LOS ANGELES, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today
by Sony Pictures Imageworks.
WHAT: Sony Pictures Imageworks Presents ...
Spider-Man(R)3: Triple Threat
WHERE: Comic-Con 2007
San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Thursday, July 26th at 5:15 pm
WHO: The creative core of the Spider-Man 3 VFX team, Academy(R)
Award-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Stokdyk,
Digital Effects Supervisors Ken Hahn and Peter Nofz, and Animation
Supervisor Spencer Cook will reveal the most challenging technical
achievements that arose while creating the triple threat of the
movie's three dangerous villains -- New Goblin, Venom and Sandman.
For the first time, Imageworks created fully articulated, CG
characters entirely composed of dynamically generated particles
and fluids. These digital characters, which embodied key-framed
performance animation, interacted both with each other and with
live action characters in real and synthetic environments
throughout the film. Stokdyk, Nofz, Hahn and Cook, who have all
worked on the entire Spider-Man trilogy are coming to Comic-Con to
discuss the amazing imagery they created to bring these legendary
characters to life.
Scheduled to appear:
Scott Stokdyk, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Spider-Man 3
Stokdyk won the 2005 Academy Award(R) for Achievement in Visual
Effects for his work on Spider-Man 2, and was nominated for his
work on Spider-Man. Stokdyk's other projects include Contact,
Starship Troopers, Godzilla and Stuart Little. Stokdyk received
his first Oscar(R) nomination in 2000 as Digital Effects
Supervisor for Hollow Man.
Ken Hahn, Digital Effects Supervisor, Spider-Man 3
Hahn served as digital effects supervisor on the Nicolas Cage film
Ghost Rider early this year, as well as senior CG supervisor on
both Academy Award winning Spider-Man(TM) 2 and the Academy
Award(R)-nominated Spider-Man. Hahn's other projects include
Academy Award nominated Hollow Man, Starship Troopers and Stuart
Little, as well as Godzilla.
Peter Nofz, Digital Effects Supervisor, Spider-Man 3
Nofz worked as Technical Director on Stuart Little and Hollow Man,
both of which garnered Academy Award(R) nominations for Best
Visual Effects. Nofz was a CG Supervisor on the Academy Award
winning film Spider-Man 2 as well as the Academy Award nominated
Spencer Cook, Animation Supervisor, Spider-Man(R) 3
Cook's other credits include animation supervisor on The Matrix
Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, character animator on the
Academy Award(R) winning film Spider-Man(R) 2, and lead character
animator on the Academy Award(R) nominated films Spider-Man(R) and
NOTE: Please join Scott, Peter, Ken and Spencer in the Imageworks Booth
(#4419) on Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm for a special book sale and signing
session of The Spider-Man Chronicles: The Art and Making of Spider-Man 3.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Imageworks