Talk about good timing. Just as British Telecoms NETWORKING
spot gets nominated by the VES for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial, VFXWORLD just happens to have an informative previs piece by Karen Raugust, including a QuickTime plug-in so you can view the completed spot as well as earlier versions. Theres dazzling vfx work by The Syndicate, too.
Also coming soon is part two of David Schaubs exclusive POLAR EXPRESS production diary, detailing how they accomplished the cutting edge performance capture by Sony Pictures Imageworks.