Look Effects’ Work ‘Lives Forever’ in The Fountain

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HollywoodÂ?s premier VFX firm employs minimal CG for maximum results in highly-anticipated Darren Aronofsky film.

Look Effects, the Hollywood-based visual effects company whose credits include the features Next, The Blood Diamond, The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Producers, Little Miss Sunshine, Rocky Balboa, Superman II and Fur announced today that it has successfully completed work on the forthcoming Warner Bros. picture, The Fountain, by acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky. The film, which takes place over the span of one thousand years, is slated for theatrical release in November of 2006 and stars Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman.

Look Effects (http://www.lookfx.com), renowned for its visual effects work in feature film, television and commercial productions, was brought aboard the project in its early stages

to help Aronofsky define parameters for achieving his artistic vision without the overuse of computer graphics, a particular dislike of the director. As part of the initial design team, Look Effects conducted extensive research and development in to the most effective means for toning down the use of CG through the creation of practical, yet stunning visual effects.

Look completed nearly 87 shots on the film including major set extensions with huge vista shots of Mayan countries, digital matte paintings, image enhancements, face replacement

and blemish removals, and animated reveals of certain key elements in the film such as bringing an inanimate tree to life as a central character in the film.

“Darren was quite clear on what he wanted and his intent to greatly minimize the use of computer graphics,” said Henrik Fett who served as a Visual Effects Supervisor on The Fountain. “Look Effects was thrilled to offer Darren a number of options to successfully achieve his vision without the proliferation of CG. I think the results are outstanding.”

About Look Effects

Look Effects is a leading provider of digital effects solutions for feature film, entertainment television and commercial projects with its services including digital effects design, supervision and production, 3D animation, including full 3D character animation and compositing services. Its team of diversely talented artists, designers and producers has pioneered a flexible production model that enables them to achieve stunning results to efficiently realize creative visions. Credits for this team of world class professionals include television projects such as Malcolm in the Middle, Bones, Criminal Minds and CSI: NY and features including Next, The Blood Diamond, The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Producers, Little Miss Sunshine, Rocky Balboa, Superman II, Fur, The Life Aquatic, The Passion of the Christ, Into the Blue, Scooby Doo 2, Frida, Havoc, The Fountain, Stick It and Southland Tales. Look Effects is available on the Web at http://www.lookfx.com.

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