"This is a repost from my black book blog. Every time I see Blur Studio’s work, which is often times trailers for video games, I scream out loud …" Just go ahead and make a movie already!" Well, I hope the below is true. Here is movie test footage for the hilarious comic book character Deadpool. Enjoy!
"Deadpool movie test footage by Blur Studio, with Ryan Reynolds as Weapon X. It’s CG, but it’s just meant to test the timing of the dialogue, the music, and give everyone an idea of how the action should play out."
Source: Art of the Guillotine article post “God pf Ware ‘From Ashes’ trailer’ VFX Breakdwon”. Posted on vimeo by Jeremy Cox.
"Behind the scenes of the God of War "From Ashes" trailer (vimeo.com/59501851) created by Imaginary Forces. I served as VFX Supervisor and Compositor, and was involved from initial concept and previs through to the live action shoot and post. See the credits below for a list of the amazing talent we had involved in this project.
Shot on Red Epic
Composited in Nuke
Ash simulations in 3ds Max/V-Ray
Additional 3D in Maya/Mental Ray
Thanks to Allan Mckay (vimeo.com/allanmckay) and Marco Iozzi (vimeo.com/marcoiozzi) for providing their breakdowns and process work. Also a big high five to Zach Kilroy (vimeo.com/zkilroy) for cutting this reel together.
Production Company: Imaginary Forces
Director: Karin Fong
Producer: Jon Hassell
VFX Supervisor: Jeremy Cox
DP: Trent Opaloch
2nd DP: Dallas Sterling
Line Producer: Adam Lawson
1st AD: Travis Gold
Design: Theo Daley, Grant Lau, Karin Fong, Jeremy Cox
Production Designer: Bruce McCloskey
Costumes and Makeup: Quantum Creations
Editor: Zach Kilroy
Ash VFX: Allan McKay
Compositing: Jeremy Cox, Chase Massingil
Additional Compositing: Brian Houlihan, Adam Levin, Andy Chung
3D Animation: Nate Homan, Joshua Delaney
Concept Art: Alan Williams, Max Strizich, Steven Lee, Lindsey Mayer-Beug
Yesterday I watched Jodorowsky’s Dune Documentary. Although, I’ve been a person who has questioned Jordorowsky’s work in film (Like: Holy Mountain & El Topo ). I have to say, I would have really been interested to watch his version of Dune. So much of the pre-production work that him and his crew did, would later be used for some of my favorite films….Alian, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, He-man: Masters of the Universe, & Raider’s of the Last Ark. A lot of his original crew were later hired to create some of these films. In addition, the cast chosen for the Jodorowsky’s film would have been really cool to watch on screen. For example Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger would have all been in the film. To top it off, Pink Floyd and other great bands would have done the soundtrack. I really hope this film gets made in the near future. I would love to see it especially if it’s an animation film! In fact, I think that would be the most appropriate and respectable thing to do for this film. I really think the technology & the talent now, would do the film justice (If they truly work with Jodorowsky to make it) . I would highly recommend you watch Jodorowsky’s Dune by Frank Pavich. You can rent it for $3.99 SD & HD for $4.99 at amazon here Jodorowsky’s Dune. Enjoy!
"In 1973, film producer Arthur P. Jacobs optioned the film rights to Dune but died before a film could be developed. The option was then taken over two years later by director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who proceeded to approach, among others, Peter Gabriel, the prog rock groups Pink Floyd and Magma for some of the music, artists H. R. Giger and Jean Giraud for set and character design, Dan O’Bannon for special effects, and Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Gloria Swanson and others for the cast.
Frank Herbert traveled to Europe in 1976 to find that $2 million of the $9.5 million budget had already been spent in pre-production, and that Jodorowsky’s script would result in a 14-hour movie (“It was the size of a phonebook”, Herbert later recalled). Jodorowsky took creative liberties with the source material, but Herbert said that he and Jodorowsky had an amicable relationship. The project ultimately stalled for financial reasons. The film rights lapsed until 1982, when they were purchased by Italian filmmaker Dino DeLaurentiis, who eventually released the 1984 film Dune, directed by David Lynch.”
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.