Oct 08

The Square -VFX breakdown | GBK

Check out this breakdown from GBK on their work on Ruben Östlunds – THE SQUARE

 

THE SQUARE

In May 2017 Ruben Östlund became the first Swedish director to win the top prize in Cannes since 1951, when his feature film “The Square” won the Palme d’Or.

The film is a satirical drama and dark comedy set in a future Stockholm, where the monarchy has been abolished and the Royal Palace has been turned into a prestigious Art Museum. The film will represent Sweden in the foreign-language Oscar race at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018.

Goodbye Kansas co-produced the film and helped with the VFX; reshaping the Royal Palace in Stockholm into the Art Museum X-Royal, and creating some rather upsetting action within the Square art installation that plays a significant role in the film.

CREDITS

Director: Ruben Östlund

Goodbye Kansas team
Executive Producer: Claes Dietmann
Producer: Johan Edström
Supervisor: Tomas Näslund
Supervisor: Cameron Scott
Lead Compositor & Animator: Anders Nyman
Lead Compositor: Andreas Cronström
Compositors: Carl-Johan Westregård, Daniel Nordlund, Denys Holovyanko, Fredrik Mannerfelt, Martin Borell, Mattias Sandelius, Sven Ahlström, Tim Harrysson, Zebastian Lilja
Conform: Henrik Klein
Rotoscope: Mattias Shivo, Liv Ståhl Malmström, Osama Al-Arbid
Simulation: Joakim Matsson
Modeling and Texturing: Jacob Moilanen
Modeling: Jonas Skoog, Magnus Eriksson
Matte Painting: Mikael Widegren, Mikael Eriksson
Texturing and Lighting: Sean Kalamgi
Photogrammetry – Jonathan Forefält

Sep 18

Westworld – ILP – Emmy winner in OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – 2017 !

As you might already know, ILP with VFX supervisor Bobo Skipper and modelling lead artist Gustav Ahren won an Emmy award the 11th of September at the Emmy crafts award.

It was a big honor to be in LA at Microsoft arena to pick up the award.

I believe it is the 1st time any Scandinavian vfx company has won an Emmy (please correct me if I’m wrong)

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2017/outstanding-special-visual-effects

See the award and thank you camera speech here

 

Jan 11

Two VES nominations to ILP

Important looking pirates snatch 2 prestigious nominations for this years VES awards.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Westworld; The Bicameral Mind 

 

and

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails; XX

Great work everyone, just getting nominated is a big achievement.

See all nominations

https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/post/15th-annual-ves-awards-nominees