the vfx show #202: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Jason Diamond accept their mission to discuss the plot and visual effects in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and look back at the first Mission: Impossible film to see where the franchise's VFX started.


Show Notes:

VFX Supervisors:
Production VFX Supervisor -- David Vickery
Production VFX Producer -- Maricel Pagulayan

Main companies:
Double Negative
VFX Supervisior -- Ken Hahn
VFX Producer -- Kate Phillips
The Third Floor -- Previs Supervisor -- Vincent Aupetit
The Visual Effects Company
Plowman Craven & Associates

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Brian De Palma

Roger Ebert's Untouchables review

Battleship Potempkin (1925) Sequence

Tom Cruise & Christopher McQuarrie - Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Q&A Podcast

Sean Harris

Movieclips Director of Photography Robert Elswit

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - Stunt Featurette

Tom Cruise filmography

Hold on! The VFX of Rogue Nation

Mission Impossible - All Mask Pulloff Scenes

39 Movies Released in 2014 Shot on 35mm

WTF Podcast Episode 620 - Vince Gilligan

Tom Cruise Held His Breath for 6-Plus Minutes in ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’


This week's hosts

Mike Seymour
Mike Seymour.

Mike Seymour

Mike is a writer, consultant, lecturer and educator and co-founder of fxguide.com and fxphd.com. 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 Wallin
Matt Wallin.

Matt Wallin

Matt Wallin has a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University and has worked in visual effects since 1992 on multiple projects at Industrial Light and Magic, Weta Digital, Tippett Studio, Sony Imageworks, Warner Bros. ESC Entertainment, Brainstorm Digital and MPC. His film credits include The Mummy, Twister, Star Wars: The Special Editions, Matrix Revolutions, Hellboy, Constantine, King Kong, Watchmen and Jurassic Park 2 among many others. Matt served as the VFX Supervisor for Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle and Drawing Restraint 9. Today he is a tenured professor in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. http://mattwallin.com/

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 fxphd.com and his latest venture is Frame.io, a cloud based collaboration tool for creatives.


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  • Walter White

    Hi,

    I use to enjoy your podcasts. I dont’t know why they are more focused on picking the film apart, you can do that to any film and keep complaining about all the scenes! if you were Spielberg, I would listen to you! this blog is for VFX, that’s what I thought. Can you please focus more on that then the plot. Its not filmphd. Most of the podcast is just complaining about all the mistakes! Movies are meant to be enjoyed not to be picked apart!! you can go back and do that to Godfather as well. Please get back to VFX! if you guys were established directors, I would listen to the commentary. I don’t know how does it relates to FX. Thanks.

    WW