The Dark Rises More Quickly at Riot
Friday, 19 October 2007
Riot recently delivered more than 80 visual effects shots for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, a supernatural fantasy released on October 5th by Walden Media and 20th Century Fox. Even though Riot's studios are based only 30 minutes from the Fox offices, cineSync enabled the shots to be reviewed much more efficiently by eliminating driving and parking delays and allowing reviews to be set up at mutually convenient times.
Led by Production Team VFX Supervisor James Price on behalf of Fox, and Riot Visual Effects Supervisor David Jones, the facility’s team of artists crafted some of the most challenging and unusual visuals featured in The Seeker, including a recurring "fractal" effect used to identify a series of magical signs that are key to the survival of humankind.
As is often the case with large, complex visual effects packages, time was at a premium. To help make the workflow function with maximum efficiency, Riot employed cineSync to review work with the production team at Fox. "It allowed us to simultaneously view and annotate QuickTime files," Jones said. "Rather than drive to the studio and wait for the director to have a free moment, we could review work together from our respective offices at a time convenient to all. It really sped up the process."
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