Christopher Nichols Showcases His Work on a 2013 Visual Effects (VFX) Reel

I was recently watching the movie Oblivion and wondering what scenes in the movie might be entirely 3D-based. Fortunately, UPT friend and short-film director Daniel Thron shared Christopher Nichols‘ 2013 VFX demo reel.

The reel contains scenes from TRON: Legacy,  The Girl with a Dragon as Tattoo, and Oblivion in addition to a few others. Particularly interesting to me was the deconstruction of the Oblivion scenes. The reel is a fun behind-the-scenes insight into the movie magic some visual effects artists have the privilege to create.

Christopher includes the following credits on the reel:

TRON: Legacy (2010) – Lighting Lead
The Girl with a Dragon as Tattoo (2011) – Lighting Supervisor
Oblivion (2013) – Lighting Supervisor
I Robot (2004) – Lighting Lead
Real Steel (2011) – Lookdev and Lighting
21 (2008) – Computer Graphics Visual Effects Supervisor
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – Modeling
Stealth (2005) – Lighting
Special thanks to my teams for allowing me to share our great work.

Dennis "Fox" Bonilla has been a user experience designer, software developer, and digital strategist. Dennis is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Baltu Technologies. Dennis created Unified Pop Theory with his friends in attempt to bookmark and comment on novel intersections of technology, science, and the arts. Dennis is a trend finder and idea maker who is inspired by individuals that believe the world can be changed one great project at a time. Dennis can be reached on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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