Friday, July 14, 2023

Me on Local TV

I was on KPIX CBS San Francisco to talk about visual effects in the "Mission: Impossible" film series. I didn't work on "Dead Reckoning - Part One", but I did work on "III" and "Ghost Protocol".

I should also mention that I had no idea it was going to be live until about ten minutes beforehand, and I had no idea what questions they were going to ask me!

watch on YouTube

Special effects in movies are an essential part of making a groundbreaking film. A specialist who has worked on some of the “Mission Impossible” movies, Todd Vaziri with Industrial Light and Magic, discusses how he conveys special effects, his favorite sequences on screen, how movies have evolved in this creative field, and more. (07/14/2023)

Saturday, July 08, 2023

All My Press Interviews for "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves"

I was the compositing supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic's work on "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves". The overall visual effects supervisor was Ben Snow, and ILM's visual effects supervisor was Scott Benza. I'm really proud of the work -- the team at ILM was extraordinary, and I'm really thrilled with how the movie turned out.

I did a ton of press discussing our visual effects on the movie, so here's a roundup of all my interviews.

Befores & Afters, by Ian Failes

‘You never know what the most complicated shot is going to be in your movie’

Art of VFX, by Vincent Frei

Dungeons & Dragons – Honor Among Thieves: Todd Vaziri – Compositing Supervisor – ILM

VFX Voice, by Chris McGowan

The Fantastical, Faithful, Fun VFX of "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves"

Animation World Network, by Trevor Hogg

ILM is a True Partner in Crime on "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" VFX

The Credits, by Jack Giroux

“Dungeon & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” VFX Team on the Owlbear, Talking Corpses & More

Den of Geek, by Bernard Boo

The Monsters of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – Gelatinous Cube, Owlbear, Mimic, and More!