VFS Grads Put Pixels to Pixels

By VFS Web Team, on July 22, 2015

Did you know that the movie Pixelsopening this Friday and starring Adam Sandler, was actually inspired by a short film by the same name? Take a look at the incredible video below and see why:

The film's premise, about a team of video game experts who are called upon to save the world when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, sounds undoubtedly playful. Besides, who can resist an angry Donkey Kong (he never really looks that angry...) throwing barrels down at real-life New York City? 

It takes a lot of work to bring these characters into live-action, so we want to congratulate the Vancouver Film School grads who worked on the film from Digital Character Animation, Foundation Visual Art + Design, and 3D Animation + Visual Effects, including: 

Anna Cardillo (Animator)
Rommel Shamoun (Compositor)
Samson Wong (Environment Artist)
Ben Shupe (Previsualization Artist)
Jordan Catracchia (Senior Production Services Technician)
Tim Chou (Stereoscopic Supervisor)
Michael AC Miller (Modeler)
Sami Oms (Lead Compositor) 
Katie Williams (Roto/Paint Artist)
Nathan Budarick (Rigger)
Jaeyoung Jang (Rotomation Artist/3D Generalist)
Jorge Gonzalez de Cossio (3D Modeler)
Anna Tonrungroj (Digital Compositor)
Brandon Huang (Digital Character Animator)
Oliver Seemann (Digital Mattepainter) 
Jan Hektor (3D Vfx Artist)

You are all amazing!