VFX artists to explain secrets of Wonder Woman's visual success at Vancouver event

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      If you think about it, all the groundwork has been in place for years to make Wonder Woman the smashing success it's been.

      Take for instance the fact that there had not only been a comic book but also a TV series about Wonder Woman, thus ensuring widespread familiarity with the character beyond just comic fans. 

      What's more, Wonder Woman has been one of the last household superhero names to finally get a feature film made. Consider how many Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man (now on trilogy number three!) movies that we have already had (not to mention X-Men, the Avengers, and company). While there's obviously still interest in those characters, character fatigue is something that Wonder Woman didn't have to worry about.

      Of course, the work of director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot, and the rest of cast and crew were also part of the recipe for success. That includes the work that went into the dazzling look of the film.

      If you were dazzled what you saw on screen in Wonder Woman, Spark Computer Graphics Society is presenting an evening in which the visual effects in the box-office smash will be discussed and explained.

      Computer-graphics supervisor Zoe Cranley and 2D supervisor Brian Connor from Double Negative (which has facilities in London, Mumbai, and Vancouver) will talk about the creative and technical challenges they dealt with in bringing the story to the big screen.

      It'll be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (July 12) at the Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online until midnight today. Remaining tickets will be available at the door (cash or credit only, no debit at the door).