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PaulHellard
05-21-2006, 01:04 AM
Feature story on CGSociety:

http://features.cgsociety.org/stories/2006_05/rainmaker/banner.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3576)

Go to the story now. Here: (http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3576)

adonihs
05-21-2006, 02:00 AM
very interesting! great article :) i enjoyed the film..didnt even know the church was CG =O

davezak
05-21-2006, 02:28 AM
wow,
holy work load!
didn't have a clue when i watched it. is it weird to get shivers over this kinda stuff?

DavidJH
05-21-2006, 04:21 AM
Amazing work!
The stills here look great! I can't wait to see how it looks in the movie.
davezak i'm there with you on the shivers, I love CG!

Vympel
05-21-2006, 05:14 AM
good article

Djampa
05-21-2006, 06:26 AM
I came right now from the movie. :thumbsup:


After reading the article... wow !! :scream:
Shivers...? oh ya...
*lol*

Huge work.

Thks for the article!

NanoGator
05-21-2006, 07:50 AM
Well done. :thumbsup:

Icarus
05-21-2006, 08:18 AM
wow, would never have picked that it was cg!? pretty cool and very well done !

Rens
05-21-2006, 08:45 AM
Nice article. Go Vancouver! :D

BigSky
05-21-2006, 12:39 PM
wow, holy work load!

Now that's the hidden secret.

gaianix
05-21-2006, 04:01 PM
hm nice article :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Jaycee77
05-21-2006, 04:02 PM
Wow is that cool, nice job!

EricLyman
05-21-2006, 05:10 PM
Very interesting! I'm off to see this one tonight.

ts-falcon
05-21-2006, 08:27 PM
wow thats really awesome, i love production coverges like this. didnt even notice it was cg....now thats a sign they did their job right! :D

JBoskma
05-21-2006, 10:06 PM
Nice article. Go Vancouver! :D

Yeeh Canadia!

Bliz
05-21-2006, 10:37 PM
Yeah good article. I went for that job but didn't get it ( :sad: ) but I'm glad all the CG went well :thumbsup:

jubba
05-21-2006, 11:28 PM
Yeeh Canadia!

hate to say this guys, but the work was all done over here in the UK at Rainmaker's Soho facility.

cesarmontero
05-21-2006, 11:30 PM
I heard that Dan Mayer and Jose Burgos worked on the previs and then Les Quinn went over there to do the shots. It is still all Rainmaker, that is what counts right? :)

jubba
05-21-2006, 11:46 PM
I heard that Dan Mayer and Jose Burgos worked on the previs and then Les Quinn went over there to do the shots. It is still all Rainmaker, that is what counts right? :)

yes indeed - all Rainmaker. I know that prep happened over in Canada but the actual bit that got paid for had to be done in the UK. In theory the staff need to be primarily EU citizens too or they'd fall foul of the tax relief rules. Great work none the less, and the article doesn't really get to the heart of just how difficult it was to create the interior of St Sulpice - the people in that church were super alert to anyone looking even vaguely like film crew!

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cesarmontero
05-22-2006, 12:01 AM
the people in that church were super alert to anyone looking even vaguely like film crew!


So, in a way you also had to do some "misterious secret research"..hehe

As soon as you land a tripod at those kind of places, you get allready the attention.
With the low light conditions (even at daylight), it becomes a little of a pain to get the pic without flash.

I would love to know more anecdotes about this part!
I'm sure there are a lot :P

vfx
05-22-2006, 10:24 AM
Wow nice to see an updated website from Rainmaker too!! Been a while since there was any activity on the old site - thats really nice to see... oh and not to spoil anyones patriotism... but Rainmaker have recently opened shop in London, and according to the website, Davinici effects were done there - hmmm does anyone know if they're accepting cv's/reels in London??

JBoskma
05-22-2006, 10:46 AM
hate to say this guys, but the work was all done over here in the UK at Rainmaker's Soho facility.

Haha oh well. Just got back from the theatre. Brilliant job guys :) We had quite a laugh here when we were imagining the faces of the church people when they found out that their beloved location was indeed used in the film, pwned ;)

leigh
05-22-2006, 10:51 AM
Hehe I didn't even realise anything was unusual about that scene... which means it's great VFX work :D

Bliz
05-22-2006, 03:04 PM
hmmm does anyone know if they're accepting cv's/reels in London??

I've heard they're moving from a short term office to a bigger, dedicated facility and that they'll be ready to expand in about 3 or 4 months.

rcronin
05-22-2006, 04:19 PM
No crits here!:) I want to quit CG now! Wireframes?

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