Jul 06

Johan Thorngren – CG garage podcast

Great podcast with Johan Thorngren, nowadays working at ILM

Johan Thorngren

A closer look at the generalist group inside ILM

Sweden’s long, harsh winters compelled Johan Thorngren to pursue creative endeavours, and after a stint in advertising he accepted an enviable position with ILM in San Francisco.

As a generalist, Johan’s job is to pick up VFX shots which don’t fit into the typical pipeline. His workload has increased from a handful of shots on movies such as Star Wars: Episode III, to thousands for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In this podcast, Johan talks about changes he’s seen in the visual effects industry over the past decade, creating the almost full-CG Leipzig airport battle forCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, and the wide range of software ILM has at its disposal to create stunning VFX shots. Chris and Johan also discuss the popular press’s opinion on CGI in movies, and invisible effects.

Feb 22

Important Looking Pirates on “Westworld” | Customer Stories | Area by Autodesk

“We were so excited when Jay Worth approached us with “Westworld.” The show looked promising, and there were a lot of cool shots planned…I think the first season turned out to be incredible.” — Bobo Skipper, Important Looking Pirates.

Source: Important Looking Pirates on “Westworld” | Customer Stories | Area by Autodesk

Dec 16

Jordskott, short VFX reel from STOPP/FAMILY

Jordskott was broadcast on Swedish Television during spring of 2015.

The ones involved

Vfx Supervisor/On-set Supervisor: Arvid Björn
Lead CG artist: Arvid Björn
Lead compositor: Victor Sanchez
Senior CG artist: Per Bergstén
Senior CG artist: Robin Erneström
Character animator: Niklas Lundgren
Junior Compositor: Vincent Tseng
Additional compositing: Johan Boije