Author: Michael Burns
Author: MPC has revealed some of its previs work for the latest Apes sci-fi epic from Twentieth Century Fox
In this sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
MPC’s Duane Floch reprised his role from Rise... as Overall Previs Supervisor on the second film in the Twentieth Century Fox Apes reboot in autumn 2012.
The MPC crew focused on lens choices, shot-framing, and depth of field to help bring director Matt Reeves visual aesthetic to the screen.
Duane Floch and MPC Film’s Executive Producer Julian Levi assembled two teams; one working out of MPC’s Santa Monica facility and the other embedded within the production team on location in New Orleans.
In all, over 850 shots went through the previs pipeline between both locations. The shared workflow maintained a cohesive look and feel to the scope of work. Assets - environments, props, characters and animation cycles - were regularly updated and shared from either location and daily phone calls and cineSync sessions between locations was a regular part of the process
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