Featured Sessions: How Weta Digital Created Junior for Gemini Man
Event TypeFeatured Sessions
TimeTuesday, 19 November 201916:15 - 17:30
LocationGreat Hall 1&2
DescriptionIn Ang Lee's action-thriller Gemini Man, Will Smith's character Henry faces off against Junior-a younger clone of himself. Weta Digital VFX Supervisor Guy Williams presents how they created Junior as a completely digital character.
Creating a digital human has often been described as the 'holy grail' of visual effects. For Gemini Man, there was an interesting twist because at 23, Will Smith was already a very recognizable figure. Guy will share the extensive anatomical and physiological research Weta conducted to prepare for the creation of Junior, down to the movement of individual pores. All of this was to ensure they captured the youthfulness not just the likeness, of a 23-year-old Will Smith, Guy will talk about how this project pushed them to advance their character pipeline, to help artists reveal Junior in astonishing detail at 120 frames-per-second in 4K stereo.
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