The official Quantum of Solace blog has been updated today with another crew member from the 22nd James Bond 007 film: visual effects designer Kevin Tod Haug.
‘I’m the visual effects designer on Quantum of Solace‘, says Haug, who has worked on several of director Marc Forster’s previous films. ‘Visual effects are kind of the glue department. Everything that becomes impossible becomes our problem.’
He continues: ‘The goal I think is to do as much of it in camera as you can and yet get the most exciting shots. We had to falls that are supposed to be 50-foot falls and yet their’s only 25 feet to fall,’ referring to the shot between Bond and Henry Mitchell from the film’s trailer.
‘It’s still a monster shot. It’s falling from the top of the set. You see Siena in the background, and then they fall through the glass, but the glass is all real. The hit and everything else about it is CG. Then they fall onto a real set with the CG set behind it and all these hand-offs as you go “they really did that stunt, it just didn’t happen there”.’
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