Friday, August 5th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Go behind the scenes of Discworld film Troll Bridge

If you’re interested in how to run a successful crowdfunded community VFX project, a fan of the late, great Terry Pratchett, or both, be sure to check out The Making of Troll Bridge: A Discworld Film next Thursday.

The free event, held at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus, and hosted by VFX supervisor Christian Bloch, promises a “brutally honest” glimpse behind the scenes of Snowgum Films’ Pratchett-sanctioned Discworld fan film.

How to run a successful crowd-sourced VFX project
The story of the world’s last barbarian hero – now aged 87 – embarking on a suicide mission to battle a bridge troll in mortal combat, the film raised over $80,000 on Kickstarter back in 2011.

Since then, a global team of volunteers has been tackling the film’s over 500 visual effects shots, ranging from crowd sequences to talking horses – and, of course, the troll bridge environment itself.

In his Gnomon presentation, Christian Bloch – by day, an artist at Muse VFX – will discuss the how the effects were created, and the lessons the team learned in running a community project of this scale.

Free to the public, but register online in advance
The Making of Troll Bridge: A Discworld Film by Christian Bloch takes place at Gnomon’s LA campus from 7.30-9.30pm on Thursday 11 August 2016. The event is free to the public, but you’ll need to register online first.

If you can’t make it to LA in person, the event will also be broadcast on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You can ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon. You don’t need to register for the Livestream.

Read more about The Making of Troll Bridge: A Discworld Film on Gnomon’s website

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