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Since Solo: A Star Wars Story has been out on Digital and Home Video, it has been reaching new audiences that never saw it in cinemas. This pleases me because I think the film is great and, like all Star Wars movies coming out in recent times, the visual effects (VFX) have been of a high quality. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) are the main reason for that and Rob Bredow, Head of ILM, spoke to Variety about Solo and VFX.
This is what Rob Bredow had to say on the experience of working on Solo:
“It was one of the most professionally satisfying experiences of my career. Not only did I get to serve as VFX supervisor on the film, but Ron Howard was kind enough to include me in his ‘brain trust’ of sorts, welcoming me into his creative process.”
“I was able to participate with story ideas throughout the production, particularly helping along two of the big action sequences — the train heist and the Kessel Run — both key sequences in the film. I’m really proud of the final result and I think the seamless interactions between visual effects and each of the other departments really paid off.”
Rob Bredow also talked about where he believes the VFX industry is heading in the future:
“I think some of the things that drive me specifically, and I think may in fact be trends, are toward making the tools more interactive and artist-friendly so that you continue to focus on the art and the quality of the work and there can be less time spent dealing with some of the technical details that have really been a big part of computer graphics for a lot of the last 10 or 20 years.”
“I also think that we’re in the early days of seeing what machine learning and AI algorithms are going to bring to the table. I think it’s actually going to have a substantial impact on the industry and the way we do our work. We may be able to get computers to do things that surprise us in the next few years.”
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