The new UFC show opener for which I served as Visual Effects Supervisor. The fighters were all rotoscoped from UFC's archival footage (ranging from Super-VHS to HD quality), digitally restored, and reprojected into new camera angles on a transforming CG set. The crowd elements were shot on a Canon 5D at a recent UFC event at the Honda Center. Neil Huxley of Mothership directed, and Hans Zimmer provided the score.

The DD crew:

Karl Denham CG Supervisor
Kait Boehm Senior Producer
William Lemmon Producer
Fred Fouquet Editor
Ash Thorp Art Director
Derek Crosby Rigger
Michael Lori Data Integration
Jon Aghassian Data Integration
Jesse James Data Integration
Carlos Pedroza Animator, Previs Artist
John Niehuss Digital Artist
Daniel Buck Digital Artist
Keith weilmuester Roto Artist
Marlan Harris Roto Artist
Dawrath Phoue Roto Artist
Eric Ebeling FX Artist
Dennis Blakey FX Artist
Kurt Lawson Nuke Compositor
Kevin Bouchez Nuke Compositor
Guatama Murcho Nuke Compositor
Jeff Heusser Flame Artist

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