the vfx show #186: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Jason Diamond go to the apes when they discuss the visual effects in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Show Notes:

Cinematographer — Michael Seresin
Production Designer — James Chinlund

Weta Digital
Senior VFX Supervisor — Joe Letteri
VFX Supervisor — Dan Lemmon
VFX Supervisor — Erik Winquist
VFX Supervisor — Keith Miller
VFX Producer — Ryan Stafford

Previs: Cinedev, MPC, Halon

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

fxguidetv #192: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Ape Acting By Mike Seymour

The Golden Gate Bridge Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

If you need help identifying which ape character the hosts are talking about check out the Guide to the apes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Transforming Human Motion-Capture Performances Into Realistic Apes – for Wired Magazine

See Mo-Cap Work & Finished VFX Side-By-Side In ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Featurette – article with video clip

Ian’s tweet about Carnegie Mellon’s research

Andy Serkis vs. Visual Effects Animators: The Wrong Fight for Both Sides

Method Acting

A ‘Shrewdness’ of Apes and Other Odd Group Names

The ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ after-credits scene that was cut involving the destroyer Mike references

Quentin Hema — Paint Supervisor

Michael Thingnes — Paint Artist & fxphd graduate

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