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Tiger in Forest CGI (4 replies and 1 comment)

Vanniyan
9 months ago
Vanniyan 9 months ago

Hello deakins,

                            We are going to do forest based movie and we want to shoot lot's of tiger stuff.i any dop in this situation what must to do? What is pre visualisation.how do they create tiger for most of the movies. It's just we can say CGI or some other great stuff involve. How much dop should know CGI stuff for these kind of films.

Roger Deakins
9 months ago
Roger Deakins 9 months ago

I think it absolutely key that the cinematographer has a good understanding of the whole CG process. You only have to look at 'Jungle Book' to see how impressive some of this work can be but much of that success is because the cinematographer was highly involved in all aspects of the integration between the live action and the CG work. I prefer, whenever possible, to do things 'in camera' but if there is a call for CG work on a film that I am shooting I absolutely make it my business to be involved in all aspects of the way this work is carried out.

Vanniyan
9 months ago
Vanniyan 9 months ago

Thank you for your input roger. To do things in camera as much as possible. a tiger fighting with man, they are trying to haunting but he escaped. How much possible these things without CGI. Do you know how they did enormous work on "gladiator" film. Because a big fight portions are there. 

Andreas Schwarz
9 months ago

...for inspiration, you should watch the bear attack scene in "The Revenant". How the camera movements and angles work together with the CG animal, is just amazing...and even, when there is no budget to create something like that, its a good way to study...

myzawa
1 month ago
myzawa 1 month ago

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dmullenasc
1 month ago
dmullenasc 1 month ago

You can't do a convincing CGI tiger without a good visual effects supervisor and good CGI artists, and if you have such a team, then they should be able to tell you, your stunt coordinator, and your physical effects supervisor what they need to be done on set.

I just did a CGI tiger sequence for "Westworld" and we had the visual effects people on set to supervise, take measurements, reference photos, they had us shoot those half-mirror, half-grey balls for lighting reference, etc.  We used a stunt man in a green screen body suit to run through the grass and tackle the actress, but we also did variations where the actress mimed the attack, some where we pulled her on wires, etc.

Go to 3:36 to see the start of the tiger sequence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QiiyiziVgM»

You can see an example of a reference ball here:
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/reference-balls.html»

But not vfx supervisors use them, some have other references, like from taking fish-eye photos of the set.

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