Tomb Raider : Lara is back !

Another great project which I worked on at Iloura has been released. The legendary Lara Croft returns in this reboot of the franchise Tomb Raider. See some of our work in the trailer above.

Mary of Magdala

I have just completed work as the compositing supervisor on the film Mary Magdalene at Iloura. This was huge honor for me as it allowed me lead some of the fantastic, multi award winning team at Iloura to produce over 200 seamless visual effects shots on a project that is not a typical ‘effects film’. Mary is the second film by Garth Davies, a hugely successful director, who’s last film Lion earned six Academy Award nominations.

Game of Thrones: Season 7

UPDATE : Iloura’s Compositing team has been awarded the VES Award for Compositing for the work we did in Game of Thrones Season 7: Spoils of War.

After many many years away, I am very glad to be back with the team at Iloura in Melbourne. Among the great things that have been going on here is the awesome work produced by the team for Game of Thrones. Specifically the ‘Loot Train’ attack from the episode : Spoils of War. I was lucky enough to be one of the compositors who worked on the ‘Loot train attack’ sequence in this episode.

Jolly green guy

Although brief, I really enjoyed my time working with the wonderful team on Pete’s Dragon. Having fond memories of the original film from my childhood surely helped, but Elliot is pretty cute too !

Big, Friendly, Gigantic

Another huge project is done, this time you might even say it was GIANT !

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming BFG directed by none other than Steven Spielberg.

I was part of the team that worked on this great show and was lucky enough to have a couple of the shots that I composited on featured in the latest trailer.

 

Recent Projects : No Spoilers !

Movies, movies and more movies. This has been a great year for work. Although I can’t reveal any new details, here is a sneak peak at what has been keeping me busy lately.

Before that I was keeping busy doing some really interesting work on this project

The Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies

It is done. After a number of years in Middle Earth the team has finally completed the sixth and last film in this epic franchise. Having started my Hobbit journey last year on The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug, I was very happy once again to be working with so many amazing people on this latest installment.

This film opens worldwide throughout December.

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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The film begins with an extreme close-up on Caesar’s face

I was very lucky to be given the opportunity to composite the iconic opening shot of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as part of the team at Weta Digital. This beautiful film contains a host of breathtaking moments and some truly ground-breaking work, from everyone at the studio.

"GO !"

In a dramatic scene in the forest, Koba tells the human’s to leave.

The image above is from another shot I composited as part of the team at Weta Digial.

Both images are taken from an article by FXGuide http://www.fxguide.com/featured/ape-acting/ which describes some of the work undertaken on the film. Please go check it out.

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The Wolverine

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The folks over at FXGuide have done a feature article on the work we did for the ‘De-ageing’ sequence on the recent film The Wolverine. In this article I was asked to go through what we did and how it was achieved in detail.

Please head over and check it out at http://www.fxphd.com/blog/de-age-vfx-fxphd-prof-tahl-niran-breaks-down-the-wolverine/

 

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Back to work: Iron Man 3

Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand.

Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand.

After a few months focusing on training and consulting I was given to the opportunity to join the crew at Weta Digital as a compositor at the end of February. Most people will be aware of their fantastic work over the past 10 years and the many great visual effects they have created. As always I am super excited to go join the team at a new facility where there is so much cool stuff going on and so much to learn.

My first show at Weta was compositing on Iron Man 3. You can take a look at some of the amazing work done by the team in this video:

 

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