Apr 11

The death of green screen?

The future? (I checked it – not released the 1st of April)

Lytro Cinema, the world’s first Light Field solution for film and television. It is the ultimate creative tool for cinema and broadcast, providing breakthrough capabilities and unparalleled flexibility on set and in post-production.

The breakthrough capture system enables the complete virtualization of the live action camera — transforming creative camera controls from fixed on set decisions to computational post-production processes — and allows for historically impossible shots.

Designed for cutting edge visual effects (VFX), Lytro Cinema represents a complete paradigm shift in the integration of live action footage and computer generated (CG) visual effects. The rich dataset captured by the system produces a Light Field master that can be rendered in any format in post-production and enables a whole range of creative possibilities that have never before existed.

lytro.com/cinema

 

May 28

Kung Fury

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Kung Fury just had it’s premiere in Umeå and at SVT (also in Cannes a few weeks ago) http://www.svtplay.se/video/2970515

Lots of memories from the 80’s came back and I laughed a lot!

Big kudos to David Sandberg – director and the team involved with all the VFX.

Also watch the live stream from Umeå – https://youtu.be/WvyaURnDvp0

KUNG FURY is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure.

Kung Fury takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop.

Kung Fury was funded mainly through a Kickstarter campaign, where people from all around the world showed their support for this crazy project. David worked on the film for a more than a year with almost no budget but a strong vision, with the help of friends and family. Most of the film has already been shot, but additional filming and lots of visual effects remain to be done.

The film will be around 30 minutes long and released for free on the internet.

 

Oct 07

super big mastermind game

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Very cool mastermind game.
 
Playthehouse – Nya NOD blir jättelikt onlinespel.
Projektet: http://playthehouse.com
Video: http://youtu.be/BK0lXIVsT8c
Web: http://hakanlidbo.com/archives/3740

Ljudkonstnären Håkan Lidbo har tillsammans med studenter från KTH skapat ett system som gör om en stor byggnad till ett online datorspel. De kallar sitt projekt Play the house. Tekniken bygger på Philips Hue, den nya, smarta wifi-LED-lampan. Ett antal Hue lampor placeras i husets fönster så att de blir till pixlar i spelet. Hela huset blir en spelplan som uppdateras i realtid via en strömmad bild från en kamera mitt emot huset.

Första huset som ska spelifieras är NOD, Kistas nya samlingsplats för kreativa företag, byggd av Atrium Ljungberg. NOD invigs 2 oktober och samma dag startar Play the house.

Mellan 18.00 och 06.00 kan vem som helst gå i på http://playthehouse.com, bli ihopparad med en annan spelare online och sedan spela en variant av det klassiska sällskapsspelet Mastermind. Men på NOD huset är båda spelarna både kodläggare och kodknäckare.

Upphovsmannen Håkan Lidbo säger: “Det är fantastiskt att se hur ett litet sällskapsspel kan förstoras och blir nästan hundra meter långt. Jag tycker att fler arkitekter borde formge sina hus så att de kan göras om till spel”.

Välkommen till http://playthehouse.com och spela Mastermind i mega-format under hela oktober.

 

 

Jan 31

Idiots | Big Lazy Robot VFX

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One of my favourite vfx companies is back with a 4 minute promo clip. Great inspiration and story. The quality of the images is just wow….

It’s not a secret we love robots here at BLR, so we wanted them to be the heroes in our latest promo clip. Luxury cars with powerful engines to drive through roads under severe speed restrictions, cable TV that allows us to pay to watch all kind of sports, all from our comfortable sofa, and of course, hyper expensive cell phones that do almost everything but making a decent phone call.

Yes, our happiness is based on things we don’t need and governed by entities we don’t control, so what? Sit down and turn on the tv!

The robots were taken from real Japanese robot model kits, and they now hold a privileged position in our freak museum. The bad guy spits real smoke out of its mouth! The environment is made of cardboard houses that were integrated with the help of camera tweaks. It all serves to the purpose of creating a dumb homogeneous atmosphere in which we’re defined by what we’ve got, that is, the same lame things.

Don’t take the message too seriously. This is a promo video we’ve done to laugh at ourselves. We all have an i-diot inside, and it’s so fun!

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A tale by Big Lazy Robot VFX
Music and sound design by Full Basstards

Jan 22

“Waiting is Over” Telecom New Zealand

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Great inspiration from Blackbird

 

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland
Production Company: Goodoil Films
Director: Michael Spiccia
Visual Effects: Blackbird

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 11

Tom Clancy’s The Division | Luxx

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Epic inspiration from one of my new favourites Luxx. Check out their trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Credits:

Creative Director: Patrick Clair
Design Director: Phil Robson
Lead 3D: Tim Clapham
Motion Artist: Eddy Herringson
Motion Artist: Raoul Marks
Additional 3D: Matthew Grainger
Compositing: Daniel Symons

read more at http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/dark_world