Sep 18

Big Congrats to the Swedish Emmy nominees in VFX

Big congratulations to all 3 Swedish Emmy awards Nominee

Yafei Wu ILP – OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – 2016

Black Sails

“XX”

Starz

The Walking Dead

“No Way Out”

AMC

The winners were:

Outstanding Special Visual Effects –Game of Thrones

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role –Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

No win for the Swedes but just being nominated is a win!

The ceremony took place at the Microsoft theatre Saturday the 10th of September.

Feb 04

14th Annual VES Awards Winners | Visual Effects Society

Congratulations all VES winners

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; The Good Dinosaur is Top Animated Film Winner; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins   Kate Mara, Zack Snyder, Michael Pena, Terry Crews, Portia Doubleday and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Join Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs

Source: 14th Annual VES Awards Winners | Visual Effects Society

Dec 08

20 in the VFX Oscar race | fxguide

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Great to see that Everest is amongst 20 contenders for the Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar for the 88th Academy Awards

Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bridge of Spies
Chappie
Everest
Ex Machina
Furious Seven
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
In the Heart of the Sea
Jupiter Ascending
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator Genisys
Tomorrowland
The Walk

Here’s the list of 20 contenders for the Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar for the 88th Academy Awards Ant-Man Avengers: Age of Ultron Bridge of Spies Chappie Everest Ex Machina Furious Seven The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 In the Heart of the Sea Jupiter Ascending Jurassic World Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation The Revenant Spectre Star Wars: The Force Awakens Terminator Genisys Tomorrowland The Walk

Source: 20 in the VFX Oscar race | fxguide

Feb 16

Awards season – VES & BAFTA

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Congratulations to all great winners of the VES and Baftas.

I got the opportunity myself to fly over to LA and attend the VES ceremony 2 weeks ago. Didn’t win, but it was great to have been nominated and ILP was nominated in 2 categories which I believe is the first time in Swedish VFX history.

Here are all the winners at the VES.

http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/13th-annual-ves-award-recipients

Bafta

Interstellar

Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter

The Lego Movie

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Jan 13

2 ves awards nominations for ILP

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ILP is nominated for two VES Awards!

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program

CONSTANTINE; A FEAST OF FRIENDS
Kevin Blank
Elizabeth Castro
Yafei Wu
Chris LeDoux

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program

CROSSBONES
Kevin Blank
Ron Pogue
Andy Weder
Niklas Jacobson
Mans Bjorklund

Check out the complete list of nominees here:
http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/post/ves-awards-nominations-announced Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 11.33.32 PM

Jan 10

Bafta’s nominations

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This years nominations for best special visual effects at the baftas.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and X-Men: Days of Future Past join Guardians of the Galaxy and Interstellar to complete the Special Visual Effects nominations.

Oct 19

Roy awards nomintations

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Have a look and see this years Swedish Roy awards nominees.

Who is the true winner? Would be interesting to know what you all think.

Best animation
Milford Film & Animation – ”Car” för Hoyhoy


Stylewar – ”Ett lågt pris blir till” för Netonnet


Milford Film & Animation – Ronaldo ”Free kick” för Nike


Best visuell effects 
STOPP/FAMILY – ”I am Brazuca” för Adidas Football

Swiss International – ”Epic Split” för Volvo Trucks


STOPP/FAMILY – ”Fiskarna” för Spendrup/Loka

Jun 23

Gold Lions VFX in Cannes

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Gold Lion

Congratulations to MPC for winning a gold lion in Cannes for in best film craft category “Visual effects”.
Adam Berg directed it and Mattias Montero was the DOP.
ASSASSIN’S CREED IV BLACK FLAG, DEFY
UBISOFT
GAMING PROMO
MPC London, UNITED KINGDOM

http://winners.canneslions.com/2014/craft_film/entry.cfm?entryid=3742&award=2

CLIENT: UBISOFT
PRODUCT: GAMING PROMO
ENTRANT: MPC LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
TYPE OF ENTRY: FILM CRAFT
CATEGORY: VISUAL EFFECTS
ENTRANT COMPANY : MPC LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
ADVERTISING AGENCY : SID LEE PARIS, FRANCE
PRODUCTION COMPANY : STINK LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
NAME COMPANY POSITION
VFX MPC VFX
CHRIS ALLEN MPC VFX PRODUCER
FRANCK LAMBERTZ MPC VFX SUPERVISOR
FABIAN FRANK MPC VFX SUPERVISOR
STEPHANIE KARIM MPC VFX LINE PRODUCER
MARK GETHIN MPC COLOURIST
ADAM BERG STINK DIRECTOR
SYLVAIN THIRACHE SID LEE PARIS EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
DANIEL ABENSOUR SID LEE PARIS ART DIRECTOR
MARTIN WESTBERG SID LEE PARIS ART DIRECTOR
JOHAN JEANSSON SID LEE PARIS COPYWRITER
THOMAS LAGET SID LEE PARIS AGENCY PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
YAËL GUETTA SID LEE PARIS AGENCY PRODUCTION MANAGER
BEN CROCKER STINK PRODUCTION COMPANY PRODUCER UK
SYLVAINE MELLA STINK PRODUCTION COMPANY PRODUCER FR
MATTIAS MONTERO MATTIAS MONTERO DOP
DAVID MARK LEE STINK PRODUCTION DESIGNER
PAUL HARDCASTLE TRIM EDITOR
Brief Explanation:
In this epic live-action and VFX fueled game cinematic, we follow the assault of a Galleon by pirates from the depths of the sea to the very top of the mast. Every level of the ship shows us the torments of this era and the intricate detail shows why a man might take the life of piracy – to free himself from the absurd rules dictated by almighty empires.

The film comprises of a vertical long camera sweep, starting underwater, crossing the decks of the boat and appearing on the upper deck, climbing the mast to end on Edward and the Black Flag, the strongest symbol of the Golden Age of Piracy.

In the end, Edward stands on top of it all, the king of the hill, free – almost a peaceful image. The last scene unleashes the brutality of Edward, a glimpse of his wildness.

Creative Execution:
Ships burn and men are mercilessly slain in this brutal cinematic which seamlessly blends epic live action with complex VFX techniques. The ambition was to capture much of the action in-camera and then integrate bespoke and highly complex VFX to create a gritty, yet realistic spot that keeps the authenticity of the game intact.

The interaction of the live action footage between the CG and 2D environments is paramount – with a high level of detail taking place in the foreground, mid-ground and distance as we pan-up through the ship.

During pre-production a full 3D pre-vis was created of the ship and the concurrent camera move.

The opening eerie underwater environment was filmed in a tank. The floating men were captured on five different plates, which were composited together and enhanced with light effects, debris and bubbles. The boat hull, as the camera transitions upwards, is CG.

The high-action scenes above water are a clever mix of in-camera action and integrated shot and 2D elements. The intensity of the action required separate plates, utilising green screen and the set, which were composited together. Matte painting was used for extensive set extensions and boat environments. Realistic particle and water effects were created from scratch. The addition of CG fog and smoke elements give the impression that the camera is in the thick of the action.

The final stunning wide shot was created by concept artists using matte painting; complete with burning ships, palm trees and a cloud filled sky.