How Matte Paintings were utilized in Robert Zemeckis’ film ‘The Walk’

Here is a great article about the vfx work in ‘The Walk’ wherein Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie of Atomic Fiction explains how it was all done. I am also very excited to see some of my work showcased in this article as well. Having been there in the beginning at ImageMovers Digital while it was being visualized in the early concept art stages and then to be called back to work on it years later by Kevin during the final stages of visual effects production was a very special opportunity for me to be involved in this movie which has been called a love letter to the twin towers.

Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) takes a quick break in 'The Walk'

Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) takes a quick break in ‘The Walk’

Step-by-step: a walkthrough of The Walk

Walking The Walk in Virtual Reality

Walking The Walk

Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) prepares to take his first step out on the wire in Robert Zemeckis’ thriller, The Walk.

I was most delighted to find that my work on Robert Zemeckis’ film The Walk will be available in IMAX as well as in VR. I have not yet seen it, but have only heard that it is quite dizzying. If you are afraid of heights, proceed with caution.. or at least bring along a brown paper bag just in case.

The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is the story of French high-wire artiste, Philippe Petit.