What to expect from Disney’s new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ ride

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride opening May 27 at Disney California Adventure will replace the venerable Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as the anchor of a new Marvel themed land.

The 2004 Tower of Terror indoor elevator drop ride will be re-skinned with a back story loosely based on the original 2014 movie and the upcoming sequel, which feature a mismatched team of intergalactic misfits who band together to save the universe.

Mission: Breakout, as the new Guardians ride will be known, will take visitors on a comical and thrilling ride with new visual effects and music from the film’s soundtrack, according to Disney.

Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, who is supervising the makeover, has spoken extensively about the Guardians overlay to numerous publications and in prepared statements and videos.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-tr-guardians-galaxy-disney-ride-20170328-story.html

VFX jobs and what they do

I found this handy breakdown of what the different artist do for Visual effects.

Previsualization In a nutshell, you can think of “previs” as 3D animatics, or a 3D animated version of the storyboards. Although you’ll need experience in 3D software, you’ll really need to be able to deliver the director’s vision for the film into your sequences. To do this, you’ll essentially need to be a generalist that can do everything from modeling to rendering, along with video editing and some compositing skills in After Effects. Instead of trying to get everything polished, though, you’ll be foc

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