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Solo: A Star Wars Story

05.25.2018 — Categories: , ,

THE THIRD FLOOR returned to a galaxy far far away as the dedicated visualization crew for Solo: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Pictures), working with the directors, Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Bredow, Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm.  Two teams, led by Barry Howell in Los Angeles, and Albert Cheng and Faraz Hameed in London, collaborated with the filmmakers to iterate ideas through previs and postvis for action scenes across the movie — from speeder chases to thrilling Millennium Falcon flights through space.  For complex sequences like the Train Heist, artists developed technical schematics for location and aerial plate shoots.  Numerous techvis diagrams and Quicktimes were created to inform setups for vehicle and cockpit shots on stage.  Spherical 8K renders of THE THIRD FLOOR’s previs were projected on wrap-around screens that provided actors with working versions of the visuals happening around them.  THE THIRD FLOOR additionally contributed to a virtual camera workflow that allowed previs, visual effects and filmed footage to be composited live on set.



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