Date: Saturday 2nd September
Speaker: Robin Hollander
Cocaine Bear follows the outrageous story of Cokey, a drug-fueled bear that accidentally
ingests a ton of cocaine and will do anything to get her paws on more. Robin Hollander, VFX
Supervisor, will share the making of the 500-pound CG black bear who appeared alongside
the star-studded cast.
We see four increasingly disheveled and blood-thirsty looks during Cokey’s rampage
through the Chattahoochee–Oconee National Forest. Robin will share how the team
designed, built, and animated the entirely CG bear – from her body and fur to her teeth,
claws, and various bloody grooms.
Capturing Cokey’s interactions with the on-set actors was particularly challenging when it
came to animating the bear. Robin will touch on how the team overcame this through the use
of an on-set performer and countless groom refinements to help perfect the overall look and
feel of Cokey’s character in this action-packed, over-the-top thriller.