Blade Runner 2049
In this episode, Matt Wallin, Mike Seymour and Jason Diamond go to 2049 and discuss director Denis Villeneuve new Blade Runner film.
From EW : John Nelson worked on Rachael's two-minute appearance in 2049 for a year. "Digital humans are sort of like the holy grail -- they're really hard," says Nelson. "I knew it would be one of the hardest things I've done in my career. We had many challenges in this movie but this one was definitely the hardest one we did."
Rachel was rendered in RenderMan. Since her son was on the film as a production assistant, "Sean Young got to be on set while actress Loren Peta acted out the performance that would be the foundation for the effects work. And later, both Peta and Young spent a day in Budapest in facial motion-capture rigs, with both women performing Rachael’s scene in the film", according to reporting on io9.
Head this way for a nice discussion on a visual masterpiece.
Cast include : Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas.
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
VFX Supervisor : John Nelson