Friday, August 30, 2013

The Making Of Ralph Bakshi And Frank Frazetta's 'Fire And Ice'

Illustrator and author James Gurney has posted a collection of articles about the making of 'Fire And Ice' over on his blog Gurney Journey.

// Art Of Fire And Ice via James Gurney

Check out the full movie here

// Fire And Ice [Full Movie]

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

'Gravity' Comic Con and TIFF

Proud to have worked on this project. And for the record there's no motion capture in the film. The production didn't use the 'Vomit Comet' and it's completely animated except for the facial performances. It's the most complex film I've worked on to date.

Framestore VFX crew for GRAVITY

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (Special screening with Dennis Muren and Craig Barron)


Special Screening at the Rafael Theater
Sunday, August 18, 7:00, Introduced by Dennis Muren
Sunday, August 25, 7:00, Introduced by Craig Barron

'Produced by the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is the definitive documentary on the visual effects and stop-motion pioneer whose imagination thrilled millions. Special Effects Titan traces the productions of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and other Harryhausen classics, with archival footage, on-camera commentary by the master himself and interviews with many who knew or learned from him, including: Ray Bradbury, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Nick Park, Phil Tippett, Joe Dante, John Landis, Dennis Muren, John Lassiter, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam and others. Producers: Alexandre Poncet, Tony Dalton. Writer/Director: Gilles Penso. (France/UK 2012) 92 min.
We are happy that two of Ray Harryhausen's friends will introduce our screenings. Dennis Muren has received nine Academy Awards for his visual effects on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and others. Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.' via Rafael Theater

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Filmmaking 'Master Class': Interview with Alfred Hitchcock (1976)

In this fantastic interview with Alfred Hitchcock from a 1976 press conference for his last film 'The Family Plot'. During this interview (1.5hr) Hitchcock responds to a range of serious and comical questions about his career, his filmmaking style, story, and directing.