Proof of Concept/pitch for The Leviathan, created by Ruairi Robinson.
When it came to the look of the film, Robinson enlisted the help of some extraordinarily talented artists to bring his future to life. Weta provided concept art, Ryan Stafford, the effects producer on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, helped out with motion capture, while American concept artist Jordu Schell – whose work includes Starship Troopers, The Mist, Cloverfield and Avatar – created that angry flying monster.
Nevertheless, Robinson described the process of making The Leviathan as “A year of pain”, involving “16-hour days with no income and no days off.”
The Leviathan now has potential studio backing at Fox, with Neill Blomkamp – who made Elysium and Chappie with Kinberg – also stepping in as executive producer.
BBC Click visited ILM London to chat about Rogue One and discover how the visual effects for the film were created.
This incredible reel is an older showreel from animator Cameron Fielding back in 2008. Since then he has gone on to work for Dreamworks and ILM, on such exciting projects as Transformers 2, How To Train Your Dragon and Megamind.
Fielding had come from a background in game animation, working on Turok and Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
He has also recently returned to games working on DOTA 2 as key animator, and is currently working at Valve creators of the infamous Half-Life and Portal series.
An updated reel (2011) can be found here
Rodeo FX delivered 126 visual effects shots for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world.
Check out more of their work here
Having previously contributed to the Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a great chance for Cinesite to revisit the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling and bring the magic from script to screen.