“Cast Away” by Sony Pictures Imageworks

  • ©Ken Ralston


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Title:


    Cast Away

Length:


    1:59

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  • Sony Pictures Imageworks

Description:


    To strand Tom Hanks on a deserted island, “Cast Away” begins with a visceral plane crash sequence incorporating CG water and waves, live action and miniature photography, and numerous subtle digital effects. On the island, Hanks surveys the landscape, a combination of live-action photography filmed in a parking lot in Malibu and a completely CG-created environment.


Additional Contributors:


    Visual Effects Supervisor: KEN RALSTON

    Executive Producer: DEBBIE DENISE, Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.

    Senior Visual Effects Supervisor (Main Titles): KEN RALSTON

    Visual Effects Consultant (End Credits): ROB LEGATO

    Visual effects: SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS INC. Culver City, California

    Co-Visual Effects Supervisor: CAREY GRANT VILLEGAS

    Visual Effects Executive Producer: DEBBIE DENISE

    Visual Effects Producer: CRYS FORSYTH-SMITH, CARI THOMAS

    Visual Effects Production Manager: LAUREN ANN LITTLETON

    Visual Effects Digital Production Manager: LINDSAY BURNETT

    CG Supervisors: DAVID BURTON, BART GIOVANNETTI, LAYNE FRIEDMAN

    VFXTDs: STEVE BLAKEY, DOUG CREEL, R. STIRLING DUGUID, CURTIS “NZ” EDWARDS, HARRY GUNDERSEN, ERIC HANSON, MATT HAUSMAN, GARMAN HERIGSTAD, DAN KAUFMAN, RAJI KODJA, ZSOLT KRAJCSIK, DANIEL LA CHAPELLE, DAVID C. LAWSON, TOM LYNNES, TODD PILGER, SAM RICHARDS, ALLEN RUILOVA, JEFF WILLETTE, JONATHAN WOOD, DOUGLAS YOSHIDA

    Interactive Compositing Artists: BRIAN BATTLES, CHRISTIAN BOUDMAN, LISA DEANER, TONY DIEP, JENNIFER GERMAN, MARK ALAN LOSO, JEFF OLM, RICK SHICK, DAVE TAKAYAMA

    Bonsai Compositors: VIRGINIA BOWMAN, BONJIN BYUN, CLINT COLVER, COLIN DROBNIS, MICHAEL “FFISH” HEMSCHOOT, JEP HILL, TIM LLEWELLYN, ETHAN A. ORMSBY, BOB PEITZMAN, AARON SMITH

    Whale animation: DAVID SCHAUB

    Lead Match Move Artists: JEFF W. SMITH, JOSEPH THOMAS

    Match Mover Artists: JOANIE KARNOWSKI, RACHEL T. NICOLL

    Matte painter: DAVID BLEICH

    Additional paintings: DIGITAL BACKLOT

    Texture Painters: DONNA TRACY, JOHN MCGEE

    Rotoscope Lead Artist: MAURA N. ALVAREZ

    Rotoscope Artists: LEA LAMBERT, LANELLE MASON, LOREE PERRETT, JOHN SHOURT, JAMES VALENTINE

    Visual Effects Digital Coordinators: JENNIFER JUEN, SKYE LYONS, ERIC SCOTT

    Visual Effects Production Assistant: TIMOTHY MICHAEL CAIRNS

    Visual Effects Editor: GUY T. WIEDMANN

    Visual Effects Avid Editor: JOHN BERRI

    Negative line-up: DEE STORM

    Lead Technical Assistant: JEFF DILLINGER

    Technical Assistants: ROSENDO SALAZAR, TODD HARA, GARRICK MCLAUGHLIN, MARCO VIDAURRE, KENDRICK SUTHERLAND

    Director of Interactive Compositing: DAWN GUINTA

    HSC Production Manager: THOMAS F. FORD IV

    Visual Effects Accountant: ROBB MILLER

    Digital Color Timer: JOHN NICOLARD

    Assistant Digital Color Timer: ANTHONY HARRIS

    Systems Engineering Department Manager: ALBERTO VELEZ

    Senior Systems Engineer: DEAN MIYA

    Senior Video/Hardware Engineer: MICHAEL TRUJILLO

    System Engineer: NICK BALI

    Video Engineer: OLIN KIMBERLY

    Director of Software: AMIT AGRAWAL

    Lead Software Engineer: MANSON JONES

    Software engineers: BRIAN HALL, BRUCE NAVSKY

    Senior VFX Video Editor: RON VARGAS

    Input-Output Supervsior: DENNIS WEBB

    Lead Film Recordist: DERRICK QUARLES

    Lead Scanning Technician: CHRISTOPHER ARREOLA

    VP of Technical Operations: BILL VILLARREAL

    VP of Digital Productions: STAN SZYMANSKI

    Executive VP and General Manager: TIM SARNOFF

    Additional visual effects: TRAVELLING PICTURES: CHRIS WINTERS, AMY CARBACK, SAM MARROCCO, JOHN WILLETTE, SHEENA DUGGAL

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