jurassic world 2 | splinter unit
Splinter Unit, VFX Unit DP, C-Camera Main Unit Operator
Director: J. A. Bayona
Main Unit DP: Oscar Faura
Producers: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley
ILM VFX Supervisor David Vickery
ALEXA 65, Panavision Sphero 65 lenses
The Splinter unit role on this film was split between Main unit, 2nd unit and Vfx. All of the setups we shot required a high degree of analytical lighting and camera breakdown plots. For example, shooting a reflection of actor Toby Jones looking at a computer screen from a moving camera. This required us to plot the reverse move and match performance on green screen. Also on green screen, we shot genuine lens flares from the Panavision Sphero 65 lenses for ILM to composite over convolutions of objects (dinosaurs) when they moved past bright highlights. Other setups included, opening sequence helicopter process work, Maisie corridor dumb waiter running scene, many other Vfx elements. I took extensive notes from the main units lighting setups so as to make replication simpler when required.