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ON SITE Raum Ulm Wednesday, April 24, 11:15

Compositing breakdown: Naval battles and street riots for Ridley Scott's Napoleon

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Go behind the battle lines of Toulon and Paris in Ridley Scott’s Napoleon with BlueBolt VFX Supervisor & Creative Director Henry Badgett. Join the session for a compositing breakdown of iconic scenes from the film where you’ll learn how the studio approached large sequences, built complex assets, constructed CG crowds, and more. As well as delving into the studio’s workflow and creative approaches, Henry will break down a specific shot from the film, explaining how he used Nuke to achieve the final result.

Henry Badgett, VFX Supervisor & Creative Director, BlueBolt

Henry Badgett is an award-winning VFX Supervisor with credits spanning major feature films and episodic productions including Ridley Scott’s Napoleon; Mission Impossible: Dead  Reckoning Part One (Paramount) and The Great (MRC/Hulu). Henry is also a Partner of BlueBolt and is responsible for leading the studio’s creative vision as co-Creative Director.   Henry has been a core member of BlueBolt since its inception, when he joined as 2D Supervisor, leading the team to win a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Great Expectations and was part of the crew that won two VES Awards for Games of Thrones. Since then, he has overseen numerous high-profile projects from two seasons of Peaky Blinders; War and  Peace (BBC); Snow White & The Huntsman and Skyfall through to Becoming ElizabethSuspicion (Apple TV+) and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One. Henry was appointed Creative Director and joined the BlueBolt Board of Directors as a co-owner in 2023 and was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for special visual effects for Ridley Scott’s Napoleon.   Henry’s career includes an eight-year stint as 2D Lead and compositor at MPC where he worked on feature films including three of the Harry Potter films; X-Men: The Last Stand and AVP: Alien vs. Predator; The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Sunshine.   Henry took his first steps in VFX at The Mill in the early 2000’s where his credits include Black Hawk Down. Henry began his career as a photographer, having studied Architecture at Manchester University.

Ale Esquerro, Product Manager - Nuke Timeline, Foundry

Ale Esquerro, with over two decades of experience in the film industry, currently serves as the Product Manager for Nuke Timeline. With most of her experience in post-production, she's dedicated to developing tools that elevate VFX workflows and helping users achieve their objectives swiftly and efficiently.