the vfx show #150: Snow White and the Huntsman

Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Jason Diamond discuss the wide range of visual effects in the re-told, classic fairytale, Snow White and the Huntsman.

Head on over to fxguide for Ian Failes' in-depth article which has interviews with all the lead vendors – Double Negative, Rhythm & Hues, Pixomondo, Lola, The Mill, Hydraulx, Baseblack, BlueBolt and Nvizage, plus overall visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.

Show Notes:

Director: Rupert Sanders
Cinematographer: Greig Fraser
VFX Supervisors and Companies:

Production VFX Supervisors -- Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and Phil Brennan

Rhythm & Hues -- Todd Shifflett
Double Negative -- John Moffatt
The Mill -- Nicolas Hernandez
BlueBolt -- Angela Barson
Baseblack -- Steve Moncur and Rudi Holzfapel
Lola VFX -- Edson Williams
Pixomondo -- Bryan Hirota and Geoff Scott
Hydraulx -- Colin Strause
Legacy Effects -- J. Alan Scott and Lindsay MacGowan
Nvizage - Previs

Mirror, Mirror (2012)

Boris Vallejo

Red Epic camera

Full cast of the film

Warwick Davis criticises 'Snow White and the Huntsman' dwarf casting

'Snow White and the Huntsman': Colleen Atwood on Creating the Fairytale Costumes

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  • This was a great podcast. I went to watch the film, after listening to the review on this podcast. I just wanted to chime in, although I agree the actors for the dwarfs were all known faces. After watching the film, I really can not say I could see why the choice was to replace the faces, their roles through out the film didn’t necessitate it n my opinion. In the end it seem to me, that a great opportunity was lost to let some fresh faces shine.
    I know in Game of Thrones, the character in the novel itself is a little person, and is a mastermind. It’s just my opinion, but it seems HBO got the better deal by not adding the unnecessary expense to the budget.