Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer was released 25 years ago today – on 21 June, 1991. Tom St Amand was ILM’s stop motion animator on the film and responsible for bringing to life an armatured version of the flying character which would then be composited into live action aerial plates. vfxblog asked St Amand to go back a quarter of a century and discuss how motion control, stop motion and optical effects made those dynamic shots possible.
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That’s what Dneg vfx supe Sean Stranks used when describing his approach to dirtying up the frame for the new Star Trek film. More on OnePerfectShot.
Check it out in HDVideoPro Magazine, thanks to Kevin H. Martin.
For Inverse, I wrote about some of the big developments, like original models, the first CG sequence in a feature film, TV VFX and the newest warp speed stuff for Beyond.
Keep an eye on the Trojan Horse website for more of these – loved talking to some inspirational artists about their journeys on and before THU.
…and other Ghostbusters effects, thanks to Imageworks vfx supe Dan Kramer. A new article on One Perfect Shot.
…but luckily it’s only 2 days away! Here’s my preview for Cartoon Brew.
That’s the premise of my latest piece for Thrillist, Special Effects You Never Noticed in Movies. Like this amazing ILM shot of the Delorean coming into land in BTTF2.