the vfx show #201: Ant-Man

Mike Seymour, Matt D. Leonard and Jason Diamond don’t shrink away from the chance to talk about the visual effects in the latest Marvel franchise film, Ant-Man.

Show Notes:

VFX Supervisors:

Production VFX Supervisor: Jake Morrison

Dneg — VFX Supervisor — Alex Wuttke, CG Supervisor — Artemis Oikonomopoulou,
ILM — Russell Earl
Luma — Vince Cirelli
Method — Greg Steele
Lola — Trent Claus

Katana Software

Microsoft Hololens

Case Study: How to make a Captain America wimp (Skinny Steve story on fxguide)

Ant-Man: Marvel’s heist film By Mike Seymour

Patrick Stewart de-aged for Wolverine – image

This week’s hosts

Mike Seymour
Mike Seymour.

Mike Seymour

Mike is a writer, consultant, lecturer and educator and co-founder of and Mike has worked for many years in R&D and production especially in the area of TVCs where he was known for his pioneering work in compositing on Flame. Mike is an AFI Feature film vfx award winner and a Emmy Award nominee in the USA. Mike currently based in Sydney Australia, but has worked in the USA and London. Mike is a regular contributor to Wired Magazine and makes a mean Margarita. He has a BSc, a Masters and is currently completing his PhD (part time) on Digital Human Faces.

Matt D. Leonard

Matt Leonard is a VFX artist and trainer who has been in the 3D and Visual Effects industry since 1990. Over the years he has worked on feature films, TV shows and commercials using a mix of tools including Maya, Softimage Katana, Mari, RenderMan, Arnold, Nuke, Fusion and After Effects. He has worked as CG and Assist VFX Supervisor on a number of shows and currently heads up The Foundry’s ‘Nuke Accreditation Program’. He is a beta tester for Maya, Katana, RenderMan and Nuke, a member of the VES, and has taught artist working for companies such as Industrial Light and Magic, Framestore, Weta Digital, Dreamworks Animation and Animal Logic. He currently lives and works for MPC (Vancouver) as Lead Lighting Instructor and before that ran his own training company, Sphere VFX, for 9 years.

Jason Diamond

Jason is a cinematographer, writer and director of television commercials, music videos and film. Jason along with his twin brother Josh, co-run their production company, The Diamond Brothers, in New York City. Jason has taught as a professor at and his latest venture is, a cloud based collaboration tool for creatives.

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