Director: Matthew Vaughn
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Released: 19th October 2007
Dneg VFX Supervisor: Peter Chiang
Dneg VFX Producers: Andy Taylor, Matt Plummer + Clare Tinsley
Dneg 2D Supe: Paul Riddle
“The entire production and CGI magic are wondrous and I have been telling everyone that this is the Potter fantasy adults should see. You will see “Stardust” twice.” Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
Stardust, the latest outing for director, Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake) is the fanciful tale of a young man who ventures into a magical land in order to retrieve a fallen star. The original idea for Stardust was conceived by Neil Gaiman as he watched a falling star in the middle of the Tucson desert in 1991, almost 15 years later the graphic novel was adapted for the screen by Vaughn and Jane Goldman.
Double Negative were delighted when VFX Supervisor, Peter Chiang, approached them to create the magical visual effects required to help tell the tale. Double Negative’s involvement in the film began early on when Digital Supervisor, Mattias Lindahl headed up a pre-visualisation team at Pinewood Studios.
The main areas of work for Double Negative included the extensive photorealistic environments, the Sky Vessel flown by Captain Shakespeare, sky replacements, greeenscreens and the magic effects used to differentiate between the different witches. The most difficult sequence made heavy use of the main areas of visual effects, namely the vessel and the environments.