Magazine article Variety

Three Decades of Dazzle

Magazine article Variety

Three Decades of Dazzle

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1984

Pierre Buffin joins Henri Seydoux (son of Pathe owner Jerome and father of actress Lea) to form Buffin Seydoux Computer Animation (BSCA). Creates Process Management Tool, software for 3D modeling and animation.

1989

Seydoux and Buffin part ways, and company changes name to Buf. Produces "Computer Home," a six-minute animated short in 3D

1994

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The City of Lost Children" made with early graphicsprocessing software for a dream sequence.

1996

Michel Gondry's musicvid "Like a Rolling Stone" uses proprietary Bullet Time speed-simulation software.

1997

"Batman & Robin" uses scripting language as well as procedural and particle effects (for Poison Ivy's plants and Mr. Freeze's ice).

1999

David Fincher's "Fight Club" uses a 3D creative pipeline for modeling and texturing.

2003

The Wachowski siblings' "The Matrix Reloaded" (1) and "The Matrix Revolutions," use Bullet Time technology. …

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