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Recommission: The Making of RoboCop

Trevor Hogg chats with production visual effects supervisor Jamie Price and visual effects supervisor Nordin Rahhali about bringing a robotic enhanced law enforcement officer to the futuristic streets of Detroit once again...

“I saw the original in the theatre when it came out in 1987,” recalls Jamie Price (The A-Team) who was chosen by filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 174) to supervise the visual effects for RoboCop (2014). “I watched it and the sequels again before we made this movie to re-familiarize myself because sometimes your recollections don’t always match the reality of it. One of my first questions to José was, ‘What approach are you thinking for the movie?’ In a lot of ways the original is untouchable. He had the same feeling and was clear that we weren’t remaking RoboCop. We were making our version of it.” The subject matter would be the same though the tone shifted away from
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Dawn Breaks: The Making of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors John Bruno, Phil Tippett, Edson Williams and Bruce Woloshyn about the making of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1...

“Bill [Condon] told me they were going to break it up in two parts because the book was so large,” recalls American Visual Effects Supervisor John Bruno of his initial meeting with the Oscar-winning writer-director to discuss the cinematic adaptation of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Bruno was intrigued by the concept. “Bella [Kristen Stewart] gets married, has vampire sex, becomes pregnant, loses 30 pounds, gets sick, is close to dying, they forcibly get the baby out of her, she dies and comes back as a vampire in Part One; in Part Two, we get to experience everything that happens to her as a vampire. I thought, ‘Well, that’s different. I like this.’” 1275 visual effects shots had to be completed within a schedule of three months.
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Visual Effects Supervisors Describe Special Effect Details in ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 1′

Visual Effects Supervisors Describe Special Effect Details in ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 1′
Trevor Hogg over at Flickering Myth has a great chat with visual effects supervisors John Bruno, Phil Tippett, Edson Williams and Bruce Woloshyn about their work on Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Here we get some really in-depth details about the extreme amount of special effect that went into Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and [...]

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Image Conscious: A conversation with visual effects supervisor Bruce Woloshyn

Trevor Hogg chats to the visual effects supervisor Bruce Woloshyn...

“I originally was a broadcast technical director doing NHL hockey and Cfl football,” recalls Method Studios Visual Effects Supervisor Bruce Woloshyn who decided to make a career change. “I was at Nab [National Association of Broadcasters] in Las Vegas one year when Discreet Logic first came out with Flame. I was so floored with what I saw. I went back to the hotel, got my wife, and dragged her down to the convention centre. I said, ‘I’m going to work for whoever is going to buy me one of those.’ I was already working at a really advanced commercial facility in Seattle. It was six months later when Bob Scarabelli approached me to come to Vancouver to help start Rainmaker Digital Pictures and we were going to buy two Flames.” The native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan believes that there have been two major

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