the vfx show #138: Hugo

Mike Seymour, Jason Diamond and Jeff Heusser discuss the visual effects of Martin Scorsese’s film Hugo.

As Mike mentions in the podcast we have a lot of additional coverage over at fxguide on Hugo beginning with Rob Legato joining us for a discussion of the visual effects in Hugo in this fxpodcast.

Also, we have an article written by Mike Seymour on the main fxguide site detailing the deconstruction of a signature Steadicam shot, the film’s homages, stereo workflow, including de-aging, re-graining and miniatures in stereo and the 24 hour effects cycle.

We also have the retrospective on Rob Legato over on fxguidetv #105 with part 2 available to fxinsider members.

If that wasn’t enough, we also have an fxguidetv episode coming online soon. Check back here for the link to the show once it’s released!

Show Notes:

Director: Martin Scorsese
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
VFX Company and Supervisors:
Robert Legato — Production Supervisor
Ben Grossmann — Pixomondo
John Knoll — ILM
Craig Barron — Matte Digital World
David Burton — With a Twist Studio
Matthew Gratzner — New Deal Studios
Edson Williams — Lola
Mark Weigert — Uncharted Territory
Martin Chamney — Nvizage
Dick George — Dick George Creatives

Ben Kingsley

Flame software

John Hughes


Hugo Soundtrack

A tribute to the steadicam work by Larry McConkey

1895 derailment at Gare Montparnasse

Demetri Portelli

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