Conference The State of VFX VFX for Features
ON SITE König-Karl-Halle Tuesday, April 25, 11:15

SLUMBERLAND: Building Dreams

A young girl, Nemo, discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of a larger-than-life outlaw called Flip, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again.

Scanline’s VFX Supervisor, Sue Rowe, will talk through some of our main sequences, including the inspirations used to bring the glass city to life alongside the FX and rendering challenges encountered as a garbage truck smashes through all that glass! Sue will also delve into animating Nero’s beloved Pig toy and designing the ink patterns for that large underwater squid! 

Sue Rowe, Visual Effects Supervisor, Scanline VFX

Sue Rowe has over 25 years’ experience in the visual effects industry with over 30 credits to her name. In September 2019, Sue joined Scanline as Additional Visual Effects Supervisor to work on Marvel’s Eternals. She recently finished supervising Scanline's work on the Netflix family film, Slumberland, before moving onto her current project, Meg 2: The Trench.   Sue began her career in 1994, as an animator at Cinesite in London. Her first role as a Visual Effects Supervisor was in 1998, and since then, she has worked as both an overall Visual Effects Supervisor and facility Visual Effects Supervisor. Sue enjoys being on a film set and has supervised main and second units independently. She is well versed in previs and tech vis and specializes in creature effects.   Sue has worked on a wide range of films including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Golden Compass, which won the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects in 2008. Sue moved client side for Disney’s John Carter in 2012, then to Twentieth Century Fox in 2014, for The Maze Runner. Other credits include Warner Bros.’ The Meg and Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.   Sue was nominated for both an Annie and Saturn Award in 2013, for her work on John Carter, as well as an Emmy® for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in 2009, for her work on Into The Storm.   Sue is an active member of the visual effects community and is currently co-chair of the Vancouver Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES). In 2018, she was invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 2007. Sue has a Bachelors’ Degree in Animation and a Masters’ Degree in Computer Animation from the NCCA in Bournemouth, UK.