Mar 07

Beyond beyond to be released in North America…

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Sweden’s first stereoscopic feature film, Esben Toft Jacobsens BEYOND BEYOND (RESAN TILL FJÄDERKUNGENS RIKE), has been acquired by Grindstone Entertainment for the North American rights. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the film this year on all media platforms.
Grindstone Entertainment Dives Into ‘Beyond Beyond’ (EXCLUSIVE)

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/grindstone-entertainment-dives-into-beyond-beyond-exclusive-1201127499/

Jan 28

Rama “Love in the Fridge” | Sehsucht

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Some nice inspiration from the great   team!

Butter and margarine form the perfect match in this heart warming little Romeo and Juliet tale for Rama.

Meet the Butterboy wandering around lonely in the cold seeking his one and only soulmate. Meet a happy bunch of groceries that fills the air with love. And eventually meet the Margarine Girl, the enchanting little princess to unfold, who most likely will become the new face of the brand.

Literally showing off our soft skills we designed, shot, animated, rendered and composed everything as smoothly as can be. Don’t you dare speak badly about bread and butter jobs again …

C R E D I T S

Client: Unilever
Category Director: Marco Schultz
Senior Brand Development Manager: Sebastien Deneux
Brand Development Manager: Isabel Laderach
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Advertising GmbH
Senior Producer: Tanja Frohwerk (Frankfurt a.M.)
Creation: Bettina Biermann, Meike Herr (Düsseldorf)
Account Management: Simone Schröder, Marei Wilke (Düsseldorf)

Production: Sehsucht GmbH
Director: Martin Härlin
DOP: Björn Haneld
Animation Director: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss
Producer: Christiane Mülstegen, Stephan Reinsch, Jan Tiller
Character Design: Anja von Harsdorf, Julius Brockelmann
Art Department: Julius Brockelmann, Axel Brötje, Anja von Harsdorf
Set Supervisor: Daniel Jahnel
Animation: Jakob Schulze Rohr
3D Lead: Daniel Jahnel
3D Artists: Stephan Haidacher, Heinrich Löwe, Rafael Vicente, Sebastian Welti
Technical Director: Martin Chatterjee
Compositing: Florian Zachau, Alexander von der Lippe
Edit: Annett Kiener
Grading: Andreas Teichert

Software
Animation: Autodesk Softimage XSI
Sculpting:Pixologic ZBrush
Edit: Avid Media Composer
Compositing: Nuke
Grading: DaVinci Resolve
Online: Autodesk Smoke

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

 

Oct 25

Game of phones | Important looking pirates

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Some great new updates from Important looking pirates.

Game of phones

We were approached by Claudio and David from ’3′ to create a promo for their latest Game of Phones campaign. Based on the success of the existing campaign they were looking to take the 60s Bond theme forward, creating a more visually graphic film for the web. The objective was to invite people to play theGame of Phones for a chance to be one of 100 unique people to win the new iphone 5 and have it personally delivered to their door.

We had 3 weeks production time from start to finish, which included coming up with a story that was not only informative and interesting but could also be shot in a day. We had over 22 shots to shoot, including a few where we had to change the direction of gravity! Our detailed 3D previs contributed a lot to the smooth running of the shoot. We shot at 100 fps to achieve the cool speed ramps in the film and to get a sharp edge with no motion blur to later create the clean silhouettes. This added up to a whole load of frames to conform, roto and comp!

We worked very collaboratively with the client on the look and feel of the film. Together we tried to come up with a suitable concept that best expressed the speed and endurance it takes to win the Game of Phones. We settled on the idea of a classic ’3′ chase through transitioning environments to illustrate each new challenge. After each win you see the players get thrown deeper and deeper into the ’3′ network until finally some are lucky enough to get through the door to the mastermind ‘Mannen från 3′ and win the new iphone 5.

It was a very creative process from start to finish and we thoroughly enjoyed working with the guys from ’3′. We feel we ended up with a fun piece of work!

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/game-of-phones/#sthash.SIQi7I5p.dpuf

Production – Important Looking Pirates

Direction – Important Looking Pirates

VFX – Important Looking Pirates

’3′ team:

  • Concept, Strategy/Creative Direction: Claudio Moyano
  • Art Direction/Design: David Karcenti
  • Project/Campaign Management: Johan Markus


ILP VFX team:

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Shoot Producer: Jan Cafourek
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka

  • Creative Director:
     Niklas Andersson
  • VFX Supervisor: Bobo Skipper
  • VFX Artists: Saleh Najib, Jens Tenland, Niklas Nyqvist, Patrik Wedinger, Jonas Andersson

 

Oct 07

Best VFX and Animation category nominations | Roy

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So the Swedish ROY-gala is getting closer. The nominations are released:

In the  VFX category:

Pixels – VFX by Important Looking pirates.

Lotto – VFX by STOPP

Everyday simplified – VFX på Important looking pirates and Hobbyfilm

In the animation category:

Ancient Invention – Animation by Naive

Sony wonderbook trailer –  Visual art

Compilation – Hobbyanimation

Check out all the nominees: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC78V08nh0QoG2T8M6ZstCTg

 

Oct 01

Add Power To Your Life – Vodafone | TBA + ILP

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Check out this epic TVC for Vodafone Germany! It’s a strong collaboration between the great team of Time based arts (all vfx except of sharks) and ILP (all sharks). A great example of what 2 small teams can achieve.

 

VFX Company – Time Based Arts

  • VFX Supervisor: Sheldon Gardner
  • Exec Prod: James Allen
  • Production: Chris Aliano, Hannah Clark
  • Flame: Mike Skrgatic, James Allen, Luke Todd, James Adamson
  • Flare: Steve Grasso
  • Smoke: Mike Aveling
  • Nuke: Leandro Vazquez, Andre Dias, Matt Shires, Jeanette Monero
  • Previs: Richard Perry
  • 3D: James Mann, Chris Woods, Ben Cantor, Graeme Turnbull, Jeroen Hooghoudt, Poul Resen Steenstrup, Toby Winder, Oscar Gonzalez Diez, Denis Baudin
  • Concept: Andrew Brooks, Matt Clark

 

VFX – Important Looking Pirates

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Lead 3D Artist: Bobo Skipper
  • 3D Artists: Jonas Andersson, Patrik Wedinger
  • 2D Artists:  David Wahlberg, Jens Tenland, Niklas Nyqvist

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/add-power-to-your-life/#sthash.ApNX3GnH.dpuf

Aug 17

Original high five -Life on the run

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Check out this brilliant music video from the awesome Swedish band Original high five.

All editing and animation done by Bobo Skipper – lead artist at ILP.

Well done and great happy music for a Saturday night.

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