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Eye candy: MPC’s Life of Pi VFX breakdown

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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MPC has posted a nice breakdown reel of its Oscar-winning visual effects work on Life of Pi.

Lead by VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron and VFX producer Genevieve West, the studio created over 110 shots, including two massive storm sequences: the sinking of Pi’s cargo ship The Tsimtsum, and the “Storm of God”.

Other work included animating over 20 panicked animals aboard the sinking ship, creating a CG lizard, hornbill and cassowaries for the opening titles and the first shots of Pi leaving India on board The Tsimtsum.

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Other studios’ VFX work on the movie
If you missed it last year, there is also a short making-of video showing some of Rhythm & Hues’ VFX work on the film (above), including digital oceans, the whale breaching – and, of course, the digital tiger.

ARRI has also posted footage of a session with Rhythm & Hues digital effects supervisor Jason Bayever, focusing mainly on the camera work and the source footage used in the VFX.

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