THE VISUAL EFFECTS OF WONDER WOMAN
with Zoe Cranley & Brian Connor, Double Negative
July 12, 2017
The box office has made its ruling, and the verdict is clear. You can’t keep a wonderful woman down. Not only is Wonder Woman breaking box office records, but it’s a runaway success with moviegoers and critics alike. Yes, that “Amazing Amazon,” the “Spirit of Truth,” the “Goddess of Love and War,” our beloved Wonder Woman is lassoing the affections of audiences worldwide.
But Wonder Woman has broken ground in more ways than fans realize. With supervisor roles in the VFX industry dominated by men, Wonder Woman truly is a symbol of female power. The first big female-led superhero movie in years, and the first helmed by a female director, Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman is inspiring our perceptions of womanhood and power. As well, it has allowed the wonderful women of VFX to showcase their skills with the very personification of women’s empowerment.
Please join us as CG Supervisor Zoe Cranley and 2D Supervisor Brian Connor discuss the creative and technical challenges behind Double Negative’s work on Wonder Woman.
Wednesday - July 12, 7:30 PM
THE VISUAL EFFECTS OF WONDER WOMAN
moderator: Sue Rowe with Brian Connor & Zoe Cranley
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (@ Davie & Pacific)
CG Supervisor Zoe Cranley and 2D Supervisor Brian Connor discuss the creative and technical challenges behind Double Negative’s CG and 2D work on Wonder Woman.
2D Supervisor // Double Negative
Brian Connor is Compositing Supervisor at Double Negative Vancouver. Brian has over 20 years experience working in the VFX industry on films including Pearl Harbor, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Van Helsing, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Iron Man, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Brian joined Double Negative in 2015 as Compositor on Insurgent. His first role as Compositing Supervisor was for 2013’s Ender’s Game and he has subsequently gone on to work as Compositing Supervisor on the likes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Huntsman: Winter’s War. Brian has recently completed work as Compositing Supervisor on Wonder Woman.
VFX Supervisor // Sony Pictures Imageworks
Sue Rowe joined Sony’s Vancouver team as one of the industries most experienced VFX supervisors with almost 20 years in the industry, uniquely talented in traditional animation, 3D animation and compositing. Her latest project was the eagerly anticipated Independence Day: Resurgence (Fox).
Sue’s wealth of knowledge as an on set supervisor has proved invaluable during many productions such as The Maze Runner (Fox), John Carter (Disney) and Golden Compass (New Line), Sue’s experience spans previz through shoot supervision (including prep for Motion-Control, HDRI photography) right through to the end product, supervising a huge team of artists in-house to complete your VFX Movie.
She is an asset as an overall supervisor and will join your creative team with ease alongside Production Supervisors and Directors.
One of Sue’s most noteworthy projects is The Golden Compass which was awarded the VFX Academy Award in 2008 along with a BAFTA that same year. Later that year, Sue was recognized for her outstanding achievements and was awarded the Panalux Craft Award at the annual Women in Film and Television Awards. Sue’s made the long list for the Oscars for the visually acclaimed John Carter in 2012. Prior to that in 2009, Sue was nominated for an Emmy for the TV film Into the Storm.
Sue had a bust 2016 completing 200 shots for Warner on The Legend of Tarzan and 300 shots for Fox on Independence Day: Resurgence.
“I love a technical challenge and to travel, VFX combines both these passions so I am really looking forward to my next project with Sony and look forward to bringing my creative talents to your film.”
Head of Build // Double Negative
(Wonder Woman, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Godzilla, Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Zoe Cranley joined Dneg as a Render Wrangler in 2005. Originally based in London, she progressed through roles as Matchmove Artist, Generalist TD, Lighting TD, Lighting Lead and CG Sequence Supervisor working on the likes of Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, and John Carter. In early 2012 Zoe moved over to Dneg Singapore, originally as CG Sequence Supervisor before moving on to become CG Supervisor on the likes of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Muppets Most Wanted, and Godzilla.
In 2015, Zoe took on the challenge of heading to British Columbia to help set up Dneg Vancouver. She worked as CG Supervisor on Alice Through the Looking Glass, and has recently completed work on Wonder Woman.
Since March 2017, Zoe has taken on the ‘Head of Build Department’ role.
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