First Look at Alice in Wonderland

Movies - 22 January 2010 4:00 PM | Updated 28 January 2010

First Look at  Alice in Wonderland

It won't be long before Tim Burton's much-anticipated take on Lewis Carroll's beloved classic Alice in Wonderland hits the big screens in Singapore.

In the lead-up to the film's 4 March release, inSing.com brings you a weekly series of sneak peeks at the film, including character progression images, movie stills, concept art and 'micropod' teaser clips.

Without further ado, welcome to the party!

 

The Mad Hatter (Watch the Mad Hatter micropod)

The March Hare

Mia Wasikowska as Alice was filmed almost entirely on a green screen soundstage. the markers on the wall behind her allow animators at Imageworks to later gauge depth and placement of her surroundings, as well as re-create camera movement in the computer-generated environment.

Animation creates the computer-generated environment of the overgrown garden where Alice first emerges into Underland.  She's two-feet-tall at this point in the story, so the plants and garden seem to dwarf her.

Texture and lighting is added to the final shot where the garden springs to life.  Foliage gently sways in the breeze, and behind Alice, the faces in the centre of the flowers signal that this is no ordinary English garden.

To create the talking flowers, first, a conceptual artist renders a sketch based on the script, illustrating the tone to help the director visualise shooting the scene.

Imageworks artists create computer-generated images of the flowers, and the surrounding environment.  In this step, elements are low resolution, but still contain all the necessary detail for animators to work on the scene.

The final high resolution shot with all the lighting and texturing brings the scene to life.  A painted sky and moving clouds adds realism.  The flowers wave their petals as if they were arms and hands.

To create the talking flowers, first, a conceptual artist renders a sketch based on the script, illustrating the tone to help the director visualise shooting the scene.

Imageworks artists create computer-generated images of the flowers, and the surrounding environment.  In this step, elements are low resolution, but still contain all the necessary detail for animators to work on the scene.

The final high resolution shot with all the lighting and texturing brings the scene to life.  A painted sky and moving clouds adds realism.  The flowers wave their petals as if they were arms and hands.

Click here for more movie stills from Alice in Wonderland.