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Lola…la..la..la..la...Lola : an appreciation thread.

PostPosted:Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:42 pm
by ShaneP
Something I've been thinking about creating for some time now. These folks might be my second favorite fx house right now. They're a specialty shop for sure but the specialty work they do is so spectacular and innovative I am a huge fan now.

What is your favorite work of theirs? My favorite is their current work for Captain America 2 with the older Peggy. Just freak in fantastic work.

So not only have they pioneered a whole new area of fx work but also come close to perfecting it.

Bravo!

Edit: oops Peggy not Emily. :p. Emily Blunt...:D

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PostPosted:Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:54 am
by aslan
They are very innovative and the work gets better and better. Working in such a vain industry it's surprising that they seem to be the only ones doing this kind of work. Other companies must know and understand the process, and you would imagine there would be an enormous demand for this type of service, youthening actors.

The old Peggy is more interesting work than making people younger. Looking forward to more of this sort.

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PostPosted:Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:23 am
by ninja turtle
Also, the skinny and short Steve Rogers looks even better in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, imho.

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PostPosted:Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:44 pm
by TylerMirage
I remember not having a single clue that old Peggy was VFX work. I was like "Man, that make-up is good. Wonder if they enhanced it a bit digitally?" Only to discover that they went full Benjamin Button on us.

Also, I think Lola needs to get on some digital double action. Their aging work is great, and now just imagine if that work got applied to scenes like JFK in Transformers: Dark of the Moon or Clu in Tron: Legacy. Not saying that Clu was terrible (JFK was in like, one shot so I forgive it, and I actually think Clu's uncanny valley look helped the story), but Lola could definitely be getting some more work if they wanted.

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PostPosted:Wed May 06, 2015 5:50 pm
by ShaneP
fxguide tv visits Lola for an overview of their awesome work over the last several years:
http://www.fxguide.com/fxguidetv/fxguid ... -lola-vfx/

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PostPosted:Wed May 06, 2015 6:27 pm
by malducin
Thought it was going to be a written article. Too bad they don't show how the work is done, like breakdowns, though there is a course about that at fxphd.

And since Mike lost all that weight he looks like he went for the Lola treatment.

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PostPosted:Wed May 06, 2015 10:57 pm
by ShaneP
Skinny Mike?

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PostPosted:Thu May 07, 2015 6:45 pm
by malducin
Haha yeah skinny Mike, he should tell us his secret.

But what was up with the filming location, it's like it's so secretive seems they did it in the storage room. Good show nonetheless.

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PostPosted:Thu May 07, 2015 11:52 pm
by ShaneP
Haha yeah skinny Mike, he should tell us his secret.

But what was up with the filming location, it's like it's so secretive seems they did it in the storage room. Good show nonetheless.
The water closet or the janitor's room.

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PostPosted:Fri May 08, 2015 10:51 am
by TylerMirage
I was just watching the bonus features for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 last night. They had a pretty decent section of the making-of pertaining to the VFX, and a nice (albeit brief) breakdown of what companies worked on what shots. No surprise that the skinny, emaciated Peeta was Lola's work.

I know they do more work than "digital face-lifts" and skinny people, but man, Lola's found their niche and they are working it hard. I love that they're the go-to company for digital cosmetics.

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PostPosted:Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:27 am
by addseo1115
Good show gclub online nonetheless.

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PostPosted:Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:32 pm
by AspiringLagrangian
Their works have been impressive, but you'd be pushing it too far if you really think they are up there with ILM in terms of quantity of workload vs consistency. Still, I like that small vendors like them exist to do specific vfx so that the big guys can concentrate on the big stuff. What I don't like is when people who have little understanding of vfx complexity often consider small, simple, yet ultra realistic vfx tricks to be more arduous and creatively challenging, thus worthy of more praise than actual big, complicated shots shops like ILM do.

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PostPosted:Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:04 am
by TylerMirage
Their works have been impressive, but you'd be pushing it too far if you really think they are up there with ILM in terms of quantity of workload vs consistency. Still, I like that small vendors like them exist to do specific vfx so that the big guys can concentrate on the big stuff. What I don't like is when people who have little understanding of vfx complexity often consider small, simple, yet ultra realistic vfx tricks to be more arduous and creatively challenging, thus worthy of more praise than actual big, complicated shots shops like ILM do.
I don't think anyone is really claiming that Lola is on par with the likes of ILM for quantity. ;) Lola's got their niche, and boy, are they workin' it!

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PostPosted:Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:43 pm
by ShaneP
LOLA is working on their first Star Wars film with Solo.

Let's hope they do something to knock our collective socks off.

:cheers:

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PostPosted:Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:12 pm
by TylerMirage
Let's hope they do something to knock our collective socks off.
I think that's automatically a given if Lola works on a movie. ;)