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Recollections: The Making of Total Recall

20 September 2012 5:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with production designer Patrick Tatopoulos; visual effects supervisors Peter Chiang, Adrian de Wet, Graham Jack, Alex Pejic, Richard Higham, Charley Henley, Olivier Cauwet, Sean Farrow; visual effects producer Stefan Drury, senior compositor Martin Ofori, effects supervisor Shane Mahan, and previsualization supervisors Joshua Wassung and Todd Constantine about their work on Total Recall...

Patrick TatopoulosTotal Recall [2012] came to us a couple of years ago and we started to brainstorm,” states Production Designer Patrick Tatopoulos (Dark City) who shares a Los Angeles office with frequent collaborator and filmmaker Len Wiseman (Underworld). “The first stage is coming up with quick concept art together which I do because I come from a background of concept artists. As we’re narrowing down the look I started hiring concept people.” The production design went beyond the preproduction stage which lasted three and half months. “You conceptualize with people, begin your builds and »

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Image Conscious: A conversation with visual effects supervisor Angus Bickerton

8 August 2012 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Emmy Award-nominee Angus Bickerton about the craft of visual effects, the founding of a VFX facility, and his love for reading books...

“I always wanted to be a pilot when I was younger,” admits British Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). “There were reasons I couldn’t be. I bought myself a Super 8 camera and started making films with some friends. From then on I got the bug doing in camera tricks. From about the age of 14, I started to get interested in special effects and camera trickery.” The aspiring moviemaker attended the London College of Printing. “I wanted to get into films so I did a Photography and Film course. You had to make a decision at one stage. Are you going to do film or photography? It seemed like the film course at that stage was terrible »

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Blood Relations: The Making of Dark Shadows

14 June 2012 3:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Angus Bickerton, Arundi Asregadoo, Anton Yri, Mark Breakspear, Christophe-Olivier Dupuis and Eddy Richard about their work on Dark Shadows...

“I was coming off Voyage of the Dawn of Treader [2010], the third Narnia film, and they were starting to go into pre-production for Dark Shadows [2012],” recalls Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton who had a brief 15 minute chat with filmmaker Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow); he was subsequently hired to work on the big screen version of the original 1960s ABC television series about the interactions of a cursed two century old vampire with his human family. “I haven’t sat down and watched all 3000 episodes,” admits Bickerton. “I know Tim and Johnny Depp [The Rum Diary] both are Dark Shadows fans. Johnny Depp is the producer on the film and he’s been harbouring the project for awhile; my understanding is he asked Tim to direct.” The native »

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