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In Conversation with… Trevor Hogg Looks Back on 2013

26 December 2013 8:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In an effort to examine what is required to bring a story to the big screen or onto the pages of a book, Trevor Hogg has taken the opportunity to chat with a variety of professionals who have contributed to the remarkable creative journey....


Billy Boyd discusses getting into character for his role as Woodsy a club deejay with drug issues in Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy.  

“Rob [Hayden] did an interesting thing that made it difficult but also wonderful; he didn’t say, ‘Look. This is 1992.’  And you go, ‘I know exactly what they’re wearing and the music they’re listening to.’  As a deejay you would want to know that but you wanted it set in a never time, not an exact moment.  In a way you have to be specific and real with your character but also slightly a stereotype of a clubber or deejay.  I went classic. »

- Trevor

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Visual Effects Supervisors Eric Barba and Bjoern Mayer Talk Oblivion Blu-ray, Working with Joseph Kosinski, Their Favorite Effects, and More

6 August 2013 5:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Out this week on Blu-ray is Oblivion.  The sci-fi spectacle stars Tom Cruise as Jack, a drone repairman stationed on the abandoned remains of earth.  With the planet destroyed by a war with the alien “Scavs” Jack is assigned to the surface with a mission to extract vital resources that fuel the new human colony.  And his mission is almost complete, but a crashed ship soon uncovers a truth that calls into question everything he believes, and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.  Oblivion also stars Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo. Oblivion’s greatest strength is its stunning visuals and masterful effects, and in celebration of the film’s Blu-ray release I recently sat down with Visual Effects Supervisors Eric Barba and Bjoern Mayer to talk about creating the film’s impressive aesthetic.  During the interview they talked about the interplay between »

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Double Trouble: The Making of Oblivion

24 April 2013 8:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisor Bjørn Mayer, digital effects supervisor Paul Lambert, animation supervisor Steve Preeg and previsualization supervisor Nick Markel about bringing the world of Oblivion to the big screen.  Beware there are spoilers...

Joseph KosinskiFor his sophomore effort filmmaker Joseph Kosinski shifted from an established franchise to an original project which he wrote as a 12 page story five years before directing Tron: Legacy (2010).  “I have seen a lot of concept art which was derived from that but not the novel itself,” states Bjørn Mayer (The Hunger Games) who collaborated with Eric Barba (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) to orchestrate the visual effects for Oblivion (2013).   There is a booklet from Comic-Con three years ago and there are a lot of pictures.”  The science fiction thriller which revolves around security repairman Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) who discovers that he is not as alone as previously thought on »

- Trevor

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