NEW ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1′ SPIN VFX Behind the Scenes Video & Interview
Check out the behind the green screen video of Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 from SPIN VFX. VERY COOL! The Art of VFX also interviewed SPIN VFX producer George Marci, supervisor Jeff Campbell, compositing sequence supervisor Kirk Brillon, and compositing supervisor Eric Doiron.
What have you done on this show?
Jeff Campbell – VFX Supervisor // SPIN’s primary contribution on this film was to add the backgrounds to all the sound stage green screen windows on the main set of the Cullen House. With no actual glass in the windows of the set, many shots required the addition of room reflections and/or character reflections. Both character and room reflection elements were created entirely in CG and animated to match their live action counterpart. We had 600 shots to do in a few months.
How did you manage the different reflections?
Eric Doiron – Compositing Supervisor // There was a wide shot of Bella surrounded by medical equipment. The room featured large windows on two sides, which meant that we had to assemble a wide background environment. Production had shot extensive exterior tiles surrounding the Cullen House from every possible angle and at different times of the day. We modeled all of the interior furniture and created digital doubles for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson for use as reflection objects. These were carefully animated to match the actions of their real life counterparts. Finally, the interior room environment was reflected from HDRI images of the set. In the end all of the pieces came together seamlessly for a completely believable shot.
Read the rest and check out the rest of their photos of before and after green screen stills at Art of VFX!
Wow! 600 shots in three months! VERY talented artists. Great job SPIN VFX!
Seeing Bella’s belly again YIKES! I have to get my Breaking Dawn fix and go see it again this week! Who’s with me?
Check out some friggin’ awesome GIF and screenshots of the video at RPLife! Schwing!
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