“Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” by Digital Domain, Inc.

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    Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring



Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Digital Domain, Inc.


    For these six shots that Digital Domain created for director Peter Jackson’s first installment of the Lord Of The Rings epic, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Forker and his team created a flash-flood of water, with a realistic look and behavior embedded, animated water horses, and tumbling CG Ringwraiths that had to match their live-action counterparts. These elements were seamlessly combined to create a breathtaking action sequence. Practical water elements were combined with water created using Digital Domain’s proprietary volume-rendering software Voxel B along with Houdini particle generators, while the horses were animated in Maya.

Additional Contributors:

    Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark O. Forker
    Visual Effects Producer: Kelly L’Estrange
    Visual Effects Coordinator: Erik Pope
    Digital Effects Supervisor: Kelly Port
    Visual Effects Director of Photography: Tony Anderson
    Compositing Supervisor: Darren Poe
    Visual Effects Executive Producer: Nancy Bernstein
    Character Animators: Bernd Angerer, Piotr Karwas
    3D Effects Animator: Markus Kurtz
    Digital Compositors: Brandon McNaughton, Brennan Prevatt
    Digital Effects Coordinator: Jessica Dara Westbrook

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