press release from 32TEN Studios:
SAN RAFAEL, CA -- Over 70 people convened at 32TEN Studios last week to learn about the use of models and miniatures in feature films from some of the world’s best practitioners. The event, entitled “Models and Miniatures in A Digital Age,” was the first in a series of lectures and workshops to be regularly presented as part of 32TEN Studios’s Professional Workshop Series for filmmaking professionals and film enthusiasts.
Veteran ILM Model Shop Artist Fon Davis described the pros and cons of using physical models versus CG renditions during the presentation, and how those choices vary depending on the shot. He also discussed pre-production considerations involved in the design and fabrication of practical models, such as choice of scale, choice of materials, budget limitations, tips and tricks, motion control, composite shots, stop motion, etc.