Thursday, 17 February 2011 14:56
Gulliver’s Travels, the movie, is a humorous adaptation of a popular classic by the same name, written by Jonathan Swift. The story revolves around a character played by Jack Black, who lands up in a strange place called Lilliput, inhabited by tiny people. The plot, which revolves around how he ends up even fighting a war in that strange land, made use of stunning visual effects and technology to highlight the stupendous difference in physical structure between the Lilliputians and Gulliver.
The movie produced by Twentieth Century Fox and directed by Rob Letterman needed the skills of quite a few digital studios including India-based GEON and Tata Elxsi, Pixel Playground, Method Studios, Hydraulx, Scanline VFX and Weta Digital. The unbelievable disparity between the size of Gulliver and the inhabitants of Lilliput is the theme that needed a major portion of the efforts.
GEON, which was involved in around 150 shots from the movie, has been applauded for exemplary compositing by the overall VFX supervisor of the movie. Ellen Somers had special praise for India based GEON, applauding the Indian digital effects giant for its excellent work in compositing, saying that it would be one of the names to watch out for in the near future. GEON Studios had started working on it towards the end of April 2010, delivering on various sequences in phases.