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War for the Planet of the Apes – Previs Reel
Halon Entertainment – War for the Planet of the Apes – Previs reel.
Directed by Matt Reeves
Previs Team US – 10 months; BC – 6 months;
Postvis Team – 11 months
HALON reunited with our Dawn of the Planet of the Apes collaborator, director Matt Reeves, for War for the Planet of the Apes utilizing previs very early in the production process. Working closely with Reeves, we planned a number of huge sequences for the film. We developed proprietary tools and pipelines to render our previs on the Unreal Engine, which provided for more realistic lighting, dynamic effects and an overall higher level of visual polish, which translated to a more effective means of communicating the Reeves’ ideas to the production.
Our efforts continued on-set where we provided rapid turnaround previs and techvis to assist the production as needed. In post-production, we generated postvis for several hundred shots in the film, working closely with editorial and WETA to ensure a unified look and level of polish. Throughout, we have used just about every tool in our creative arsenal: using both keyframe and both in-house and WETA motion capture in order to tell Matt Reeves’ epic story.
Our contribution past the postvis phase, and our team came full-circle completing finals for many of our previs and postvis shots.
Halon Team Credits
Previs & Postvis Supervisor – AJ Briones
Previs Lead – Vancouver Team
Previs & Postvis Lead – LA Team
Previs Team – US 10 months
Aaron Aikman, Buffy Bailey, Alexandra Prescott Barlow, Zac Cavaliero, Alex Chiles, Jason Choi, Ingolfur Gudmundsson, Christina Hall, Nathan Hopkins, Spencer Kelsey, Brian Magner, Jess Marley, Andre Mercier, Todd Patterson, Ben Shupe, Travis Yee, Jerry Zigounakis
Previs Team – BC 6 months
Jason Chee, Daniel Gerlitz, Sharon Huang, Patrick McNabb, Will Seaborn
Postvis Team: 11 months
Aaron Aikman, Buffy Bailey, Alexandra Barlow, Spencer Kelsey, Vicki Lau, Brian Magner, Jess Marley, Andrew Moffett, Jenny Park, Kyoung Kay Park, Todd Patterson, Melissa Quintas, Clint G. Reagan, Ron Rhee, Ben Shupe,
Tefft Smith II, Kristin Marie Turnipseed, Zachary Wong
Production Assistant – Taylor Finan
Producer -Patrice Avery