Mike Seymour, Jason Diamond and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the visual effects in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Note: this podcast includes plot spoilers. Look out for upcoming coverage of the film on fxguide.
Visual effects supervisor: Paul J. Franklin
Visual effects producer: Mike Chambers
Special effects supervisor: Chris Corbould
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cinematographer: Wally Pfister
New Deal Studios – Ian Hunter, visual effects supervisor
Official The Dark Knight Rises website
Trajectory of a Falling Batman – Physics Special Topics
Photographs of ILM below courtesy of TyRuben Ellingson.
3 thoughts on “the vfx show #152: The Dark Knight Rises”
You guys overlooked the one shot that bothered me in the film; the obvious rig removal in the shot of Batman standing on top of the bridge, which you referenced when discussing the “gothic-ness” of the city. It looked as though a camouflaged Predator was holding him up by the crotch.
was waiting for this podcast.. nice one as always.
@Joshua Mahan: believe it or not that’s actually the plate – it’s a weird effect caused by layers of background architecture lining up and sliding against eachother. There’s no rig removal in that area – the safety line is in a different place altogether, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise.