Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Mat Graham look at the latest X-Men film, X-Men First Class.

Ian Failes has an in-depth article covering the effect work done for the film’s major characters in this article on fxguide.

We also have extended coverage in this fxinsider interview about the 1100 shots John Dykstra supervised for the film, the effects design and his approach to grounding those effects in a mutant reality.

Please note in the show we mention that MPC Vancouver was responsible for the yacht destruction. However, that work was predominantly carried out by MPC London.

Show Notes:

Director:  Matthew Vaughn
Cinematographer: John Mathieson
VFX Supervisors and Visual Effects Companies:
John Dykstra
Stephane Ceretti
Rob Hodgson

Nicolas Aithadi — MPC
Jay Barton — Digital Domain
Matt Johnson — Cinesite
Greg Steele — Rhythm & Hues
Faraz Hameed — Nvizage
Vincent Cirelli — Luma Pictures
Guy Williams — Weta Digital
Gerardo Ramirez — Third Floor
Mike Elizalde — Spectral Motion
Alec Gillis / Tom Woodruff — Amalgamated Dynamics

James McAvoy

January Jones

Kevin Bacon

180 degree rule

The Talk Show with John Gruber and Dan Benjamin


Steven Rosenbaum


Chrome balls used in the creation of HDR’s

ZBrush Software

Mudbox software

Kevin Romond

Perlin noise

Jeff Kleiser

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One Response to the vfx show #124: X-Men First Class

  1. I would like to know if all the research and prep done for each episode –that is compiled for the reviewers –will be available publicly or to insiders?
    thanks for another great podcast.

    Posted by Tom on

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