How big is your worm?

Worms Sometimes, I reflect on what I do, and I really have to pinch myself. Most people have real jobs!

Sure, what I do means I live in a famine and hope for a feast, but every day is different. And today, I was presented with the very serious question of ‘how big should the worm dug up by young Bill in Gone Fishing actually be?’ VFX artist, Russ Wharton spent the weekend rotoscoping the shot, and then expanding the worm at increments of 25%.

So now I have to choose. 125%? 150% or 200% worm increase! Before we did the effect, I thought it would be 150% increase, but now I see it, I am plumbing for 200% enlargement. No digital worm here, the same worm just cut out and blown up to twice its size and then dropped on top of the old 100% sized worm and thus covering it. Cunning.

Well done Russ for this exceptional work. I can’t wait to see the finished version.

Onward and upward!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

Comments are closed.
tumblr statistics