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Yellow Brick Road

#29 – The tools of the trade

The VFX industry of today is very much a digital industry, but how did all that start? VFX Supervisor Filip Orrby and CG Supervisor Joakim Olsson takes us for a walk down Yellow Brick Road in search of the origins of the softwares we use today. How did the pioneers create the early digital effects in the late 1900s, what softwares did they use and which films were the milestones in this evolution?

Links to some of the effects we talk about in this episode:
”Vertigo” (1958) – opening titles by Saul Bass
Rendering of a planned highway by The Swedish Royal Institute of Technology(1961)
”Futureworld” (1976) – shot with the first digital hand in a film
”Westworld” (1973) – sequence with Yul Brunner’s vision
”Looker” (1981) – the scanning sequence
”Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan” (1982) – The Genesis sequence
”Where The Wild Things Are” (1983) – short film
”Young Sherlock Holmes” (1985) – the first CG character
”Terminator 2” (1991) – compilation of some of the T-1000 shots
”Jurassic Park” (1993) – the classic Brachiosaurus sequence

Yellow Brick Road – team ep #29
Producer and host: Nils Lagergren
Editor: Tom Waldton
Mastering: Samuel Tyskling
Coordinator: Malin Tvedt
“Yellow Brick Road theme” by Peter Blomstrand
Podcast recorded at Mynewsdesk, Stockholm 

Published 4 years ago