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By IAN FAILES In the world of motion capture, mo-cap suits for body capture and head-mounted cameras for facial capture have perhaps received the most widespread attention and use. But a growing amount of research and innovation is being made in hand motion capture and finger tracking, spurred on by developments in VR, gesture recognition [...]
By TREVOR HOGG Just as the growing friendship between a malfunctioning robot companion and a socially awkward middle schooler is the emotional core of Ron’s Gone Wrong, the animated adventure comedy happens to be the first production for co-collaborators Locksmith Animation and DNEG Feature Animation. Serving as a director along with Locksmith Animation Founder Sarah [...]
By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of EON Productions, United Artists Releasing and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Framestore digitally enhanced a scene when Safin (Rami Malek) fires into a frozen lake with an automatic rifle at a figure swimming underneath. Navigating through a series of personal and professional obstacles to prevent a worldwide crisis is a [...]
By KEVIN H. MARTIN Images courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The Atreides’ ornithopters incorporate the articulated wings described in Frank Herbert’s novel. Production opted for the flapping wings to flutter like an insect in flight. The villainous Harkonnens arrive at Arrakeen, their ships offering a distinct contrast to the Atreides’ Ornithopters in [...]
Ellen Poon grew up in Hong Kong in the 1960s in a film-going family. Her creative aesthetic was highly influenced by the combination of British and Chinese cultures. A world-renowned expert in visual effects and animation, Ellen is a founding member of MPC's Computer Graphics department. During her tenure at Industrial Light and Magic, she [...]