Visual effects and animation journalist Ian Failes
The story behind those crazy dioramas in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
A unique scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has Ego (Kurt Russell) explaining to the Guardians his history of universe travel and his many lovers. This is told in a sequence featuring visual effects by Animal Logic, which created 3D picture dioramas with characters inside resembling almost porcelhine-like statues.
Academy Award nominee Christopher Townsend was the overall visual effects supervisor for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The other Oscar nominees for visual effects for that film are Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick. Here Townsend outlines the creative process behind the dioramas, including the false start in their design.