More epic inspiration. This time from Blur.
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”
Check out stormstudios compositing on Swedish children feature film LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Von Broms hemlighet.
Read more at http://www.stormstudios.no/lassemaja
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.
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.
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.
Another breakdown from Ghost, this time for Norwegian feature film Ragnarök
Brand new hot reel from Fido.
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
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
Nice breakdown on how Fido created the Älvsborg bridge collapse for the Swedish film “känn ingen sorg”.
The future is coming. Lucasfilm combing game engines and movies. Nothing we haven’t heard before but it looks nice.