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FXguide: HALON Previs, War for the Planet of the Apes at Comic-Con

FXguide did a pretty in-depth interview with myself and one of my lead artists on our Previs/Postvis work at HALON for War for the Planet of the Apes.

I was very impressed by the depth of knowledge of Mike Seymour, the interviewer. Usually, we don't get too technical on interviews, so this was fun and refreshing.

Check out the entire article HERE.

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Working on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Animation World Network has a nice interview piece of both myself and Brad Alexander on our work designing sequences in both previs and postvis for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. As a VFX artist, I never even had it as a dream to work on a Star Wars film because I didn't really enter the industry until after the prequels and I simply couldn't fathom the opportunity arising. 

It was a lot of fun working with Oscar nominated VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett and the entire team at Bad Robot creating some of the most iconic shots and sequences for the first in the new trilogy. I can pretty much hang my VFX hat now and ride off into the sunset....

...but I'm not done just yet.

Check out the entire interview here: http://www.awn.com/vfxworld/halon-tackles-previs-and-postvis-star-wars-force-awakens

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WonderCon 2015 Panel - Creating a New Dawn for Planet of the Apes

As announced on ComingSoon.net, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Previs Supervisor AJ Briones and VFX Producer Ryan Stafford will be speaking on Friday, April 3 at WonderCon. The panel, titled "Creating a New Dawn for Planet of the Apes" will take you behind the creative process behind the third act battle of the film, from concept to final feature.

More on ComingSoon.net here: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/421225-wondercon-2015-schedule-announced

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Cinematography Database Interview and Destiny: Become Legend Commercial Previs Breakdown

Matt Workman from the Cinematography Database interviewed me about supervising the previs on the Destiny: Become Legend commercial spot. It was a real fun job to work on and I had the great opportunity of collaborating with some of the finest creatives in the business (director Joe Kosinski, DP Claudio Miranda, Stunt Choreographer Rob Alonzo and the VFX wizards at Digital Domain) to create  a fun, irreverent, swashbuckling live-action piece for a really huge videogame IP. 

Click on the image below to read the full interview, take a look at some screenshots of the previs as well as a compare reel.

FULL INTERVIEW AT THE CINEMATOGRAPHY DATABASE.

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League of Legends: The Harrowing

I had the extreme pleasure of working with the super talented team of artists at A52 alongside my team of artists from HALON for the League of Legends: The Harrowing. You can take a look at the previs compare reel here.

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The Harrowing

I had a real great time supervising previs on this spot for League of Legends' The Harrowing event, directed by Andy Hall and the fine folks at elastic / a52. Having just come off of working on a live action commercial and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it was really nice to work on something stylized such as this.

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Destiny - Become Legend

AJ Briones led a Previs / Postvis team to create the previs for the live action videogame epic ad for Bungie's Destiny, directed by Joe Kosinski with visual effects by Digital Domain for the agency 72 and Sunny.

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Virtual Cameras and the making of Halo Reach: Deliver Hope

Check out this GamesRadar feature article on NaturalPoint's Insight VCS virtual camera and its role on the development of the VES Award-winning commercial for Halo Reach: Deliver Hope, previs supervised by AJ Briones.

LINK: GamesRadar Article: How Halo Reach's 'Deliver Hope' trailer was virtually filmed, and how motion controls ought to work.

AJ Briones at GDC 2011, demonstrating NaturalPoint's Insight VCS virtual camera.

AJ Briones at GDC 2011, demonstrating NaturalPoint's Insight VCS virtual camera.

You can view the compare reel between the previs supervised by AJ Briones and the filnal spot for the VES Award-winning Halo Reach: Deliver Hope commercial directed by Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) here:


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News.

There's stuff coming here, I swear. Seriously. Scout's honor. Well, I'm not a scout, but you know what I mean.

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