Dec 10

LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Von Broms hemlighet | Storm studios

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Check out stormstudios compositing on Swedish children feature film LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Von Broms hemlighet.

Read more at http://www.stormstudios.no/lassemaja

 

A few words about the project

PRODUCTION COMPANY:Svensk Filmindustri

DIRECTOR:Walter Söderlund,Pontus Klänge

VFX SUPERVISOR:Morten Moen,Fredrik Pihl

PRODUCTION YEAR:2012 / 2013

This movie was special because it was filmed entirely in a greenscreen studio. All backgrounds and sets were created digitally, and only the things that the actors interacted with directly were physically present in the studio. Even some things that the actors do interact with were done as digital props and set pieces. Even cars were painted green and replaced with cg versions. The pre-production on this film was long and detailed. Storm Studios was responsible for planning and leading the digital work. The cg was done by the Swedish company Mad Crew, and compositing was done by storm Studios.
All shots were blocked out using the 3d set in advance, and the camera placement and movement was transferred to a motion control camera in the studio. Before each take, a floorplan of the current digital set was projected onto the floor and marked with tape and stand-in green walls, stairs etc so that the actors could navigate the invisible world. The director and dop could see a rough rendition of the set comped live with the actors. This image was also shown on a large monitor visible from the studio so that actors could get a feel for the world they were in.
This was the largest undertaking we have had since we did the animated feature film Free Jimmy, and we are proud to have been part of Scandinavia’s first feature made in this way.

Dec 03

Behind the screenz – ILP at the AREA | Autodesk

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Check out this massive interview with Niklas Jacobson, Vfx supervisor and Co-founder – ILP @ behind the screenz at the AREA- Autodesk.

He talks about ILP’s work on Kon-tiki, their short “The other side” and volumetric renderer Tempest.

http://area.autodesk.com/inhouse/bts/swedish_bounty_with_the_important_looking_pirates

If you read carefully you’ll find me as well talking about our work on Kon-tiki.

If that wasn’t enough there is a in depth tutorial/walk through on how ILP created on of the shark shots for Kon-tiki.

http://area.autodesk.com/tutorials/kon_tiki_shark_shot_walk_through_by_ilp

Nov 27

Kvinden I Buret (aka “Keeper of lost Causes”) | Ghost

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Very nice breakdown from Ghost in Copenhagen on their work on

Kvinden I Buret (aka “Keeper of lost Causes”)

a short selection of the visual effects we did for “Kvinden i Buret”. The most significant effect in the film is the “poetic” car crash where the interior was shot high-speed on a 360 degree revolving set. The shots were completed with artificial playing card, class splinters and a full 3d background to indicate forward motions and complete the illusion. As additions the movies includes lots of matte painting effects, blood simulation, muzzle flashes and an array of more traditional effects and clean-up. In total approx. 60 shots.

Nov 18

The Tough 1 – FOX sports | Important looking pirates

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More stuff in the Fox stinger Id’s series, this time it is The Tough 1.

 

CREDITS

Production: Important Looking Pirates

Direction: Important Looking Pirates

VFX: Important Looking Pirates

Client: Fox Sports 1

Project: Stinger IDs

  • EVP/Head of Marketing:Robert Gottlieb
  • SVP On-Air Promotions: Bill Battin
  • VP Creative: Chris Stifel
  • VP Marketing: Keith Hritz
  • Director On-Air Promotions:Jason O’Leary
  • Creative Director: Blake Danforth


ILP VFX TEAM

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka
  • VFX Supervisor/Creative Direction: Yafei Wu
  • VFX Artists: Jonathan Harris, Niklas Nyqvist, Daniel Råden, Patrik Wedinger, Kevin Broberg, Jens Tenland


VFX Sound: Peter Benisch

Special thanks to: Carl Hermelin, Dongjoo Artursson

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/the-tough-1/#sthash.8MddZlYF.dpuf

Oct 23

Lasse Maja – Mad crew

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Check some of the amazingly great work that Mad Crew has produced for the three “Lasse Maja” films.

Mad Crew is working with Sweden’s largest film production company, SF, to create all sets for three upcoming feature films (over 3,000 VFX shots). These films were shot entirely against green screen and set in fictional cities created by our virtual scenographers.

LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Von Broms hemlighet 
Client – AB Svensk Filmindustri

Directed by: Pontus Klänge , Walter Söderlund

Producer: Johanna Bergenstråhle, Moa Westeson
Production company: AB Svensk Filmindustri, Stockholm
Visual Effects/Design: Mad Crew Productions AB
Compositing: Storm Studios A/S
Script: Malin Nevander
Photo: Mats Olofson
Cast: Amanda Pajus , Luke Holgersson , Peter Magnusson
Co-Production Company: Sveriges Television AB, Stockholm
Stiller Studios AB
Cinenord Kidstory AS
Kinoproduction Oy, Helsingfors
Martin Widmark AB
Helena Willis AB
Samarbetspartner: Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Solna
Production Support: Nordisk Film- & TV-fond, Stockholm
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm
Norsk Filminstitutt, Oslo
Nordisk Film- & TV Fond, Oslo
Oct 01

Add Power To Your Life – Vodafone | TBA + ILP

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Check out this epic TVC for Vodafone Germany! It’s a strong collaboration between the great team of Time based arts (all vfx except of sharks) and ILP (all sharks). A great example of what 2 small teams can achieve.

 

VFX Company – Time Based Arts

  • VFX Supervisor: Sheldon Gardner
  • Exec Prod: James Allen
  • Production: Chris Aliano, Hannah Clark
  • Flame: Mike Skrgatic, James Allen, Luke Todd, James Adamson
  • Flare: Steve Grasso
  • Smoke: Mike Aveling
  • Nuke: Leandro Vazquez, Andre Dias, Matt Shires, Jeanette Monero
  • Previs: Richard Perry
  • 3D: James Mann, Chris Woods, Ben Cantor, Graeme Turnbull, Jeroen Hooghoudt, Poul Resen Steenstrup, Toby Winder, Oscar Gonzalez Diez, Denis Baudin
  • Concept: Andrew Brooks, Matt Clark

 

VFX – Important Looking Pirates

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Lead 3D Artist: Bobo Skipper
  • 3D Artists: Jonas Andersson, Patrik Wedinger
  • 2D Artists:  David Wahlberg, Jens Tenland, Niklas Nyqvist

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/add-power-to-your-life/#sthash.ApNX3GnH.dpuf

Aug 22

Resumé article about Fido’s latest project – in Swedish.

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Attenborough återuppväcker utdöda djur med svenska Fido

För två år sen producerade den svenska animations- och visual effect-studion Fido flera sekvenser till den prisbelönta dokumentärfilmen Flying Monsters 3D.  Nu är det dags för ännu ett samarbete med Sir David Attenborough.

Sir David med bevingad kompis

Sir David med bevingad kompis
Sist Fido arbetade med Sir David Atteborough var i filmen Flying Monsters 3D, där Sir David reste tillbaka till flygödlornas värld. Filmen gjordes i stereoskopisk 3D och i Sverige visades den på Cosmonova. Filmen vann flera priser, bland annat en BAFTA.

Nu återkommer den legendariske TV-mannen med ännu en storslagen dokumentär. I nya filmen Night at the Natural History Museum tar han oss med på ett nattligt besök till Londons Naturhistoriska Museum. En rad utdöda djur kommer till liv framför våra ögon och Fido har fått förtroendet att skapa flera av dem.

– Det här är ett både stort och spektakulärt projekt och naturligtvis är det extra roligt att återigen få arbeta med en sådan ikon som Attenborough, säger Fidos exekutiva producent Claes Dietmann.

Fido arbetar med digitala visuella effekter och animationer inom både reklam och långfilm. På reklamsidan har Fido bland annat skapat falken i Naturskyddsföreningens reklamfilmer samt de nyfikna rymdvarelserna i Apotekets självtestfilmer.

På långfilmssidan har Fido producerats sekvenser till storfilmer som bland annat Tomas Alfredsons Låt Den Rätte Komma In, Hollywoodfilmerna Kick-Ass och Underworld Awakening, den Oscarsnominerade norska storfilmen Kon-Tiki och nu senast Håkan Hellström-filmen Känn Ingen Sorg.

May 19

Cgsociety – Kon-tiki special

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Check out this special Cgsociety article about Kon-tiki from ILP and Storm Studios

http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/kon_tiki