Eric Robertson , President and VFX supervisor of MR X Gotham, ( here in NYC) , sits down with Ian Failes of fxGuide to talk a bit about their work on Pompeii, and the general culture of there NY based VFX studio.
"In a previous article on fxguide, one visual effects supervisor described his team as the ‘can-do’ department. That’s a fitting description for the artists at Mr. X Inc, who played a crucial role in director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii. Not only did they wreak havoc with destruction sims to destroy the famous city after a volcanic eruption, but their work for the film’s teaser trailer was so influential it made it into the final release. Plus, artists were then called upon to ensure a key pitch shot was reinstated in the film when its investors thought it had been forgotten."
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