March 18, 2016
By Maisie Loh
LONDON, UK —Deadpool is already one of 2016’s biggest box office hits. This darkly comic and graphic take on the superhero movie was finished by Tim Stipan on Baselight at Deluxe’s EFILM in Hollywood.
“Working on such a complex, effects-heavy project often requires various external matte sequences in addition to multiple image tracks. Multiply that by the large number of VFX vendors, and it meant we had a lot of different layers and mattes,” said colourist Tim Stipan.
While the effects were vital to the story, Deadpool is a live action movie and a key part of Stipan’s job was to work with DoP Ken Seng to design the overall look. The two are actually friends from college days, when they both studied cinematography and they have since worked together on Disconnect (2012) and The Family Fang (2015).