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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory VFX ***


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Cinesite completed key digital sequences, all miniature construction and photography and all the VFX scanning and recording for Warner Bros' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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- Cinesite completed key digital sequences, all miniature construction and photography and all the VFX scanning and recording for Warner Bros' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.Based on the classic Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Tim Burton with Visual Effects Supervision by Nick Davis.It's the story of Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who finds one of five golden tickets to tour Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. When he and the other winners enter the factory the adventures begin from sailing down a chocolate river to whizzing round in a glass elevator. Wonka has a special prize at the end of the tour for one of the children; Charlie wins and inherits the chocolate factory where he and his family live happily ever after.Cinesite were awarded the task of working on the interior and exterior shots of the factory itself. Half of their 160 shots were accomplished with models and the other half with computer animation. Cinesite's Model Unit Producer Antony Hunt and Supervisor Jose Granell last worked with Tim Burton on Batman (1989). "It was great to work with Tim again after 16 years and on such and exciting project," commented Antony.Cinesite's model division under the careful eye of Cinesite's Model Unit Supervisor Jose Granell and Director of Photography Nigel Stone BSC supervised the construction and photography of a massive 1/24-scale miniature of the factory and townscape as well as smaller models - fudge mountain and the hospital wing. The factory and townscape were however a major undertaking by themselves. At 120 feet long, 80 feet wide, 25 feet tall there were 1500 individual houses with 12,000 windows thousands and thousands of fibre optic lights....................Read More Inside!!

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