1. The Great Gatsby VFX

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    from Chris Godfrey / Added

    My name is Chris Godfrey and I was the VFX supervisor on the film. Baz has graciously agreed to let us release this 'before and afters' reel to show our peer group the VFX work completed on his…

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    • Gatsby VFX - Part 1 of 5 - Introduction

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      from Chris Godfrey / Added

      Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin are happy for me to release five new reels of the VFX work completed for 'The Great Gatsby'. We are showing these reels first and foremost because we are extremely…

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      • Gatsby VFX - Part 2 of 5 - Why VFX?

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        from Chris Godfrey / Added

        No matter what the budget or how big the sets that art director Ian Gracie built - and he did go big – the scale was never going to be large enough for the vision. The physical build cost just for…

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        • Gatsby VFX - Part 3 of 5 - 'Times Square'

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          from Chris Godfrey / Added

          The decision to use VFX as an adjunct to live action is never taken lightly. But how else do you 'show' the Times Square of the period? What we had available when we shot this sequence was 30 people,…

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          • Gatsby VFX - Part 4 of 5 - 'Cody's Yacht'

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            from Chris Godfrey / Added

            The very first time I met with Baz in 2000, just before we worked on Moulin Rouge, he explained that an important consideration for him when setting up a shot was the eyes and the face, (hair and…

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            • Gatsby VFX - Part 5 of 5 - 'The High Line'

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              from Chris Godfrey / Added

              The High Line had probably the greatest complexity of any of the sequences within the film. Simulated travel can look fake and the solution is complex as we need to introduced shadows, reflections…

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