Big Screen Effects: The Art of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
I’ve really been looking forward to this stunning VFX-fueled Luc Besson film which will be released July 21, 2017. The VFX dream team includes Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, Rodeo FX, Hybride, Mikros Image, Mac Guff and Digital Factory. This post also has some behind the scenes and art from the film.
The film, touted as France’s most expensive film ever, is not yet out but you can bet as soon as it is released there will be behind the scenes videos on the film and lots of interviews with the team. Until then, enjoy the trailers!
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Official Teaser Trailer
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Official Teaser Trailer #2
‘Valerian’ Behind-the-Scenes Look Kicks Off VFX Confab FMX
Hollywood Reporter has an article about an event in Stuttgart, Germany, with the VFX makers from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. “The film was mostly shot on bluescreen stages at Besson’s La Cite du Cinema in Paris, with additional motion capture shot at Weta in Wellington, New Zealand.”
More articles about Valerian
Luc Besson Says There Are 2,734 VFX Shots in ‘Valerian’ – from Cartoon Brew
The Art from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – from IAMAG. Check out some incredible concept art from Marc Simonetti, Alain Brion, Patrick Garcia, Feng Zhu, Ben Mauro.
4DMax – Reality Made Digital. 4DMax were responsible for all the 3D scanning, processing & texture photography for each of the sets, props & characters.
Industrial Light & Magic’s Website – the page about Valerian
Posted by Michele Yamazaki