Cinefex 104 Covers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and King Kong

by malducin

Issue 104 of Cinefex is already circulating and includes coverage of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong, Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, The Legend of Zorro and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

Here is the report from The Cynic:

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  • For NARNIA, ILM did 211 shots. For NARNIA, ILM did the dryads (the flower petal creatures) and the fire creatures dancing in a fireplace. They also did 50 shots in the big battle, after the big clashing. They also did some centaur and faun leg replacements. Lastly they populated some scenes with creatures that weren't as populated before.
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  • It says ILM did 211 shots in 10 weeks and that all vendors turned their shots in at the end of October. I'm pretty sure they were involved longer than that. Perhaps they didn't 'officially' get the job until later. It says ILM used R&H's models (final battle) because they had to since they had no time. But they then used their own software to animate and add fur. They took over once the creatures get to hand-to-hand combat. They filled in the shots after the Massive attack. They also did the coronation shots in the throne room and composited Aslan into their work. ILM, SPI and R&H did leg replacements.
  • No mention of a shot count on KONG, although I have read it was nearly 2600. No other vendors.
  • There is a nice photo of multiple gauges holding the Corpse Bride's veil in place. It was stop motion animated and also digitally animated by MPC. I agree, those veil movements were amazing...

The Cinefex website also has an interview with director Peter Jackson:

Cinefex issue 104
Peter Jackson on King Kong