0:00 – It begins with what looks like a stop-motion puppet show, but this was just a gag to kick off the reel – not something they used as a starting point for a sequence in the movie. “It’s just a funny bookend on the whole thing,” says White. The video was created for various presentations, including awards submissions and for demonstration at SIGGRAPH.
“It’s something we originally created to show people the behind-the-scenes stuff,” White says. “It’s helpful for people to see more detail as far as how the effects are put together. And we try to go a little beyond just the layers building up and really fly through it, or zoom in to show the specific details.”