Feb 18

Bafta and VES winners!

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Congratulations to all winners! I salute you!

Bafta Winners

Film | Animated Film in 2014- Win Frozen: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

  
Film | British Short Animation in 2014 –Win Sleeping With The Fishes: James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
 
Film | British Short Film in 2014 –Win Room 8:James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
  
Film | Cinematography in 2014 – Win Gravity:Emmanuel Lubezki
  
Film | Special Visual Effects in 2014- Win Gravity : Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
 

Ves winners:

 Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
 
Gravity:Tim Webber,Nikki Penny,Neil Corbould,Richard McBride
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
The Lone Ranger:Tim Alexander,Gary Brozenich,Shari Hanson
Kevin Martel
Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen:Chris Buck,Jennifer Lee,Peter Del Vecho,Lino Di Salvo
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris –Steve Kullback,Joe Bauer,Jörn Großhans,Sven Martin
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program 
Banshee: Pilot – Armen Kevorkian,Mark Skowronski,Jeremy Jozwik,Ricardo Ramirez
Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game
Call of Duty: Ghosts -Mark Rubin, Richard Kriegler,David Johnson,Alessandro Nardini
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial 
PETA: 98% Human – Angus Kneale,Vince Baertsoen,Colin Blaney,Kyle Cody
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Space Shuttle Atlantis– Daren Ulmer,John Gross,Cedar Connor,Christian Bloch
Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture 
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Smaug– Eric Reynolds,David Clayton,Myriam Catrin,Guillaume Francois
Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen: Bringing the Snow Queen to Life– Alexander Alvarado, Joy Johnson,Chad Stubblefield,Wayne Unten
Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
PETA: 98% Human – Vince Baertsoen,Alex Allain,Henning Koczy
  
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Gravity: Exterior – Paul Beilby,Kyle McCulloch,Stuart Penn,Ian Comley
  
Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen: Elsa’s Ice Palace – Virgilio John Aquino,Alessandro Jacomini, Lance Summers,David vomersley
Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: The Climb – Patrick Zentis, Mayur Patel, Nitin Singh,Tim Alexander
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
GravityTim Webber, Emmanuel Lubezki,Richard McBride,Dale Newton
 
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Commercial or Broadcast Program
The Crew – Dominique Boidin,Rémi Kozyra,Léon Bérelle,Maxime Luère
 
Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
Gravity: ISS ExteriorBen Lambert, Paul Beilby, Chris Lawrence, Andy Nicholson
 
Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Gravity: Parachute and ISS Destruction – Alexis Wajsbrot, Sylvain Degrotte, Horacio Mendoza,Juan-Luis Sanchez
  
Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen: Elsa’s Blizzard – Eric W. Araujo, Marc Bryant,Dong Joo Byun,Tim Molinder
  
Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
PETA: 98% Human -Vince Baertsoen, Jimmy Gass,Dave Barosin
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Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
GravityMark Bakowski,Anthony Smith,Theodor Groeneboom,Adrian Metzelaar
Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: The ClimbKirk Brillon,Steve Gordon,Geoff Sayer,Winston Lee
Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial
Call of Duty: Epic Night OutChris Knight,Daniel Thuresson,Nick Tayler,Dag Ivarsory
  
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Rugbybugs – Matthias Baeuerle,Carl Schroeter, Martin Lapp, Emanuel Fuchs
Feb 06

Redeem: The Beginning

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Check out this teaser trailer for Redeem: The Beginning. A probono film project with vfx from the students in Eksjö at Campus I12 and post production by Cloudberry Post.  They also received help from Zentropa and final sound mix from SOUND WORKS (http://soundworkscollection.com) who has worked on Gravity Inception, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, Skyfall.

Another interesting fact is (for us who are martial arts fans) that the main actress trained martial arts for 8 months and all fighting scenes are full contact martial arts.

Enjoy and looking forward to the full thing.

Jan 17

BEYOND BEYOND @ The Berlin Film festival

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Sweden’s first s3d 3d animated feature in S3d – BEYOND BEYOND  has been selected for The Berlin Film festival. Great job Petter and team!

Danish director Esben Toft Jacobsen – known in these parts for his debut feature The Great Bear – is once again selected as part of the Berlin Film Festival with his sophomore feature Beyond Beyond and we’re pleased to present four clips from the film for your perusal.

 

Copenhagen Bombay and the team behind Esben Toft Jacobsen’s second feature film Beyond Beyond are happy to announce that the world premiere of the film will take place in Berlinale’s Generation Kplus section, in February 2014.

The story about the little rabbit Johan who sets out on an adventure of his own has been highly anticipated, and has been pre-bought by distributors in several territories. The film will throughout 2014 premiere in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and South Korea. Also the German FreeTV rights has been acquired by SuperRTL prior to completion.

Beyond Beyond has been produced by Copenhagen Bombay in coproduction with Film i Väst and Noble Entertainment, who will release the film on March 21st as the first Stereoscopic 3D film produced in Sweden. The team has been working on the film since early 2012, and the animation has taken place in Copenhagen Bombay’s own animation studios in Copenhagen and in Stockholm.

http://twitchfilm.com/2014/01/beyond-beyond-watch-four-clips-from-the-berlin-selected-animation.html

 

Jan 10

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS VFX BREAKDOWN BY ILM

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ILM presents another stunning breakdown, this time for Star Trek into Darkness

See Also :Everything about Start Trek on IT’S ART // Making of Lone Ranger by ILM

 

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Dec 29

Kung Fury | David Sandberg

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Kung Fury is an over-the-top action comedy that has it’s foundation in 80s cop movies written and directed by David Sandberg.

David and team are looking for funding via Kickstarter and they already reached $ 325000 (pledged for $ 200000). Very impressive! Read more at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury

 


Written & Directed by David Sandberg.
Produced by Laser Unicorns, Lampray and Salmon Fox.
Cinematography by: Linus Andersson, Martin Gärdemalm, Jonas Ernhill and Mattias Andersson.
Aerial Cinematography by: Henning Sandström.
VFX by: David Sandberg, Klas Trulsson, Simon Tingell and Jimmy Sahlin.
Starring: David Sandberg, Joanna Häggblom, Leopold Nilsson, Andreas Cahling and Per-Henrik Arvidius.

Dec 18

Thor 2’s epic prologue battle | blur

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More epic inspiration. This time from Blur.

Dec 18

Stalingrad | Main road

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The russian’s are coming. That’s what my Captain used to say to us when we I did my military service (100 years ago).

In this case it is in a very good and impressive way. Check out this epic breakdown from Moscow based main road for their feature film work with “Stalingrad”

 

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 28

Gåten Ragnarok | Behind the VFX | Ghost

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Another breakdown from Ghost, this time for Norwegian feature film Ragnarök