Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by the ruthless Colonel. Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and resolves to avenge his family, pitting him against the Colonel in an epic battle that will determine the fate of humans, apes, and the planet.
The team working under senior VFX supervisor Joe Letteri and VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon focused on creating highly realistic interactions between the apes and their environments, from their hidden fortress to the Colonel’s prison. The work on War for the Planet of the Apes was over 1400 shots.
"War" is little short of a milestone in visual effects technology. You can see every hair and eyelash on the apes' expressive faces. Snow settles delicately on ape fur. Rain slicks their hair to their bodies. Chapped and bleeding lips twitch to bare fangs.
RICHARD TRENHOLM, CNET
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Joe Letteri, Ryan Stafford, Daniel Barrett , Dan Lemmon, Joel Whist
Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature "Caesar"
Dennis Yoo, Ludovic Chailloleau, Douglas McHale, Tim Forbes
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
David Caeiro Cebrián, Johnathan Nixon, Chet Leavai, Gary Boyle
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
Christoph Salzmann, Robin Hollander, Ben Warner, Beck Veitch
Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Daniel Barrett, Sidney Kombo, Emile Ghorayeb, Luisma Lavin, Alessandro Bonora
Outstanding Visual Effects - Feature Film
Dan Lemmon, Anders Langlands, Luke Millar, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett