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LUMA PICTURES DELIVERS INVISIBLE VFX FOR ?FIRST SNOW(April 03, 2007)
FIRST SNOW, from El Camino Pictures and first-time director Mark Fergus, is the story of Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce) whose world begins to unravel after he visits a fortune teller and learns his days are numbered. The films plot centers on a series of unstoppable events that occur after the first snow of the season. When we were first contacted about the project, we were immediately interested having worked on another Bob Yari project, the Academy award winning CRASH. After reading the story and seeing some of the work of the director, Mark Fergus, we were definitely looking forward to participating in this drama
Lumas primary role for the film was to add snow to scenes where there was none. Artists accomplished that through digital matte paintings of a snow covered New Mexican desert and by adding blowing snow to some of the scenes in order to complement the story. ?Creating snow effects that slip into the film unnoticed requires a bit of artistic skill because the nuances are often very subtle, noted Chris Sage Luma Pictures texture and environment supervisor.
?We have a lot of experience in turning fall and spring into winter, having created 3D matte paintings and blowing snow for such films as THE HUMAN STAIN,
Luma Pictures is a leading provider of visual effects services to
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