Saturday, December 17, 2011

James Bond: "Somebody's Gonna Die"

Inspired by The Talk Show #71 hosted by Dan Benjamin and John Gruber, I just had to make a poster for the rhetorical film, James Bond: "Somebody's Gonna Die".  Hear the context of the title around 1:31:31.

update:  John Gruber (@gruber) apparently liked this enough to retweet it, and Dan Benjamin (@danbenjamin) wrote me a nice note about the poster.  Love those guys.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

I can't tell you how happy I am that the early reviews of Brad Bird's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" are so positive.  We worked very hard on this picture, and Bird was an ingenious and gracious collaborator.

Industrial Light and Magic provided the film's visual effects, supervised by John Knoll, with Lindy DeQuattro as our associate visual effects supervisor. I served as the film's compositing supervisor.

The project was an exhilarating creative experience for me, and I hope I'll be able to talk more about it in future posts.

Oh, and if you plan on seeing the film, try to make it to an IMAX screening.  Several of the film's big action sequences were filmed with IMAX cameras, which includes lots of ILM effects work as well.  It will be worth the extra effort.