“Budweiser Come Home” by Industrial Light & Magic

  • ©Rick Schultze


Conference:


Title:


    Budweiser Come Home

Length:


    1:08

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • Industrial Light & Magic

Description:


    For the Budweiser alien “whassup” commercial, ILM’s CG Commercials Department accepted the challenge of generating a CG stadium crowded with aliens and making it look real without the aid of practical references. Particles placed in the seats of the stadium were replaced by animation cycles of the aliens. Other important challenges were the high level of subtlety in the aliens’ performances and the unusual design of the aliens. The proportions of their hands and the backwards articulation of their legs made it particularly tricky to create a fluid animation.


Additional Contributors:


    Producer: PAUL HILL, Industrial Light + Magic

    Production Supervisor: DAVID LAMBERT

    Art Director: RANDY GAUL

    Animation Director: PAUL GRIFFIN

    Post Supervisor: DIANE CALIVA

    Lead Technical Director: LEANDRO ESTEBECORENA

    Technical Directors: MARY BETH HAGGERTY, DOUG SUTTON, PETER CHESLOFF, HANS UHLIG, MELVA YOUNG, TRIPP BROWN, CEDRICK CHAN, MARCUS STOKES, GRUE, MARC COOPER, ALAN TROMBLA, BRIAN GEE

    Technical Director/Viewpainter: DEAN FOSTER

    Animators: LINDA BEL, COLIN BRADY, MARIE-LAURE LAFFITTE, JONATHAN LYONS, TIM STEVENSON, KEVIN SCOTT, ANDREW GRANT

    Modelers: ISMAIL ACAR, LARRY TAN, STEWART LEW, NEIL LIM SANG, STEVE MCGRATH, STEVE APLIN, SIMON CHEUNG

    Animatic Artist: JAMY WHELESS

    Enveloper/Chainer: TODD KRISH

    Lead Matchmover: LUC LONGIN

    Matchmover: INGRID OVERGARD

    Viewpainter/Rotoscoper: DREW KLAUSNER

    Viewpainters: RICHARD MOORE, REBECCA HESKES, TONY HUDSON

    Assistant Technical Director: MICHAEL MUIR

    Senior Compositor: MARK CASEY

    Compositors: CAROLE JOHNSON, KRISTEN MILLETTE, SCOTT YOUNKIN

    Online Editor: MARY SERAFINI

    Editor: NICK SEUSER

    Technical Coordinator: MICHAEL PARKINSON

    CG Resource Assistants: MICHAEL BALOG, AMY TREVOR

    Video Technical Assistant: JEROME BACKUM

    VP/Executive Producer: MARCIE MALOOLY

    Head of Commercial Productions: PAUL GRIMSHAW

    Head of CG Commercials: JOHN RA BENSON

    Head of Commercial Editorial: MARK TELLEGEN

    CGC Production Manager: JUSTIN HARWOOD

    CGC Project Manager: ERIC SCHROEDER

    CGC Production Coordinator: DAVID MAMMOLA

    CGC Production Assistant: YVETTE MEMORY

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