Dec 17

Avatar Exclusive -Behind The Scenes (The Art of Performance Capture)

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Awesome 1st behind the scenes of Avatar (that I’ve seen atleast).

The art of performance capture“.  Just have a look at it, especially if you work with mocap.

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Dec 16

Avatar in 3D. Just see it!

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I just came back from the cinema watching James Cameron’s AVATAR in 3D. I must say I was a bit sceptical.
I’m overwhelmed by all the visual effects and the great film. If you are going to see one film this year or the next one, see Avatar in 3D. Great experience. If Avatar doesn’t win the academy award for best vfx, then i’ll be really surpriesd. Weta and he other vfx companies has taken the next step towards the future in vfx. So big thanks and congratulations to all the people that has been working on it. GREAT WORK!
Here are some Swedes in the production… Give them some applause!

Mathias Larserud …. visual effects artist
Pär Tingström …. digital modeler: weta digital
Tor-Bjorn Olsson …. texture artist

Avatar 2009 – Full cast and crew.


read more in Hollywoodreporter

‘Avatar’ eyeing big boxoffice bow


Dec 12

Lots of swedes involved – 15 films selected for Visual Effects Oscar

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The “semi-finalist” list for Achievement in VFX was released yesterday. These are the films that I know that Swedes has been involved in:
– Angels & Demons
– Avatar
– District 9

Good luck to you all!

More at fxguide quick takes » 15 films selected for Visual Effects Oscar.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 82nd Academy Awards®.

In early January the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee will narrow this list to seven films, which will compete in the “Bake-Off”, after which three films will be nominated. Congratulations to all the selected films, 2009 has sure been a memorable year in visual effects.

The list and details after the read more:

The 15 eligible films are listed below in alphabetical order:

– Angels & Demons
– Avatar
– Coraline
– Disney’s A Christmas Carol
– District 9
– G-Force
– G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
– Sherlock Holmes
– Star Trek
– Terminator Salvation
– Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
– 2012
– Watchmen
– Where the Wild Things Are

In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 21. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.”

Dec 12

District 9 – Jesper Kjölsrud Supporting Visual Effects Sequence Supervisors

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Imagine engine in Vancouver did a great job on Neill Blomkamps “District 9“, one of the them was Jesper Kjölsrud from Gävle.  His role on “District 9”  was  Supporting Visual Effects Sequence Supervisor.  Great work Jesper!
Read more on fxguide
Read more about District 9 and Imagine engine
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Dec 11

Torbjörn Olsson intervju i tidningen Filter.

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Efter att ha farit fram och tillbaka i några år mellan Sverige och Nya Zeeland, så är nu Torbjörn tillbaka på Weta sedan 4 veckor där han jobbat med avslutningen av Avatar. I Sverige har Torbjön jobbat mestadels som VFX Supervisor på långfilmer som ARN, Män som hatar kvinnor och Kenny Begins mm.
Plocka upp ett ex av Filter! (väldigt bra tidning) och läs mer där. Intressant och kul.

Mer om Torbjörn imdb

Lycka till Torbjörn..

Dec 10

Fido awarded to work on Kick-Ass

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Big congratulations to Fido! They have been awarded work on Kick-Ass, reveals Fredrik Limsäter   CTO at Fido.

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Nov 26

Metropia / ATMO independent film- and TV productions

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Sverige Premiär den 27/11 för den den helannimerade omtalade filmen “Metropia” regisserad av Tarik Saleh.

Metropia takes place in a not-so-distant future. The world is running out of oil and the undergrounds have been connected into a gigantic subway network beneath Europe.

Whenever Roger from Stockholm enters this system he hears a stranger’s voice in his head. He looks to the mysterious Nina to help him escape the disturbing web of the Metro, but the farther they travel, the deeper he’s involved in a dark conspiracy.”


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Officiell sajt för Metropia

mer om Metropia på Atmo’s hemsida.

Nov 11

Kick-Ass trailer / Mattias Lindahl

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En sprillans ny trailer för filmen Kick-ass. Vad har då den här filmen med VFX sverige att göra frågar ni er? Jo, VFX-supervisor för hela filmen är svensken Mattias Lindahl som jobbar på DNEG i London. Som alltid när DNEG är inblandat så blir det snygga och osynliga visual effects.

Mattias Lindahl

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