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Monday, December 3, 2012

Praise for Skyfall VFX work

After their very positive feedback on the Prometheus sandstorm FX work, The VFX Show podcast surprises me again with some smashingly positive praise for the helicopter attack/crash scene in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall (min 49:30 of the podcast).

Thanks to Mike Seymour and co-hosts for their kind words, and congratulations to everyone involved in making those shots look brilliant.

As Lead FX TD for that film at MPC, I was almost exclusively involved in that sequence. Namely:

- Atmospheric effects (blown dust and grass/debris particles) from interaction with CG helicopter throughout that sequence.
- Laying out the crash shot, and RnD to define and test best approaches and strategies for Kali destruction in crash shots. FX TD James Rustad briefly joined in to do the excellent kali destruction work on the shot itself. - Some additional FX for that destruction shot.
- Bubbles for one underwater shot, beneath the frozen lake.

And here's the fxguide article about all the VFX work done for the film: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/skyfall/