Mike Seymour, Matt Leonard and Jason Diamond go underground and discuss the visual effects of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

For additional fxguide coverage on MI4 head over and watch fxguidetv #131. There we have a killer episode where Mike Seymour speaks to MI4 director Brad Bird and ILM vfx supervisors John Knoll and Mohen Leo. They discuss risking Tom Cruise, blowing up Moscow without any cast, and wrecking one-off BMW concept cars.

Show Notes:

Director: Brad Bird
Cinematographer: Robert Elswit
VFX Supervisors and Companies:
John Knoll — ILM — Production VFX Supervisor
Mohen Leo — ILM
Dave MorleyFuelVFX
Pixomondo
Base FX

Tom Cruise — Jumping the couch

PhysBAM

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Pixelux Entertainment Siggraph 2008 paper

Arnold Renderer on YouTube

Ray Tracing

Renderman Software

Scanline rendering

Mental Ray rendering

iray rendering

Quicksilver rendering

3delight

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