Mike Seymour, Mark Christiansen and Matt Wallin discuss the visual effects and story of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

There is additional fxguide coverage of the film over at fxpodcasts where Dan Lemmon, vfx supervisor (WETA Digital) discusses their brilliant animation work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes in Rise of the Planet of the Apes : The Eyes have it.

Show Notes:

Director: Rupert Wyatt
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie
VFX Supervisors -- Visual Effects Company:
Joe Letteri -- Weta
Dan Lemmon -- Weta

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Disney Exec Says Tentpole Movies are About Spectacle, Not Story. Is He Right? -- slash film article

Andy Sirkis

Deep Compositing explored in this fxguidetv episode

The Foundry bring Weta Digital's Deep Compositing Technology to Nuke -- Press release about integration into Nuke v6.3

Z-depth buffering

Anthropomorphism

Rule Seven: Special Rules for the Best Animated Feature Film Award

Box Office Mojo's box office estimates for Cowboys and Aliens and Rise of Planet of the Apes


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