Saturday, 27 November 2010
Gareth Edwards' 'Factory Farmed' won the 2008 SCI-FI-LONDON's 48 hour film making challenge.
Gareth Edwards is a director / VFX artist currently making waves with his new film Monsters. He has an extremely integrated approach to directing and VFX, previsualizing how he can use effects to solve the production problems of working with a tiny crew and small budget. Edwards better tells the story by adding elements from subtle signage to giant monsters and adds production value by recontextualizing 'run and gun' location footage and multiplying background actors.
This multidisciplinary approach must come at the risk of neglecting some production challenges in favour of others, however Edwards seems to be able to tackle each creative and technical objective from a storytelling perspective. This approach avoids the problem, common in less well integrated VFX movies, of including effects which distract from the story rather than help telling it.
Listen to Gareth Edwards' fxguide interview with John Montgomery here.
Watch his fxguidetv interview with Mike Seymour here.