Page 2 of 3

Re: Solo's solo: Now Official trailer...and LOLA involved!

PostPosted:Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:32 pm
by ShaneP
I think LOLA made Chewie from "The Last Jedi" look younger:)

These trailers and spot look promising and the vfx seamless.
Baby Chewie? So, they scanned in that costume and de-aged the costume? :P

Re: Solo's solo: Now Official trailer...and LOLA involved!

PostPosted:Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:35 pm
by ShaneP
Howard just tweeted that the film is DONE!

Re: Solo's solo: Now Official trailer...and LOLA involved!

PostPosted:Fri May 04, 2018 3:48 pm
by ShaneP
Peek into the card game where Lando bets the Falcon:

With the help of ILMxLab you can toggle around the scene in 360.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnJqQfY ... e=youtu.be

8)

Re: Solo's solo: Betting the Falcon with Lando 360!

PostPosted:Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm
by ShaneP
Rob Bredow, Director of Technology at Lucasfilm and vfx supervisor for Solo, has been named in the new role of Executive Creative Director of ILM:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behin ... ic-1110123

This means he is the chief creative director over all four ILM studios.

Re: Solo's solo: Betting the Falcon with Lando 360!

PostPosted:Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 am
by ShaneP
One of the coolest stories about these new Disney-era SW films so far:

Phil Tippet's new holochess scene in the film contains two unused characters from the original SW film:

https://vfxblog.com

Wow. :eek:

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess!

PostPosted:Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:05 pm
by ShaneP
Ian talking to Rob Bredow about the train heist from Solo:

https://vfxblog.com/solo/

and Mike Seymour covering the overall vfx effort talking to Bredow:

https://www.fxguide.com/featured/solo-a ... reloaded=1

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess!

PostPosted:Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:53 pm
by ShaneP
Ian writes for Thrillist about the practical and CG hybrid creatures/droids for the film, including Proxima and L337.

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment ... t-creation

This is the kind if combination animatronic/CG stuff we've talked about here for years and it is terrific they are taking that to the next level.

And AWN's in-depth look and interview with Bredow, written by Barbara Robertson:

https://www.awn.com/vfxworld/new-sherif ... wars-story

I love that they are doing so many vfx now pre-production and then having them to run on those LEDS during the shoot, such as for the Falcon in-cockpit hyperspace jump. That kind of interaction is awesome to read about.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:42 pm
by ShaneP
fxguide's coverage by Mike Seymour about the on-set LED displays projecting ILM fx work and interactive lighting:

https://www.fxguide.com/featured/solo-p ... vironment/

This was set up by the same team that did the cloud home in Kosinski's Oblivion. Terrific stuff!

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:48 pm
by ShaneP
Vincent Frei talks to Rob Bredow,Pat Tubach and Matt Shumway about the film's vfx and animation challenges:

http://www.artofvfx.com/solo-a-star-war ... ght-magic/


Film had around 500 ILMers and another 100 or so from different vendors working on it.

Bill Desowitz at Indiewire talks about the film:

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/solo-a ... 201971838/

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:24 pm
by ShaneP
Vincent talks to Hybride about their work and collaboration with ILM on Solo:

http://www.artofvfx.com/solo-a-star-war ... s-hybride/

Goes into good detail about their work on L3 as well as some environment extensions.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:01 am
by ShaneP
Desowitz at awn talks about the hybrid characters Rio and L3:

https://www.awn.com/vfxworld/how-ilm-an ... wars-story

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:10 pm
by ShaneP
Interview at Screenrant with ILM SF vfx supervisor Pat Tubach:

https://screenrant.com/solo-star-wars-s ... interview/

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:08 am
by ninja turtle
In short: i didn't like the movie, but the vfx are terrific. Anyone knows if the four armed creature is all cg? I have read some article about it, but i didn't understand if they used a practical puppet only for reference or they actually used it in the final shot. If it is all cg, it's remarkable.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:53 pm
by ShaneP
In short: i didn't like the movie, but the vfx are terrific. Anyone knows if the four armed creature is all cg? I have read some article about it, but i didn't understand if they used a practical puppet only for reference or they actually used it in the final shot. If it is all cg, it's remarkable.
I think you are talking about Lady Proxima, the worm-like creature Han visits. That is mostly a practical puppet, with CG lower arms and some 2D dialogue imagery onto the puppet.

Here is a quote from Ian Failies when he conducted an interview with Rob Bredow at Thrillist:

It might seem like the perfect candidate for a CG character, but again, a practical puppet was the starting point. Digital effects came into play to realize two of her lower arms when motors controlling the appendages during one day of the shoot weren't working, and for painting out the rig and puppeteers controlling Proxima on the set.

Digital also had a role to play when, late in post-production, it was decided to change some of Lady Proxima's dialogue. In other similar situations, a visual effects studio might build a complete CG version of the creature's face in 3-D to portray the new lines. But the filmmakers were incredibly happy with the way the practical puppet looked, so they had ILM make the dialogue changes simply by painting the different face shapes in 2-D onto the existing images.


Here is the article(its's also on my second post from the top of the page here)

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment ... t-creation

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:43 pm
by aslan
I may be wrong, but I think ninja is referring to the pilot creature who dies during the train heist.

I'm a bit confused as to the exact process as well. I think what we are seeing on screen is not full cg, but a combination of real jacket and torso, with cg face arms and legs.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:07 pm
by ninja turtle
Thanks Shane for the article, but Aslan is right, i was referring to alien pilot called Rio Durant. The process for the creation of Proxima and the female droid is pretty clear, i found a bit confusing the explanation of the technique used for the alien pilot. Thanks Aslan for the clarification.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
by ShaneP
Yeah, Rio is also a hybrid. They hired a circus acrobat to play part of that role and then added CG enhancements. Mostly it was face and upper arms = CG and lower arms and torso = practical. That article above talks about all of those characters. They were all practical/CG blends. There's actually tons more of this kind of stuff in the film. Even those dog things that chase the heroes were actual Doberman Pinschers in suits and then their faces were enhanced or replaced with CG. They weren't entirely CG. Same with the Land/Han Sabaac game sequence. Tons of puppets and puppeteer removal.
I love what Scanlan is doing with the new Star Wars films and his approach. Above and beyond the prequels and even classic trilogy's capabilities.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:20 am
by ninja turtle
Yes, this hybrid work practical/ cg throughout the movie is seamless. I was very impressed also by the long train heist sequence : the combination of all the vfx elements and real locations is faultless, it never gives the impression of being on a stage.

Re: Solo's solo: Tippett plays 3D chess, on-set LED hyperspace, practical/CG hybrid creatures!

PostPosted:Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:38 pm
by ShaneP
Harrison Ford as a Young Solo in Solo:

:lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXucrz7Hjs

Re: Solo's solo: Derpfakes starring a young Harrison as young Solo!

PostPosted:Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:44 pm
by ShaneP
Interview with Bredow at Cinefex blog about Solo:

http://cinefex.com/blog/solo-a-fusion-o ... PVpQdN6rTk

Love this quote from Bredow:

One of the things that I’m excited about right now is the use of real-time visual effects on set. We did a lot of that with projection surfaces on Solo, and we’re working on new projects right now where we’re taking that to the next level, doing a lot more real-time and a much higher degree of interactivity. We’re creating in-camera visual effects that I think are going to be pretty surprising to people.