Proof provides visual effects, including previs, postvis, final VFX shots and motion graphics, for the Universal Pictures sci-fi action feature, Riddick.
Los Angeles, CA --
Visualization house Proof Inc. provided previsualization and postvisualization services, as well as final visual effects and some motion graphics imagery, for Universal Pictures’ Riddick. Currently in theaters, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick, opened # 1 this weekend at the box office.
Spearheaded by Proof’s VFX Supervisor Raul Moreno, Proof provided the previs for 10 shots presented in Riddick, including several scenes depicting spaceships. Proof also provided several postvis shots in which 3D models of these spaceships were matched up against original plates. In addition, Proof was involved with the look development of a number of shots, including those in which some of the film’s characters interact with a 3D map, as well as with a machete weapon. Proof also provided some finished 3D motion graphics sequences featured in the film.
Working closely with director David Twohy, Raul Moreno and Proof also finished 30 VFX shots featured in the film. Proof began working with the plates, and moved on to 3D tracking, modeling, texturing and lighting, 2D tracking & integration, camera match moves, and ultimately to final compositing and rendering.
“Proof’s work on the visual effects for this film really helped editorial tell the story,” said Gunnar Hansen, VFX Supervisor on Riddick. “These shots were editorially sensitive, depicted several important moments within the storyline, and allowed our director David Twohy to provide Proof with quick feedback. The quality of Proof’s finished VFX shots was so good, in fact, that a number of them even appeared in the film’s trailer. Working with Proof on ‘Riddick’ was an excellent experience. They really stepped up to the plate, and did a truly great job.”
Founded in 2002 in Los Angeles by Ron Frankel, Proof Inc. is one Hollywood’s leading providers of high-quality visualization services for the feature film and live entertainment industries. In addition to Riddick, the company’s other recent projects have included Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, The Hangover Part 3, 42, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hunger Games. Upcoming projects include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Fast & Furious 7.
Source: Proof Inc.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.