VFXShow 231: Ready Player One

In this episode, Matt Wallin, Mike Seymour and Jason Diamond discuss the latest Steven Spielberg film and retro fan hit: Ready Player One.

Visual effects by ILM and Digital Domain.

Steven Spielberg and Ernest Cline

The film is set in the year 2045, when much of humanity, escaping the desolation of the real-world, uses the virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. Wade Watts discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before indentured players working for a large company, run by Nolan Sorrento, can do so.

Lead VFX 

Overall VFX supervisor: Roger Guyett.

ILM Vfx Sup: Grady Cofer

DD Sup: Matthew Butler

Note we will have a story on the film shortly here on fxguide.

On the TOP SCORES  on the Oasis scoreboard this week are:

Mike Seymour @mikeseymour    (key 1)

Matt Wallin    @mattwallin   (key 2)

Jason Diamond  @jasondiamond      www.thediamondbros.com   (Key 3 and the egg)



Special thanks to Matt Wallin, Ryan Pribyl and John Montgomery for producing, maintaining and editing the show. The podcast is only possible due to their great work and your support.


ARTHUR:Yes, of course! The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! ‘Tis one of the sacred relics Brother Maynard carries with him. Brother Maynard! Bring up the Holy Hand Grenade!

MONKS: (chanting) Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem,  Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem

ARTHUR:How does it, um– how does it work?

LANCELOT:I know not, my liege

ARTHUR:Consult the Book of Armaments!

BROTHER MAYNARD:Armaments, chapter two, verses nine to twenty-one

SECOND BROTHER:And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, “O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that, with it, Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits in Thy mercy.”And the Lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals and fruit bats and large chu–

MAYNARD:Skip a bit, Brother…

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