Until mid November 2020 visitors can follow an albino alligator through its journey around Paris, taking a look at the city’s French colonial heritage as well as its striking post-modern architecture. Our DNEG Greenlight trainees and supervision team were responsible for creating, animating and integrating the alligator.
“I am so happy and proud that we are finally able to present the film ‘Tropic Telecom’, a collaboration with the DNEG Greenlight Program.” says Nico Joana Weber “I would like to take to the opportunity to thank all the Greenlight graduates for helping to realise this wonderful project. It has been a truly amazing experience to work with such ambitious and highly motivated young people!”
“It is exciting to see what the graduates have accomplished with Nico and DNEG’s supervision team: Tropic Telecom is a beautiful and thought-provoking artwork. I’m very proud of the graduates, and the high standard of work they’ve achieved to help realise Nico’s vision, and re-create an albino alligator for the piece,” says Theo Facey, DNEG’s Global Head of Creature, “The final work demonstrates how effective DNEG’s Greenlight Program is to prepare the next generation of artists for a career in VFX.”
Running since 2017, DNEG’s Greenlight program is designed to offer the next generation of VFX artists the support and expertise they need to fully realise their potential. Over a few months, Greenlight delivers intensive dedicated training, live production experience and mentoring to equip VFX post graduates.
Installation view – Nico Joana Weber, Tropic Telecom, Kunstmuseum Bonn © DACS/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; photos: David Ertl
Film stills – Nico Joana Weber, Tropic Telecom (2020) © DACS/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020