Black Panther – Wakanda Forever – Cinesite

Working alongside production VFX supervisor Geoff Baumann, 2nd unit supervisor Michael Ralla and VFX producer Nicole Rowley, Cinesite’s London and Montreal studios together delivered close to 400 visual effects shots, with the London division delivering a single 10-minute sequence and Montreal a range of sequences across the film. Cinesite’s VFX supervisor for London was Ben White and Jennifer Meire for Montreal. Read the full case study here… #vfx #vfxbreakdown #visualeffects #vfxshowreel #wakandaforever #blackpanther #marvel #wakanda #blackpanthermovie #marvelstudios

Black Panther – Wakanda Forever – How Namor’s Wings Work

Langston Belton talks with Geoffrey Baumann, Visual Effects Supervisor for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development for Marvel Studios, about the collaborative process of designing Namor’s wings and creating a realistic flight motion for Namor, which was inspired by both birds and professional athletes.

Nope – MPC

MPC’s team was led by Production VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron, MPC VFX Supervisor Jeremy Robert, MPC Executive Producer Frederick Lissau; with the visualization led by Art Director, Leandre Lagrange and Head of Visualization, Patrick Smith.

Knock at the Cabin – Cadence

Knock at the Cabin is M. Night Shyamalan’s latest psychological horror film set in rural Pennsylvania. A family’s vacation is suddenly interrupted by a group of four people who hold them hostage at a remote cabin.

Cadence Effects worked on over 240 shots across the entire film. We were tasked with creating lightning, storm clouds, CG weapons, and CG planes. Additional effects consist of enhanced blood spurts and gore, blue screen work through the cabin’s windows and doors, tv inserts and more.

Knock at the Cabin was theatrically released on February 3, 2023 and starred Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldrige, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint.

Extrapolations – Trailer

Check out the trailer for Extrapolations, an upcoming series starring Yara Shahidi, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Matthew Rhys, Heather Graham, Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer, Neska Rose, Judd Hirsch, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton, Michael Gandolfini, Indira Varma, Diane Lane, Adarsh Gourav, Gaz Choudhry, Keri Russell, Gemma Chan, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Hari Nef, Eiza González, Tobey Maguire, Ben Harper, Murray Bartlett, and MaameYaa Boafo.

Extrapolations is a bracing limited series that introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe will explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Every story is different, but the fight for our future is universal. Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own undoing before it’s too late?

The series comes from writer, director, and executive producer Scott Z. Burns (“Contagion,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Report”). Told over a season of eight interconnected episodes and produced by Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res, Extrapolations will make its global premiere on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on Friday, March 17, 2023, followed by one new episode every Friday through April 21, 2023.

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant – Trailer

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down first.

The Covenant is produced by Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, John Friedberg, and Josh Berger. Samantha Waite, Olga Filipuk, Robert Simonds, and Adam Fogelson serve as executive producers. The movie is written by Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, and Marn Davies.

The Covenant, directed by Guy Ritchie, opens in theaters on April 21, 2023.

Ghosted – Trailer

Salt-of-the-earth Cole (Evans) falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie (de Armas)—but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

Dungeons & Dragons – Honor Among Thieves – Trailer

Watch as the heroes talk to a corpse and a whole lot more in this fun new trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, an upcoming movie starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head, and Hugh Grant.

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.   Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is produced by Jeremy Latcham, p.g.a., Brian Goldner, Nick Meyer. Denis L. Stewart, Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chris Pine, Zev Foreman, and Greg Mooradian serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, and Michael Gilio. The story is by Chris McKay and Michael Gilio.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, opens in theaters on March 31, 2023.

King Kong – The Practical Effects Wonder – Documentary

In this documentary, Katie Keenan details the intricate work that went into 1933’s King Kong film, including the pre-production process, practical effects work, and its overall significance for all of time. With photos and diagrams, audiences are able to understand what went into this movie and how Willis O’Brien transformed real life and miniature sets into single incredible shots, proving the timelessness of the film.

How Avatar’s VFX Evolved Over 13 Years – Insider

It took James Cameron 13 years to make the follow-up to “Avatar” (2009). That time was spent making the sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water” (2022), even more technologically groundbreaking than its predecessor. While the first movie’s water-based scenes were actually shot on a dry set, the director and his crew built a performance-capture stage that actually worked both underwater and above the surface.

But to get the clearest reference footage possible, the cast had to learn to hold their breath for extended time periods. That way, Sigourney Weaver and Kate Winslet could act out scenes underwater without worrying about breath bubbles obscuring their faces. The crew could also translate Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, and Stephen Lang’s performances to their Na’vi counterparts with even more accuracy thanks to a helmet with two cameras attached to it that was first developed for “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019).

Tools created specifically for “The Way of Water” allowed the crew to see rough CG renderings of a given scene while they were filming it and helped Wētā FX more convincingly place CG and live-action elements in a scene than ever before. The VFX artists could also create even more nuanced emotions in CG with a brand-new system that allowed them to animate deep below the surface of a character’s face.

These new systems would not have existed without developments between the new “Avatar” films on Gollum in the “Hobbit” movies (2012 to 2014), Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy (2011 to 2017), and Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). It’s no wonder that on “The Way of Water,” Wētā was able to create 2,225 water shots while tracking 3,198 facial performances.

How a 5-Person Team Made an Oscar-Winning Movie’s Effects – WIRED

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (also known as DANIELS) sit down with visual effects artist Zak Stoltz to talk about the special and visual effects used in their astonishing new movie. The Michelle Yeoh sci-fi vehicle is capturing audiences and critics with its distinctive take on the action genre. Stoltz and DANIELS explain how their small budget forced them to get creative to create something truly unique.


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