War for the Planet of the Apes
Directed by Matt Reeves
Duration: Previs Team US – 10 months; Previs Team BC – 6 months; Postvis Team – 9 months and still going…
HALON reunited with our Dawn of the Planet of the Apes collaborator, director Matt Reeves, for War for the Planet of the Apes utilizing previs very early in the production process. Working closely with Reeves, we planned a number of huge sequences for the film. We developed proprietary tools and pipelines to render our previs on the Unreal Engine, which provided for more realistic lighting, dynamic effects and an overall higher level of visual polish, which translated to a more effective means of communicating the Reeves’ ideas to the production.
Our efforts continued on-set where we provided rapid turnaround previs and techvis to assist the production as needed. In post-production, we generated postvis for several hundred shots in the film, working closely with editorial and WETA to ensure a unified look and level of polish. Throughout, we have used just about every tool in our creative arsenal: using both keyframe and both in-house and WETA motion capture in order to tell Matt Reeves’ epic story.
Our contribution past the postvis phase, and our team came full-circle completing finals for many of our previs and postvis shots.
Halon Team Credits
Previs & Postvis Supervisor
Previs Lead – Vancouver Team
Previs & Postvis Lead – LA Team
Previs Team – US 10 months
Alexandra Prescott Barlow
Previs Team – BC 6 months
Postvis Team: 9 mos and still going…
Kyoung Kay Park
Clint G. Reagan
Tefft Smith II
Kristin Marie Turnipseed