New IMAX Film ‘The Walk’ Features Platt Alumni VFX Talent
This weekend the latest IMAX film from Robert Zemeckis will be released called ‘The Walk.’ The film has already earned $240,000 in its first day of limited release and currently has an 87% “fresh” rating on the review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Here at Platt College San Diego we understand the time, effort and talent needed to bring amazing blockbusters like this to life. Which is why we were thrilled to discover that 3 of our alumni who work at VFX studio Legend3D worked on the film and had their names acknowledged in the film’s end credits.
Platt College alumni Felix Honda, Adiel Galvan and Keith Kolod are all graduates from our 3D Animation Bachelor’s program who worked on the film. Felix Honda who worked as a Stereo Artist on the film, graduated more recently from the program but has been working for Legend3D over 2 years now.
“Simply put, working on ‘The Walk’ was both challenging and exciting! I still can’t believe that I was one of the few stereo artists who were acknowledged by having their name in the credits! There are many talented individuals that put a great deal of effort and hard work into this industry. Unfortunately not everyone gets recognized by having their name in the credits.
‘The Walk’ was the first film that I had the opportunity to work on in which the entirety of the depth was converted in house. Being able to work with the best people in the industry has inspired me to further improve my techniques so that one day I may produce work as fast and efficient as some of the leads and senior artists. I am proud to say that I got to be a part of something that is both beautiful and breathtaking. If you have the time, I highly recommend seeing ‘The Walk’ in theaters. But for the full 3D experience, IMAX is a must!” – Felix Honda, Junior Depth Artist at Legend3D
This is definitely not the first time several of our talented alumni have worked on blockbuster films like this, but we want to celebrate their success as often as we can. Join us in congratulating these amazing visual effects artists and be sure to check out ‘The Walk’ at a local IMAX near you!