VFX Breakdown – Re-creating Fully Digital Characters-Design
Digital Domain | WIRED
Angelina Jolie stars in Disney’s new Maleficent, featuring a forest world of detailed visual effects. Mike Seymour delves into how facial movement experts Digital Domain, worked to re-create realistic, fully digital counterparts to the story’s three fairies.
In this edition of our ‘Close Up’ series, we take a look at the 3D conversion for box office smash Maleficent. Prime Focus World created 23 minutes of stereo for the film, comprising 366 shots. PFW’s Senior VP, Production, View-D™ Matthew Bristowe, Senior Stereographer Richard Baker, Stereographer Oliver Allen-Wielebnowski, and View-D™ Producer Valeria Andino, give an account of the work PFW completed alongside some breakdown footage.
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