Sony Pictures Imageworks’ VFX Supervisor Chris Waegner and Animation Director Richard Smith talk about the challenges of working with three Spider-Men, updating a clutch of long-time villains, and ensuring realism in the midst of an action-filled fantasy.
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On March 9, VFX supervisors from the 5 Best Visual Effects Oscar nominated films come together in a free VIEW Conference virtual panel; the event is offered in partnership with OGR and the VFX Festival.
VFX supervisor Scott Edelstein, nominated for an Oscar alongside Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, and Daniel Sudick, led his team in delivering more than 520 shots and 600 unique assets, including recreating 2.5 square miles of New York City for the dramatic Doc Ock – Spidey bridge fight, in Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.
With a team led by visual effects supervisor Adrien Saint Girons, the studio delivers just under 250 shots, featuring the Spell Gone Wrong and Doctor Strange/Spider-Man chase sequences, on Marvel’s hit superhero action-adventure film, just nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar.
‘Dune’ receives 10 nominations including Best Visual Effects and Best Picture; ‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ are nominated for Best Animated Feature; ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ are nominated for Best Animated Short.
Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards.
VFX supervisors Dan DeLeeuw and Kelly Port discuss the challenges of capturing the nuanced performance of Josh Brolin as the philosophical antagonist in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
Complementing the 12-foot tall purple villain created by Weta Digital for action-packed fight sequences, Digital Domain employs proprietary tool Masquerade using new machine-learning algorithms to deliver emotive performances from the CG character.