Australia

From April 2007 until October 2008, a large team of us at Animal Logic worked on the visual effects for a number of sequences in Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia.

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I spent about three weeks in north Queensland, two weeks in the Northern Territory, and then two or three months on and off in Sydney, running around taking photographs of the sets & props, helping to record measurements, and anything else necessary for creating the digital set extensions of 1940’s Darwin.

Besides the landscape and sets, I also took a lot of photos of the extras hired to play the soldiers and townsfolk of Darwin. Playing an extra in a film is mostly about waiting, punctuated with short bursts of activity when you are required for a shot, so I found it fascinating to watch how people spent their time when they weren’t required for filming.

Bowen.

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Darwin.

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Fox Studios, Sydney.

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An outdoor night shoot at Fox Studios, Sydney.

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7 comments

  1. Dan

    Lovely photos. Looks like a pretty amazing experience to be a part of.

    I still haven’t seen the film but these shots make me want to. I want to see what those fake desert shots look like. And the white cows.

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