Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Transformers" Opens

"Transformers," a Michael Bay film featuring visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic opens in U.S. theaters today.

I spent almost an entire year on the project at ILM. I was a sequence supervisor for the film, focusing on the Qatar army base attack sequence at the beginning of the film, the desert Scorponok sequence, and the end battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons.

Academy Award winner Scott Farrar was our visual effects supervisor, with Russell Earl as associate visual effects supervisor. Scott Benza was our animation supervisor, with Jeff White in the role of digital production supervisor, and Patrick Tubach as compositing supervisor. Shari Hanson was the ILM producer of the project, with Peter Nicolai as our production manager. We had over 350 people on our crew contributing to the film's effects, and I was very proud to be among them. For many on the crew, this was the best show we've ever worked on.

I will be collecting "Transformers" reviews that refer to its visual effects with the label Transformers Review.

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