FX Guide Behind The Scenes Looks At Into Darkness And ILM

Fxguide visited Industrial Light & Magic, the film’s lead vendor, to interview Guyett and other members of the Trek effects crew. We spoke also to Pixomondo and Atomic Fiction about their contributions to this newest Bad Robot production. Here’s a look at just some of the main sequences the visual effects teams worked on.

Visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett describes his overall approach to the effects in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness as “we want to make people feel like they’re really there.” It’s an approach Guyett, who also supervised Abrams’ first Star Trek, had adopted straight from the director. “He likes things to feel kind of tactile and believable in a fundamental way. If you look at the kind of choices we have made, we tended to err on what I would call the practical side of things. It’s not a concept art version of San Francisco or a city, it’s a working version.”

Here is a list of subjects that is included in the article:

STID-Red ForestPlanet Nibiru

  • The red forest
  • Spock in the volcano

Starfleet headquarters attack


  • The chase
  • Ground battle

Ships in space

The swirling Enterprise

Ships on earth

Garbage barge fight

Final frontier

Click here to read the article Star Trek: Into Darkness: VFX makes it so

Click here to watch the interview:  Star Trek: Into Darkness at ILM

Click here to listen to the podcast: Star Trek: Into Darkness – ILM’s comp pipeline

Original source FX Guide

Marc Stamper

Author: Marc Stamper

Trek geek extrordinaire and the TrekMate tech wizard. Always liked Trek but when TNG started here in the UK I fell in love and have not looked back since. Podcaster since January 2012

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