© 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit: CIS Vancouver
In Angels & Demons, one of the hottest movies of 2009 starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor—CIS Vancouver used Particular to create natural media effects like sparks.
“We used Trapcode Particular on Angels & Demons to help create realistic 3D embers and falling ash. We were amazed at how quickly Particular could set up and render a shot, and then allow us to make changes almost in real-time. The embers had to have a specific look, and also animate as they fall. The combination of custom sprites and 3D turbulence fields allowed us to create realistic acting particles that cut seamlessly with practically shot elements. Particular was able to handle the large number of embers easily and quickly, even showing live depth of field as we worked.”
Mark Breakspear, Visual Effects Supervisor, CIS Vancouver
About CIS Vancouver
CIS Visual Effects Group is an award winning international visual effects entity with facilities in Hollywood and Vancouver. The company services high-end feature film, television, commercial and gaming clients in the global marketplace. CIS Hollywood, founded in 1984, is one of the industry's most respected visual effects facilities. In early 2008, the company expanded by acquiring Rainmaker Visual Effects, rebranding it CIS Vancouver. With its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated. CIS Visual Effects Group is a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
About Angels & Demons
Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present a Brian Grazer / John Calley production, Angels & Demons. The film stars Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by Ron Howard. Screenplay by David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. Based upon the novel by Dan Brown. Executive producers are Todd Hallowell and Dan Brown. Director of Photography is Salvatore Totino, ASC. Production Designer is Allan Cameron. Film Editors are Dan Hanley, A.C.E. and Mike Hill, A.C.E. Visual Effects Supervisor is Angus Bickerton. Costume Designer is Daniel Orlandi. Associate Producers are Kathleen McGill, Louisa Velis and William M. Connor. Music by Hans Zimmer. Music Supervision by Bob Badami.