Proof Inc. Provides Pre-vis, Post-vis, Final Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Services for Universal Pictures’ ‘Riddick’
Proof Inc., a leading visualization houses, provided Pre-visualization and Post-visualization services, as well as final Visual Effects and some Motion Graphics imagery, for Universal Pictures Riddick. Currently in theaters, the film opened at number 1 on weekend of September 6.
Spearheaded by Proof’s VFX Supervisor Raul Moreno, Proof provided the Pre-vis for 10 shots presented in Riddick, including several scenes depicting spaceships. Proof also provided several Post-vis shots in which 3D models of these spaceships were matched up against original plates. In addition, Proof was involved with the look development of a number of shots, including those in which some of the film’s characters interact with a 3D map, as well as with a machete weapon. Proof also provided some finished 3D motion graphics sequences featured in the film.
Working closely with director David Twohy, Moreno and Proof also finished 30 VFX shots for the film. Proof began working with the plates, and moved on to 3D tracking, modeling, texturing & lighting, 2D tracking & integration, camera match moves, and ultimately to final compositing & rendering.
Gunnar Hansen, VFX supervisor on Riddick, said, “Proof’s work on the visual effects for this film really helped editorial tell the story. These shots were editorially sensitive, depicted several important moments within the storyline, and allowed our director David Twohy to provide Proof with quick feedback. The quality of Proof’s finished VFX shots was so good, in fact, that a number of them even appeared in the film’s trailer. Working with Proof on Riddick was an excellent experience. They really stepped up to the plate, and did a truly great job.”
About Proof Inc.:
Founded in 2002 in Los Angeles by Ron Frankel, Proof Inc. is one Hollywood’s leading providers of high-quality visualization services for the feature film and live entertainment industries. In addition to Riddick, the company’s other recent projects have included Fast & Furious 6; Man of Steel; The Hangover, Part 3; 42; Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters; The Amazing Spider-Man; and The Hunger Games.
Upcoming projects include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Fast & Furious 7.