Rising Sun Pictures created more than 260 visual effects shots for The Wolverine, the new action film from director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox. RSP helped to recreate the World War II atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. It also produced digital environments for a number of sequences, including a scene set in a snow-covered Japanese village, and combat effects such as digital copies of Wolverine’s iconic claws for use in numerous scenes involving challenging stunts.
32Ten Studios, San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, which opened July 3rd in the U.S. 32Ten worked directly with Disney’s associate producer and VFX producer Shari Hanson, ILM’s VFX supervisor Tim Alexander and MPC's VFX supervisor, Gary Brozenich. The primary sequence created by 32Ten was the destruction of the train trestle bridge, including several shots of the bridge blowing up and collapsing.
Thinkbox Software has announced new plug-in offerings for Autodesk Maya including the latest version of Krakatoa MY – its popular volumetric particle renderer, XMesh MY for geometry caching and Frost MY for point cloud meshing.
White House Down co-producers Marc Weigert and Volker Engel set up their management platform Uncharted Territory in 1999 to serve as the production and visual effects hub on films they’ve been involved with including 2012, Anonymous and others. Due to the very tight, 12-month delivery schedule for White House Down, Weigert and Engel, who also served as co-VFX supervisors on the film, recruited ten visual effects vendors around the world—all using Shotgun software to push and pull shots.
VFX studio MPC has standardized on Tweak Software's image and sequence viewer, RV, for playback and review across its feature film VFX facilities in Vancouver, Montréal, London and Bangalore.
The Colonie, a boutique Chicago editorial and post-production studio, has added senior motion graphic designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team.
32Ten Studios in San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Paris-based animation studio Illumination Mac Guff used Shotgun software to keep on track for the 3D summer family film and one its most successful, Despicable Me 2.
Douglas Trumbull’s latest project UFOTOG, the world’s first high-frame rate (120 fps), stereoscopic 3D film, has completed production.
Bad Robot, the production company founded by director J.J. Abrams, used Tweak Software’s RV-SDI to review visual effects shots from Star Trek Into Darkness.