RISE POWER – The Dark Tower

Making-of | Introduction | Intermediate | Expert
animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2017

“The Dark Tower” is widely considered Stephen King’s magnum opus.

For a long time it was considered impossible to turn the genre-defying source material into a film – but finally director Nikolaj Arcel took the helm with a stellar cast including Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Andreas Giesen, FX Supervisor at RISE, will give an overview of the techniques used to work efficiently with complex fluid simulations in a large number of shots. Oliver Schulz, CG and Environment Supervisor at Rise, explains the design process and creation of the various environments that needed to feel grounded in the real world yet seem strange and unearthly. Benjamin Burr, Compositing Supervisor at Rise, will show the techniques used combining the various FX layers in deep compositing to keep a maximum of flexibility up to the very end.

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Speaker information:

Andreas Giesen

FX Supervisor
Rise | Visual Effects Studios, Deutschland

Andreas Giesen is FX Supervisor at Rise | Visual Effects Studios in Berlin.

Oliver Schulz

CG and Environment Supervisor
Rise | Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Oliver Schulz is working since 2011 in the Rise | Visual Effects Studios team. At the project "The Dark Tower" he was the CG und Environment Supervisor.

Benjamin Burr

Compositing Supervisor
Rise | Visual Effects Studios, Germany

Before his job at Rise, Benjamin Burr already worked for studios like Scanline VFX, Weta Digital and Atomic Fiction.