Oblivion: VFX marginalized

Just finished viewing a featurette about the innovative technology used in the filming of the “Sky Tower” set piece for Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion. The full text of the article and video is available here:


While the video does indeed showcase some impressive techniques used to create realistic front projections surrounding a set, and provides very realistic lighting on the actors, there is one glaring omission.

Not ONCE is visual effects supervisor Eric Barba mentioned, nor is the work of Digital Domain. The video applauds the creation of one of the first “in-camera visual effects” with not so much as a cursory nod to the people who are involved with conceptualizing and creating them.