björk: notget from Wicked Pixels on Vimeo.

 

directed - by warren du preez & nick thornton jones - warrendupreeznickthorntonj...

creative direction & masks - by björk & james merry

cgi & vfx creative - wicked pixels - facebook.com/wickedpixels

cgi & vfx creative director and cgi artist - gavin coetzee - behance.net/gavincoetzee

produced - by campbell beaton - campbellbeaton.com/

2d flame - framestore london - framestore.com

d.o.p. - john mathieson - imdb.com/name/nm0558822/

editor - owen oppenheimer @ the quarry - the-quarry.co.uk/

colourist - simona cristea @ rushes - rushes.co.uk/

production design - josephe bennett - josephbennett.co.uk/

make up - andrew gallimore @ clm - clm-agency.com/hair-make-u...

hair - martin cullen @ streeters - streeters.com/artists/hair...


Strange Beasts

https://vimeo.com/209070629


‘Wonder Woman’ Breaks Glass Ceiling For Female Directors With $97M+ Debut; Earns ‘A’ CinemaScore

Read More Here

5th UPDATE, Saturday writethru after Friday 11:40 PM: After weathering lackluster critical scores and OK fan response with last year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad, all is well and correct in the Warner Bros/DC universe as Wonder Woman is both a hit with critics (94% Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences, earning an A CinemaScore on top of her current $97.1 million opening.

For the weekend of June 2-4, based on late night Saturday estimates:

1.). Wonder Woman  (WB), 4,165 theaters / $38.7M Fri. (includes $11M previews)/3-day cume: $97.1M/Total: Wk 2

2.). Captain Underpants  (DWA/20TH), 3,434 theaters / $8M Fri. (includes $650K previews) /3-day cume: $25.7M/Total: Wk 1

3.). Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  (DIS), 4,276 theaters / $6.3M Fri. (-73%)/3-day cume: $21.3M (-66%)/Total:$114.3M/ Wk 2

4.). The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (DIS), 3,507 theaters (-364) / $2.6M Fri.(-51%) /3-day cume: $9.7M (-54%) /  Total: $355.4M / Wk 5

5.). Baywatch (FOX), 3,647 theaters / $2.6M Fri.(-54%)/ 3-day cume: $8.5M (-54%)/Total:$41.3M/ Wk 2

6.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 2,660 theaters (-1,112) / $1.1M Fri. (-61%)  /$3-day cume: $3.9M (-63%)/Total: $67.1M Wk 3

7.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,375 theaters (-426) / $1M Fri. (-50%)//3-day cume: $3.1M (-48%) /Total:$28.1M/  Wk 3

8/9.). Snatched (FOX), 1,625 theaters (-1,033) / $385K Fri. (-65%)  /3-day cume: $1.3M (-68%) / Total:$43.8 M / Wk 4

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 2,088 theaters (-1,086) / $368K Fri. (-71%) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-70%)/ Total: $17.9M/Wk 3

10.). King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB/VR), 1,222 theaters (-1,281)/ $322K  Fri. (-64%) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-67%) /Total:$37.1M / Wk 4

Notables:

3 Idiotas  (LG), 349 theaters / $175K Fri. /3-day cume: $597K/Total: Wk 1

6.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 2,660 theaters (-1,112) / $1.1M Fri. (-61%) /$3-day cume: $3.9M (-63%)/Total: $67.1M Wk 3

7.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,375 theaters (-426) / $1M Fri. (-50%)//3-day cume: $3.1M (-48%) /Total:$28.1M/ Wk 3

8/9.). Snatched (FOX), 1,625 theaters (-1,033) / $385K Fri. (-65%) /3-day cume: $1.3M (-68%) / Total:$43.8 M / Wk 4

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 2,088 theaters (-1,086) / $368K Fri. (-71%) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-70%)/ Total: $17.9M/Wk 3

10.). King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB/VR), 1,222 theaters (-1,281)/ $322K Fri. (-64%) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-67%) /Total:$37.1M / Wk 4

Notables:

3 Idiotas (LG), 349 theaters / $175K Fri. /3-day cume: $597K/Total: Wk 1


Disney Fx Reel from Hendrik Panz

https://vimeo.com/216644196

 

Nice FX Reel


David Fincher’s Extreme Close-Ups

https://vimeo.com/152923976

 

The extreme close-up may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of David Fincher's unique visual aesthetic. That's because Fincher's extreme close-ups don't call attention to themselves. The filmmaker stitches the shots into his pictures in a way that is subtle and fluid, yet impactful and abrasive. They often go unnoticed, sitting just under the surface and scratching at our eyes. In my previous two "Extreme Close-Up" videos, I looked at Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, two masters of the ECU. If Tarantino and PTA use the ECU as explanation points, Fincher's are used as hyphens, semicolons, and parentheses. Here is a look at some of Fincher's best usages of the extreme close-up.
MUSIC: "Closer (Precursor) by Nine Inch Nails and "Where is My Mind?" by The Pixies
Films Used:
Alien 3 (1992)
Se7en (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Zodiac (2007)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Gone Girl (2014)

Tarantino: vimeo.com/124258143
PTA: vimeo.com/134670866

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


Rocco’s Carrot - Making Of

https://vimeo.com/217741486

Some behind the scenes of our work for Rocco's carrot. Thank's to all artist who did a wonderful job.
Enjoy watching.

Music: Bostro Pesopeo "Cheer Up"
perm-vac.com/

Thank's to Robert
rndboxx.com

Rocco's Carrot from Spellwork Pictures on Vimeo.


Direct Registering Cat Gait

https://i.imgur.com/iG5fcSn.gifv

Cats are capable of walking very precisely because, like all felines, they directly register; that is, they place each hind paw (almost) directly in the print of the corresponding fore paw, minimizing noise and visible tracks. This also provides sure footing for their hind paws when they navigate rough terrain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat


Dynamics Reel - Will Wallace

https://vimeo.com/217795481

nice reel...


Pepsi Arabia ‘Hand in Hand, We Can’ – Making Of

https://vimeo.com/217631411

Glassworks Barcelona is glad to present the making of video for the spot directed by Ernest Desumbila in collaboration with Sauvage for the Pepsi Arabia's campaign ‘Hand in Hand, We Can’, launched earlier 2017.

In the spot we can see six top sport personalities from Saudi Arabia, from athletes to football players, joining efforts to fight against the obstacles appearing on their way.

Follow @glassworksbcn on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for more updates.
Website: glassworksbarcelona.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/glassworksbcn
Twitter: twitter.com/glassworksbcn
Instagram: instagram.com/glassworksvfx

CREDITS

Client
Pepsi Arabia

Agency
Impact BBDO Jeddah

Production Company
Sauvage

Director
Ernest Desumbila

PEPSI TEAM

Production Company
Dejavu Dubai

Executive Producer
Manasvi Gosalia

Producer
Alison Steve Jennings
Kavya Iyer

IMPACT BBDO JEDDAH TEAM

Creative Director
Moe Sarhi
Wissam Chaar

Agency Producer
Diana Gebaly

SAUVAGE TEAM

Executive Producer
Eva Lafitte

Producer
Llibert Figueras

Editor
Lluis Murúa

GLASSWORKS TEAM

3D Lead
Carlos Cortés

2D Lead
Carlos Cortés

Executive Producer / Head of Production
Joan Amat

Producer
Belén Palos

VFX Supervisor
Carlos Cortés

3D Artists
Carlos Cortés
Javier Verdugo
Fabio Medrano
Frankie de Leonardis
Simon Glas
Marco Rossi
Rodrigo Torres
Anthony Vincent
Eric Moliner
Borja A. Ortiz
Sarah Gatefield
Igor Gouziev

2D Artists
Carlos Cortés
Ruben Llusià
Saúl Yowi
Gonzalo Moyano
Fabio Medrano
Dani Granado
Alexandre Hurtado
Joan Hurtado
Anna Mejuto

Colourist
Xavi Santolaya

Making of by Dani Barrio

3D car sequence and monster made in collaboration with Sauvage.

Song: a-is-to-b-as-b-is-to-c
itunes.apple.com/es/album/a-is-to-b-as-b-is-to-c/id281208446?i=281208609&l=en


Animal Gaits for Animators

https://vimeo.com/215637283


IFCC 2017 Main Titles

Main Titles for the IFCC 2017 Concept Art Conference. An extremely ambitious project, only made possible by the collaboration between close friends, and the passion for what we do. The Film takes you on a metaphorical Journey towards self discovery.
Process - vimeo.com/210234580
Full Project on Behance - behance.net/gallery/50748713/IFCC-2017-Main-Titles?

IFCC 2017 Process from we|me:do on Vimeo.

Credits:
Direction/Animation: Sava Živković ----------------------- behance.net/SavaZivkovic
Music/Sound Design: Iz Svemira -------------------------- behance.net/izsvemira
Story: Sava Živković, Nebojša Jež, Milan NIkolić
Concept Art: Milan NIkolić----------------------------------- artstation.com/artist/milancho
Character Artist: Mihailo Radošević ---------------------- behance.net/oliahim
Vehicle Artist: Nenad Merzel ------------------------------- behance.net/NenadMerzel
Graphic Design: Nebojša Jež
Motion Capture: Take One ---------------------------------- mocap.me/
Conference ---------------------------------------------------- ifcc-croatia.com/
Special Thanks to Sitni Sati and Allegorithimic
Tools: 3ds Max, Octane Render, FumeFx, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Quixel Suite, Worldmachine, Adobe Suite

IFCC Character Turntable from we|me:do on Vimeo.

IFCC Ship Turntable from we|me:do on Vimeo.


Making of A Monster Calls (Animation Sequence)

More than two years ago, Glassworks Barcelona teamed up to direct and craft the two animated stories embedded in “A Monster Calls”, J. A. Bayona’s new movie, based in the homonymous novel by Patrick Ness. Two metaphorical fables that help understanding episodes of reality that are difficult to explain through traditional narrative.

After all this time, and despite the research work done, it’s also very complicated for us to put in words what this experience has meant. This project enabled us meeting wonderful artists, with whom we had never collaborated before; people more fantastic than the tales we all made possible. Thanks everyone for putting all your love and a little bit of your life in these stories.


Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Section 9 Featurette - Paramount Pictures


Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box is an alternate definition of the greek myth surrounding Pandora and the container/box she is given. This reawakening envisions Pandora releasing time itself to rule as the cause, evil being the effect. Answering the curse of this relentless flow of less
time, we are forced to save and pass on through a transition from death to renewal. The 4th chapter honors the end of one time and the hope in the beginning of another. This is an alternate definition of Pandora’s Box – Time.

Read the poem and experience more background at:
themotionist.com/pandorasbox

Created by Ron Weaver
themotionist.com
Sound Design by Ignition-Music Production
ignition-music.de


After Practice

Nice work, just needs to bend at the ball of the foot more... but, really nice job!


Super cool 3D animation (with sound!) by Neil Tolman based on my After Practice color sketch~ I'm really touched and honored T.T

Please show him some support!
His website/works:
http://www.roguefx.com
https://www.instagram.com/roguefx/

Posted by Guweiz on Monday, February 20, 2017

Super cool 3D animation (with sound!) by Neil Tolman based on my After Practice color sketch~ I'm really touched and honored T.T

Please show him some support!
His website/works:
http://www.roguefx.com
https://www.instagram.com/roguefx/

Posted by Guweiz on Monday, February 20, 2017

Summary From Neil Tolman

I'm a huge fan of @guweiz's work, and was particularly taken by his painting "After Practice". Heading into Christmas break 2016, I really wanted to jump into a passion project to keep me on my toes, and I thought back to this painting. This would be a huge undertaking, and would really challenge my creativity and problem-solving skills. -- Perfect! I freakin' LOVE a challenge.

I spent about 60 hours in total over the course of three months on my spare time. I was pretty much done with the visuals within a few weeks, and spent the rest of the time adding in little details like exhaust fumes on the cars, the breeze moving through the trees, drips coming off the umbrella, etc. I absolutely loved working on this, and appreciate @guweiz's for painting such inspiring works. Check out Guweiz on: Patreon Facebook TwitterDeviant Art and Instagram

Software: Maya/Vray/After Effects/Magic Bullet/Star Glow


15th Annual VES Award Nominees

Via Jeff Heusser,  FX Guide, 

Nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards were announced today by the Visual Effects Society. Nominating panels were held in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles. On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only) will commence January 21st, followed by the Awards to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Congratulations to all the Nominees:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Doctor Strange
Stephane Ceretti, Susan Pickett, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Christian Manz,Olly Young, Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, David Watkins

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Frazer Churchill, Hal Couzens, Andrew Lockley, Jelmer Boskma, Hayley Williams

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
John Knoll, Erin Dusseault, Hal Hickel, Nigel Sumner, Neil Corbould

The Jungle Book
Robert Legato, Joyce Cox, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez, JD Schwalm


Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Allied
Kevin Baillie, Sandra Scott, Brennan Doyle, Viktor Muller, Richard Van Den Bergh

Deepwater Horizon
Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton, Jason Snell
John Galloway
Burt Dalton

Jason Bourne
Charlie Noble, Dan Barrow, Julian Gnass, Huw Evans, Steve Warner

Silence
Pablo Helman, Brian Barlettani, Ivan Busquets, Juan Garcia, R. Bruce Steinheimer

Sully
MIchael Owen,Tyler Kehl, Mark Curtis, Bryan Litson, Steven Riley


Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory
Angus MacLane, Lindsey Collins- p.g.a., John Halstead, Chris J. Chapman

Kubo and the Two Strings
Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner, Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff

Moana
Kyle Odermatt, Nicole P. Hearon, Hank Driskill, Ian Gooding

The Little Prince
Mark Osborne, Jinko Gotoh, Pascal Bertrand, Jamie Caliri

Zootopia
Scott Kersavage, Bradford S. Simonsen, David Goetz, Ernest J. Petti


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Mirror; Playtest
Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn, Russell McLean, Grant Walker, Christopher Gray

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst, Matthew Rouleau, Sam Conway

Stranger Things; Demogorgon
Marc Kolbe, Aaron Sims, Olcun Tan

The Expanse; Salvage
Robert Munroe, Clint Green, Kyle Menzies, Tom Turnbull

Westworld; The Bicameral Mind
Jay Worth, Elizabeth Castro, Bobo Skipper, Gustav Ahrén


Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails; XX
Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Aladino Debert, Yafei Wu, Paul Stephenson

Penny Dreadful; The Day Tennyson Died
James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Mai-Ling Lee

Roots; Night One
Simon Hansen, Paul Kalil, Theo le Roux Preist, Wicus Labuschagne, Max Poolman

The Man in the High Castle; Volkshalle
Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain

Vikings; The Last Ship
Dominic Remane, Mike Borrett, Ovidiu Cinazan, Paul Wishart, Paul Byrne


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Brian Horton, Keith Pope, David Johnson, Tobias Stromvall

Dishonored 2; Crack in the Slab
Sebastien Mitton, Guillaume Curt, Damien Laurent, Jean-Luc Monnet

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Virtual Reality
Andy Rowans-Robinson, Karen Czukerberg, John Montefusco, Corrina Wilson, Resh Sidhu

Gears of War 4
Kirk Gibbons, Zoe Curnoe, Aryan Hanbeck, Colin Penty

Quantum Break
Janne Pulkkinen, Elmeri Raitanen, Matti Hamalainen, Ville Assinen

Uncharted 4
Bruce Straley, Eben Cook, Iki Ikram


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Coke Mini; A Mini Marvel
Vincent Cirelli, Michael Perdew, Brendan Seals, Jared Simeth

For Honor
Maxime Luern, Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Hannah Ruddleston, Fabian Frank, William Laban

Titanfall 2; Become One
Dan Akers, Tiffany Webber, Chris Bedrosian

Waitrose; Coming Home
Jonathan Westley -Wes, Alex Fitzgerald, Jorge Montiel, Adam Droy


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Dream of Anhui
Chris Morley, Lee Hahn, Alex Hessler, Kent Matheson

Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken Treasure
Bill George, Amy Jupiter, Hayden Landis, David Lester

Soarin' Over the Horizon
Marianne McLean, Bill George, Hayden Landis, Dorne Huebler, Thomas Tait

Skull Island: Reign of Kong
John Gibson, Arish Fyzee, Sachin Shrestha, Anshul Mathuria

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience
Dan Glass, Brett Harding, Tom Debenham, Brian Delmonico, Matt Pulliam


Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Niffler
Laurent Laban, Gabriel Beauvais-Tremblay, Luc Girard, Romain Rico

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Grand Moff Tarkin
Sven Jensen, Jee Young Park, Steve Walton, Cyrus Jam

The Jungle Book; King Louie
Paul Story, Dennis Yoo, Jack Tema, Andrei Coval

The Jungle Book; Shere Khan
Benjamin Jones, Julio Del Rio Hernandez, Jake Harrell, James Hood

Warcraft; Durotan
Sunny Wei, Brian Cantwell, Brian Paik, Jee Young Park


Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory; Hank
Jonathan Hoffman, Steven Clay Hunter, Mark Piretti, Audrey Wong

Kubo and the Two Strings; Kubo
Jeff Riley, Ian Whitlock, Adam Lawthers, Jeremy Spake

Kubo and the Two Strings; Monkey
Andy Bailey, Dobrin Yanev, Kim Slate, Jessica Lynn

Moana; The Mighty Maui
Mack Kablan, Nikki Mull, Matthew Schiller, Marc Thyng


Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare; Omar
Bernardo Antoniazzi, Aaron Beck, Jason Greenberg, Chris Barnes

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
John Montefusco, Michael Cable, Shayne Ryan, Andy Rowan-Robinson

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon
James Kinnings, Michael Holzl, Matt Derksen, Joeseph Hoback

Game of Thrones; Home; Emaciated Dragon
Sebastian Lauer, Jonathan Symmonds, Thomas Kutschera, Anthony Sieben


Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Tim van Hussen, David Bryan, Chloe Dawe, Maximillian Mallman

Opel Motorsport; Racing Faces; Lion
Jorge Montiel, Jacob Gonzales, Sauce Vilas, Alberto Lara

SSE; Neon House; Baby Pixel
Jorge Montiel, Daniel Kmet, Sauce Vilas, Peter Agg

Waitrose; Coming Home
Jorge Montiel, Nick Smalley, Andreas Graichen, Alberto Lara


Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

Deadpool; Freeway Assault
Seth Hill, Jedediah Smith, Laurent Taillefer, Marc-Antoine Paquin

Doctor Strange; London
Brendan Seals, Raphael A. Pimentel, Andrew Zink, Gregory Ng

Doctor Strange; New York City
Adam Watkins, Martijn van Herk, Tim Belsher, Jon Mitchell

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Scarif Complex
Enrico Damm, Kevin George, Olivier Vernay-Kim, Yanick Dusseault


Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory; Open Ocean Exhibit
Stephen Gustafson, Jack Hattori, Jesse Hollander, Michael Rutter

Kubo and the Two Strings; Hanzo's Fortress
Phil Brotherton, Nick Mariana, Emily Greene, Joe Strasser

Kubo and the Two Strings; Waves
David Horsley, Eric Wachtman, Daniel Leatherdale, Takashi Kuboto

Moana; Motonui Island
Rob Dressel, Andy Harkness, Brien Hindman, Larry Wu


Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Black Sails; XXVIII; Maroon Island
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Deak Ferrand, Pierre Rousseau, Mathieu Lapierre

Dishonored 2; Clockwork Mansion
Sebastien Mitton,Guillaume Curt, Damien Laurent, Jean-Luc Monnet

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Deak Ferrand, Dominic Daigle, François Croteau, Alexandru Banuta

Game of Thrones; The Winds of Winter; Citadel
Edmond Engelbrecht, Tomoka Matsumura, Edwin Holdsworth, Cheri Fojtik

The Man in the High Castle; Volkshalle
Casi Blume, David Andrade, Nick Chamberlain, Lawson Deming


Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Doctor Strange; New York Mirror Dimension
Landis Fields, Mathew Cowie, Frederic Medioni, Faraz Hameed

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Patrick Tiberius Gehlen, Michelle Blok, Christopher Baird, Drew Wood-Davies

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Space Battle
John Levin, Euisung Lee, Steve Ellis, Barry Howell

The Jungle Book
Bill Pope, Robert Legato, Gary Roberts, John Brennan


Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon Rig
Kelvin Lau, Jean Bolte, Kevin Sprout, Kim Vongbunyong

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Princess Leia
Paul Giacoppo, Gareth Jensen, Todd Vaziri, James Tooley

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Star Destroyer
Jay Machado, Marko Chulev, Akira Orikasa, Steven Knipping

Star Trek Beyond; Enterprise
Daniel Nicholson, Rhys Salcombe, Chris Elmer, Andreas Maaninka


Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Alice Through the Looking Glass; Rust
Klaus Seitschek, Joseph Pepper, Jacob Clark, Cosku Turhan

Doctor Strange; Hong Kong Reverse Destruction
Florian Witzel, Georges Nakhle, Azhul Mohamed, David Kirchner

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Jedha Destruction
Miguel Perez Senent, Matt Puchala, Ciaran Moloney, Luca Mignardi

The Jungle Book; Nature Effects
Oliver Winwood, Fabian Nowak, David Schneider, Ludovic Ramisandraina


Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory
Stephen Gustafson, Allen Hemberger, Joshua Jenny, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong

Kubo and the Two Strings; Water
David Horsley, Peter Stuart, Timur Khodzhaev, Terrance Tornberg

Moana
Marc Henry Bryant, David Hutchins, John M. Kosnik, Dale Mayeda

Zootopia
Nicholas Burkard, Moe El-Ali, Claudia Chung Sanii, Thom Wickes


Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Kevin Blom, Sasmit Ranadive, Wanghua Huang, Ben Andersen

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, James Dong, Xavier Fourmond

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Tushar Kewlani, Radu Ciubotariu, Ben Thomas

Sky; Q
Michael Hunault, Gareth Bell, Paul Donnellan, Joshua Curtis


Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

Doctor Strange; New York City
Matthew Lane, Jose Fernandez, Ziad Shureih, Amy Shepard

Independence Day: Resurgence; Under The Mothership
Mathew Giampa, Adrian Sutherland, Daniel Lee, Ed Wilkie

The Jungle Book
Christoph Salzmann, Masaki Mitchell, Matthew Adams, Max Stummer

X-Men: Apocalypse; Quicksilver Rescue
Jess Burnheim, Alana Newell, Andy Peel, Matthew Shaw


Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails; XX; Sailing Ships
Michael Melchiorre, Kevin Bouchez, Heather Hoyland, John Brennick

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Patrick Davids, Michael Crane, Joe Salazar

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell
Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones, Thijs Noij, Caleb Thompson

Game of Thrones; The Door; Land of Always Winter
Eduardo Díaz, Aníbal Del Busto, Angel Rico, Sonsoles López-Aranguren


Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

Canal; Kitchen
Dominique Boidin, Leon Berelle, Maxime Luere, Remi Kozyra

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Tom Harding, Alex Snookes, David Filipe, Andreas Feix

Kenzo; Kenzo World
Evan Langley, Benjamin Nowak, Rob Fitzsimmons, Phylicia Feldman

LG; World of Play
Jay Bandlish, Udesh Chetty, Carl Norton

Waitrose; Coming Home
Jonathan Westley -Wes, Gary Driver, Milo Paterson, Nina Mosand


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Breaking Point
Johannes Franz, Nicole Rothermel, Thomas Sali, Alexander Richter

Elemental
Adrian Meyer, Lena-Carolin Lohfink, Denis Krez, David Bellenbaum

Garden Party
Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon, Théophile Dufresne, Lucas Navarro

Shine
Mareike Keller, Dennis Mueller, Meike Mueller


Two special awards will be presented as well:

Victoria Alonso
Victoria Alonso
The VES Visionary Award will be presented to Victoria Alonso - Producer / Marvel Studios Executive VP of Physical Production.

Alonso is currently executive producing James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.  In her executive role, she oversees post-production and visual effects for the studio slate. She executive produced Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World, Shane Black's Iron Man 3, as well as Marvel’s The Avengers for Joss Whedon. She co-produced Iron Manand Iron Man 2 with director Jon Favreau, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, and Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

 

Ken Ralston
Ken Ralston
Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Ken Ralston - Sr. Visual Effect Supervisor / Creative Head, Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Ralston has earned five Academy Awards® including a Special Achievement Oscar® for the visual effects in the 1984 phenomenon, Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.  In addition to this, he received Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects for his work as visual effects supervisor on Forrest Gump (which was also awarded the Oscar for Best Picture), Death Becomes Her, the revolutionary Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon. Ralston followed his Academy Award-nominated work as senior visual effects supervisor on Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (3D), with Columbia Picture's Men in Black III and most recently Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.


Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney's 'Moana'

UCLA mathematics professor Joseph Teran, a Walt Disney consultant on animated movies since 2007, is under no illusion that artists want lengthy mathematics lessons, but many of them realize that the success of animated movies often depends on advanced mathematics.
"In general, the animators and artists at the studios want as little to do with mathematics and physics as possible, but the demands for realism in animated movies are so high," Teran said. "Things are going to look fake if you don't at least start with the correct physics and mathematics for many materials, such as water and snow. If the physics and mathematics are not simulated accurately, it will be very glaring that something is wrong with the animation of the material."
Teran and his research team have helped infuse realism into several Disney movies, including "Frozen," where they used science to animate snow scenes. Most recently, they applied their knowledge of math, physics and computer science to enliven the new 3-D computer-animated hit, "Moana," a tale about an adventurous teenage girl who is drawn to the ocean and is inspired to leave the safety of her island on a daring journey to save her people.

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Perfect World

Credits:
Katie Melua - Perfect World, from the new album In Winter.
Perfect World - written by Katie Melua and Joel Harries
Video directed by Karni & Saul, Sulkybunny Productions

P&C 2016 BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

Thank you Rebus Renderfarm for their support

Links:
Websites: katiemelua.com sulkybunny.com
Twitter: @katiemelua @krispykarni
Facebook: katiemeluamusic
Instagram: katiemeluaofficial karni_and_saul


Directing duo Karni and Saul. Male and female also partners in crime and life.

We have been working together since 2002, merging an atmospheric photographic style

with fantastical animated elements. We like to call it Casual Fantasy.

Sulkybunny is a boutique production company specialising in unique looking mix of live action and CG animation.  We produce Music Promos, Commercials and short films.

We were nominated for a BAFTA, with our first short film "Turning”  (BBC, Lighthouse and Creative England), which then went on to feature at festivals worldwide winning at least three.

Our second short film “Flytopia” (Film4, Creative England) based on a dark fantastical Will Self story, Score by Adrian Utley,  toured the film festival circuit winning a few.  Very buzzZZZY and itchy.

Our Music promo "Float" Won The  Annecy Animation Festival and the British Animation Awards.

"Winter Trees" our promo for the talented Staves, has picked up Best Promo in Encounters Film Festival and featured in many others.

We love top shots, cross sections, weird animation & fantasy, hybrid animals, Edward Gorey, Frida Khalo, Pina Bausch, Tom Waits, Woody Allen, French films, Polish animation, warm and funny people. We are slight hypochondriacs but make up for it with our charming fabulous personalities.


Daloc The Robot

Daloc The Robot from Troll VFX on Vimeo.

Troll VFX’s “Daloc The Robot” Credits:

  • Client: Daloc
  • Agency: INGO Stockholm
  • Account Director: Håkan Karlsvard
  • Creative Directors: Josefine Richards, Björn Ståhl
  • Copywriter: Josefine Richards
  • Art Director: Line Lorentzen
  • Agency Producer: Pia Dueholm
  • Production Company: Stink
  • Director: Misko Iho
  • Executive Producer: Jon Chads
  • Head of production: Andrew Levene
  • Producer: Alicia Farren

Inside Pete's Dragon VFX

Design FX dives into the incredible special effects of Pete's Dragon. How were the team at WETA able to make Elliot (the titular dragon) appear invisible? Mike Seymour breaks down the techniques used to accomplish this spectacular effect.