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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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.

DNEG
Mattias Lindahl

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Nov 10

Swiss och Stylewar dricker en Tiger

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Som vanligt från Stylewar och Swiss. Snyggt och kul.

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Director: StyleWar
Production company: Stink London
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Malaysia

Nov 02

Syndicate går lös på bilbanan

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Filmat på Syndicate Cinematic BNC-R Canon 7D med en  Bauch&Lomb Baltar prime set. Materialet lagrades både på memory card i Kameran men oxå okomprimerat på en mac bredvid. Sedan postades allt i HD för att sedan sändas på svenska biografer.
3D bilen byggdes och renderades i 3DS-Max med  syndicate subsurface scatering render plugin.

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högupplöst fil

Client: Vägverket
Agency: Confetti
Prod Co: The Producers / Mats Wolgers
Director: Henrik Von Sydow

Oct 29

Redrum vinner guld igen för Philips Carousel

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Redrum vinner Roy guld i “Best animation & Special effects” kategorin för filmen Philps Carousel.. Stort grattis.

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Juryns motivering lyder:

“På den internationella scenen är det sedan länge känt att Sverige ligger i framkant när det kommer till specialeffekter och animation. Årets vinnare är inget undantag och utmanar alla begränsningar vi trodde fanns.
Ni fick juryn och hela världen att undra: hur fan är det gjort!?”

Postproduktion: Redrum

Produktionsbolag: Stink Digital
Regissör: Adam Berg
Producent: Daniel Bergman / Stephen Brierley/ Jeroen Jedeloo
Reklambyrå: Tribal DDB Amsterdam
Fotograf: Fredrik Bäckar
Klippare: Paul Hardcastle
Ljudläggning: Michael Fakesch
AD: Mariota Essery, Andrew Ferguson
Copy: Carla Madden, Chris Baylis

Övriga nominerade var:

SWISS/StyleWar  Centraal Beheer ”UFO”
Stopp, Ilta Sanomat ”Newspaper”

Oct 24

Alfa Laval / Beer handling | Upper First

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En film från Upper first i Malmö, där de lyckas visa nåt som kanske är väldigt tråkigt på ett snyggt och förståeligt sätt.

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Länk

Client: Alfa Laval
Direction: Upper First
Production: Upper First
Sound design: Transfett
Year: 2009
Sep 25

Stopp goes Agent 007 med Ipren

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Denna nya Ipren-mannen film innehåller matte-paintings,cg,green screen och grading. Allt gjort på
Sto.pp.
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Sep 23

Colorama / Paint by Numbers | Upper First

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En fin film för Colorama från ett bolag jag själv inte känner till, men det säger i och för sig ingenting. Jag måste säga att jag har väldigt dålig koll tyvärr på Vfx bolag från södra Sverige. Upper first finns i Malmö. Skriv och berätta vilka ni är.

Titta även in på deras länk här under med behind the scenes materialet från inspelningen.

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Client: Colorama
Agency: McCann Malmö
Direction: Upper First
Production: Upper First
Sound design: Kungen & Hertigen
Year: 2009

Sep 16

Marabou “Sensation” – Important Looking Pirates

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Filmlänk

ILP’s latest work for Ogilvy Group introducing two new products for Marabou. The spot takes us on a liquid toffee and youghurt filled flumride with raspberries and walnuts racing to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Hats off to the great people at Ogilvy for trusting us with this exciting project featuring challenges like CG fluids and crowds of cheerful ingredients.

Don´t forget to check out our “making of”