7 August 2014

Stardust

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.

 

Online Press

Animation World Network – ‘Stardust’: VFX Wizards Conjure Up Fallen Stars, Flying Ships & More