In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Project | Movies
This video is a breakdown of our presentation created for Warner Bros. I was responsible along with colleague DJ Hauck to come up with VFX solutions for the Watchmen film, pre-director attached.
We developed some cost effective solutions, even though they decided to go full CG, WB VFX Executives were impressed. Later, Alice and Wonderland would use a similar technique.
My worked ranged from initial concept development, script breakdown, VFX supervision for all tests, and presentation.
– Steven Ilous
Sony Imageworks is responsible for creating the all computer generated character of Doc Manhattan, recorded from actor Billy Crudup on-set utilizing proprietary ‘low footprint’ technology that replaced an array of traditional motion capture cameras with a system of 128 bit encrypted tracking markers and dual HD cameras.
Led by Producer Eric Scott and VFX Supervisor Pete Travers, Remington worked with a team that included Bruce Dobrin, Demian Gordon, Parag Havaldar and Josh Ochoa to develop the unique proprietary performance animation recording environment and pipeline.
Utilizing stereo-scopic HD cameras and a proprietary image based real time optical scanner developed by Parag Havaldar, Remington directed the FACS and facial acquisition session of actor Billy Crudup.
Remington continued through the remainder of post production, focusing on bringing the facial performances of Billy Crudup beyond where the motion capture process was limited. As an animator, Remington keyframed Doc Manhattans facial performances through final shots.