A selection of shots from the last few years that I worked on as either a compositor, 3d generalist, technical director, or vfx supervisor. Breakdown available by emailing miles at finvfx.com
Iron Man 2 - (complete credits for shots shown)
Creative Directors: Danny Yount, Paul Mitchell, and Ilya Abulhanov
Producers - Ian Dawson and Elizabeth Newman
Coordinator - John Campuzano
CG Supervisor - Jose Ortiz
Compositors - Brett Reyenger, Renee Tymn, Scott Ulrich
AE Animators - Jonny Sidlo, Takayuki Sato, Daniel Kloehn
3D Artists - Darren Sumich, Troy Barsness, Kevin Clarke
Designer - Clarisa Valdez and Chris Sanchez
Gran Torino - (complete credits for shots shown)
VFX Supervisor - Mark Freund
Producer - Darin McCormick-Millett
CG Supervisor - Lee Nelson
Flame Artists - Brian Hanable
Design Company: Prologue Films
Creative Directors: Danny Yount, Ilya Abulhanov
Producers: Ian Dawson, Elizabeth Newman
3D Animation/Technical Direction: Jose Ortiz
2D Animation: Jonny Sidlo
Compositors: Renne Tymn, Miles Lauridsen
Additional Animation: Jorge Almeida
This sequence from 2010’s Tron: Legacy informs the audience of the character Kevin Flynn’s disappearance in the time after the events of the previous film. Utilizing a series of 80s television sets tuned into broadcasts that are reporting simultaneously, this sequence communicates a concise story through visuals of the original film’s era.
Aesthetic Integration (AI) is the world leader in applying formal verification to financial markets, however, to fully grasp how revolutionary that is, there’s a lot to know about the current state of financial markets and the regulatory difficulties inherent in something so complex.
We were approached by AI to create an introductory film that would bring audiences up to speed on (1) the current state of the algorithms underlying the global financial infrastructure, (2) how they're important but problematic, (3) what Formal Verification is and therefore (4) how Imandra is so valuable as a tool to create safety, fairness, and stability in such a tumultuous system.
Communicating these ideas to audiences who have no financial/maths background, as well as those who have a great depth of knowledge in the field was a huge challenge. With enough coffee and tacos to feed a small army, we set out on a 2-person and 3-month journey of research, direction, design, and animation.