Mike Seymour, TyRuben Ellingson and Matt Wallin discuss the retro filmmaking qualities and the visual effects in the Darren Aronofsky film, Black Swan, including the work done by Look Effects, Curious Pictures and Renaissance Effects.

Check out the fxguide feature article by Ian Failes detailing the VFX work in Black Swan done by Look Effects and the motion capture work by Curious Pictures.

Show Notes:

Director:  Darren Aronofsky
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique
VFX Supervisors and Visual Effects Companies:
Dan Schrecker -- Look Effects

TyRubens's Credits
3 Women (1977)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Hurt Locker (2008)
Black Swan Theory
We Were Soldiers (2002)
The 70's in Film
Creative Screenwriting Podcast on Black Swan
Arriflex 416 camera -- 16mm camera system
The American Cinematographer Magazine issue including an article discussing Black Swan and the use of the Canon 7D for some shots
Requiem For a Dream (2000)
The Fountain (2006)
Pi (1998)
Renaissance Effects
Darren Aronofsky Says BLACK SWAN and THE WRESTLER Began as One Film
Cinéma vérité
Winona Ryder Resurrects Her Career with Black Swan
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Psycho (1960)
The Wrestler (2008)

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