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March 31, 2009

Drag Me To Hell Poster

Christine Brown has a good job, a great boyfriend, and a bright future.
But in three days, she's going to hell.
me likes this.

Posted by dschnee at 8:07 PM

March 28, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Posters

Posted by dschnee at 6:09 AM

March 24, 2009

New Moon Howls For New Werewolves

They have been shooting New Moon off the rugged Vancouver Island coastline... some Tippett folk will be joining them there shortly. Filming will wrap up at the end of May and the movie will premiere Nov. 20th 2009.

Summit Ent. has rounded up its wolf pack for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have been hired to join Taylor Lautner as the film's Native American werewolves.

In the sequel, when Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is heartbroken over the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), she strikes up a new relationship with Jacob Black (Lautner). As she is drawn into the centuries old feud between the vampires and werewolves, she finds her loyalties torn.

Chris Weitz is directing NEW MOON, which will be released domestically Nov. 20th.

The new wolf pack members are all Native Americans. Award-winning casting director Rene Haynes (DANCES WITH WOLVES) heading up the wolf pack casting.

Posted by dschnee at 3:26 AM

March 21, 2009

Red Cliff Spears a Best Visual Effects Nom

* Update, Craig and Red Cliff won!

At the 3rd Annual Asian Film Awards (AFA)

Congratulations Craig! along with The Orphanage, nice one.

:// Red Cliff
:// Asian Film Awards
:// Visual Effects Supervisor Craig Hayes

Posted by dschnee at 7:16 AM

March 20, 2009

Latest Wolverine TV Spot

Looks like my cyclops shots are still in there... (fingers crossed that they still make it into the movie)
"The TV spot names all the main characters: Wolverine, Sabretooth, Emma Frost, Agent Zero, Cyclops, Silver Fox, Blob, and Gambit." (firstshowing.net)

Posted by dschnee at 6:10 AM

March 19, 2009

New Playback and "New Moon" for Tippett Studio

Tippett Studio Adopts Tweak RV for Playback and Review
Tippett Studio is integrating Tweak Software's RV company-wide as its playback tool of choice. RV will replace Flipper, the proprietary playback software developed at Tippett Studio, as the backbone of its VFX digital pipeline.

Tippett Studio was founded 25 years ago and has earned a reputation for groundbreaking animation and visual effects. The studio has launched a major initiative to retool its pipeline to accommodate increasingly complex artistic and technical demands -- without disrupting existing workflows.

"RV is an industrial strength image playback tool, and the only solution out there robust and customizable enough to replace Flipper," said Sanjay Das, Chief Technology Officer at Tippett. "Supporting a proprietary homegrown playback solution is expensive and not the best use of R&D resources, but before RV there was no good alternative."

According to Scott Liedtka, VFX Supervisor at Tippett, "Above all, RV is a tool for artists. It is clean and elegant and adaptable to however you want to work." Tippett Studio turned to RV as part of an effort to build the facility's capacity to handle upwards of 2,000 shots per feature. Other features that attracted Tippett to RV include:

-- Customization -- RV is a very open platform, not a black box application. It can be modified to integrate tightly with the rest of a pipeline or to support proprietary workflows.

-- Color Correction -- RV does real-time color correction using the graphics card, and RV's color management is scriptable so a facility can automate and customize the way images are presented based on scripted rules.

-- 3D Stereo -- RV has advanced 3D stereo support built in. RV's stereo is resolution independent, like the rest of RV, so the left/right eyes can be different resolutions or image formats, and you can zoom, pan, adjust offset, flip/flop, and swap eyes.

Tippett Studio is currently using RV on CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE and will have RV integrated into the entire facility within three-to-six months. The facility is currently ramping up for VFX production on the sequel to TWILIGHT entitled NEW MOON.

Posted by dschnee at 6:19 AM

March 18, 2009

Drag Me To Hell SXSW Reviews

A whole slew of em' and the general consensus sounds good...

SXSW: Sam Raimi Shows Off Drag Me To Hell!
Universal brought Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell and blasted into the Paramount Theater unfinished; confident that no matter the format we’d all show up, love it, and then turn around and tell you how awesome it is. They were right. Here I am. It’s awesome. (cinemablend.com)
SXSW Snapshot: Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell”
Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell” feels like the director blowing off twenty years of steam. The slapstick/horror duality that he mastered with his brilliant “Evil Dead” movies, repeatedly and explicitly referenced in the new feature, marks a crowd-pleasing return to form.(indiewire.com)
SXSW Day Three: "Drag Me To Hell" (Work-in-progress)
Look, "Drag Me To Hell" is slight. It's not about anything. It's not trying to make a larger statement about the real world. This is just plain fun. It's a haunted house movie. It's a curse movie. It's a ridiculously fun movie, and in May, you'll be able to see it for yourself. (hitfix.com)
Harry begs, 'DRAG ME TO HELL again Mr Raimi... PLEASE! PLEASE!'

As we were leaving - People throughout the PARAMOUNT were exclaiming phrases like, "I've never screamed in terror at a movie in my life until tonight!" And these exclamations were legion. As the final moment of the film concluded - It was a sonic assault of cheers, screams, hoots & hollars and there was this swoop of wind as people leapt from their seats to signal approval of the highest degree. THIS WAS SAM RAIMI and we were all his bitches tonight(aintitcoolnews.com)
SXSW 09: Drag Me to Hell Review
All too often films get labelled with the phrase "rollercoaster ride," but that sums up Drag Me to Hell in a nutshell. It's a visceral assault on the senses and will have you gasping for breath as the laughs and scares mount. Raimi directs with the confidence and flair of a genre master, while his cast attacks the material with such gusto that it's impossible not to be swept away by the kinetic energy of it all. The result is the most fun I've had in a theatre this year, and an experience I can't wait to repeat when it hits screens this May. (movies.ign.com)
SXSW Review: Drag Me to Hell
Watching Drag Me to Hell felt like watching an old friend relax and stretch his muscles. Welcome back to the realm of horror, Mr. Raimi, and thanks for making a convulsively funny movie with chills and thrills, suffused with genuine affection for the genre.(cinematical.com)
SXSW Review: Sam Raimi's 'Drag Me To Hell'
Drag Me to Hell that Raimi still holds a lot of love for the horror genre. Better still, the man is still able to tap into the creepy, the nasty, the violent, and the unpleasant ... while always maintaining a wonderfully welcome tongue-in-cheek attitude.(fearnet.com)
SXSW: Early Reaction to Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell
I will confidently say that it's an experience unlike few other and vintage Raimi through-and-through. The camp, the scares, the art, the gross-outs - it's all there, and then some.(firstshowing.net.com)
SXSW Review: Drag Me To Hell
At the end of the day, Raimi has made a pretty good comedy, but a really shitty horror film.(filmschoolrejects.com)

Posted by dschnee at 8:38 AM

March 14, 2009

Where is Meyemind?

It's been busy these past few months, and the lack of updates show for it... I found some time to remedy this so there should be a few posts going up over the next couple of days that make up for the lost time.

I'm a Daddy now! we had a little Schneebie not that long ago, (our first) born on February 23rd, 2009. This is the main reason I haven't found the time to update the site, while at the same time busy finishing up on Drag Me To Hell and starting work on Cats and Dogs II(The Revenge of Kitty Galore?).

I'm finding that sleep is a distant relic of the past with our new little man, he does a great job keeping us up at night and drawing all our energy his way. While he sleeps, I should be sleeping, but I type... see also: knee deep in season 2 of The Wire (so awesome)

I've missed a slew of bits I usually post about, the VES Awards, Beverly Hills Chihuahua was released on DVD, what I'm working on, trailers and posters for shows I've worked on and related tid bits... the Filmography(imdb) section has been updated, the Comp Dept has been updated, but not all of the show pages are up yet (in progress) and I know, my Demo Reel section has greatly needed new material... in time, in time. :)

All is well, still working on silly movies with the occasional gem thrown in for good measure.

Posted by dschnee at 7:33 AM

March 12, 2009

Drag Me To Hell Trailer

Nice. This should be a fun ride! There are even a few Tippett shots in there... none of which I worked on though, they don't want to give it all away now do they?

Posted by dschnee at 7:03 AM

March 5, 2009

Wolverine Feature Trailer

So here it is, the second trailer which now features Tippett shots... some we hope to make it into the movie, others we know there is no way they will use let alone hold up... it is nice to see they used a couple of the Scott Summer's laser shots I did, there were the only ones out of a handful that finaled before the bull shit went down.

It's going to be very, very interesting to see how things turn out come May, until then ~enjoy!

Posted by dschnee at 7:15 AM

March 3, 2009

Beverly Hills Chihuahua DVD Released!

Can you imagine I still haven't seen this one? In fact, the DVD is still sitting below my TV patiently waiting for me to crack it open, pop it in, and endure the adventure that awaits... (It's March 14th) heh.

There is one shot in particular I'm looking forward to watching, and that's this shot I did as a 'joke' daily. (a version or take sometimes we do just for shits and giggles) So we sent it off to the client along with a shipment, and they liked it so much they decided to use it in the movie?!? There are 2 dogs swimming to shore in a water/river bed scene, and instead of the one little doggy paddling it's way to shore, I had her get caught in the current and sucked down a water fall... and they used it, hah.

You know you want to pick up Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Widescreen Edition) | Beverly Hills Chihuahua [Blu-ray]

Posted by dschnee at 8:14 AM

March 2, 2009

Drag Me To Hell to screen at SXSW

South by Southwest has added Sam Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" as a work in progress...

Raimi will introduce "Drag Me to Hell" at a midnight screening on March 15. The Universal horror project stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long in a story of young woman's desperate quest to break an evil curse.

The SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs March 13-21 in Austin, Texas. It will open with a screening of "I Love You, Man," directed by John Hamburg and starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Rashida Jones.


Posted by dschnee at 12:16 PM