VFX in Changeling times
Friday, 07 November 2008
To re-create 1930s Los Angeles in Clint Eastwood's Changeling, VFX Supervisor Michael Owens worked with CIS Vancouver, using cineSync to review shots, sometimes even from his home in Idaho.
In an interview for CG Society, Owens talks about the challenges of some of the shots he needed to create.
From the article:
In 1928, downtown LA was far bigger, congested and urban than New York City, the Mecca of urban centers, and that hustle and bustle of so many individual lives was needed to portray the message. The first two blocks there are people and CG buildings that recede into the distance to a CG downtown set extension. With Owens conducting much of the work through cineSync from his Idaho home, the nearly 4,000 frames were massaged to perfection.
Just to review the shot was a time consuming process. “You sit there for 2.5 minutes as one take, so you have to approach it a little differently. It was just.. a big.. BEAR! But it was a good bear,” he chuckled. “I think it worked out well.”
You can check out the whole article here
The official website for Changeling is here