Pixels

Aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games from Earth as a declaration of war

Credits

Director

Chris Columbus

Based on

Pixels by Patrick Jean

Producers

Michael Barnathan, Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Allen Covert

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, 1492 Pictures, China Film Group, LStar Capital

Studio

Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

Overall Stereo Supervisor

Marcus Alexander

Stereo Supervisor

Ben Murray

Stereo Producer

Chad Cortvriendt

Release Date

24th July 2015

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Stereo

One of the key scenes in the movie was the Pac-Man chase scene, which sees an oversized Pac-Man chasing our heroes around a city in minis (which represent the ghosts in the original game).

The stereo team created head geometry for the main characters from cyber scans of the actors and tracked it in to ensure consistency and accuracy of the facial sculpting. The team received and broke out element packages from the VFX vendors to ensure that the amazing VFX work looked as good as possible in stereo.

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