Digital Media World | April 5, 2017 | Original Article
Image Engine visual effects and animation studio in Vancouver recently spoke to Digital Media World about creatures – specifically, about the creation of digital creatures, composited into live action movie footage. Since the studio’s first major project of this kind, ‘District 9’ from 2009, Image Engine has worked on a variety of creatures from furry to robotic, achieving tremendous results.
We met with five of Image Engine’s artists – R&D lead Andrew Kaufman, animation lead Jenn Taylor, senior creature FX TD Michael Levine, lookdev lead Geoff Pedder and texture lead Cheri Fojtik. Collectively, they have worked on many films at Image Engine, including ‘Chappie,’ ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ All had lots to say about the progress made in Image Engine’s creature look development and production, animation and integration pipelines.