CGSociety :: Production Focus
29 October 2008, Paul Hellard
These were the special tricks devised by Passion Pictures in London for this gymnastic performance of the digital characters in the latest Rock Band cinematic. CGSociety talked to Passion's producer Anna Lord and visual effects supervisor Neil Riley.
The same actor, Ben Davies, was used in the creation of the first Rock Band cinematic Ad in 2007. "We shot video of him doing some extreme facial expressions while singing the track," says Neil Riley, Passion's VFX Supervisor. "These formed the basis for Image Metrics to convert the video to the 3D character."