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

Jul 06

Johan Thorngren – CG garage podcast

Great podcast with Johan Thorngren, nowadays working at ILM

Johan Thorngren

A closer look at the generalist group inside ILM

Sweden’s long, harsh winters compelled Johan Thorngren to pursue creative endeavours, and after a stint in advertising he accepted an enviable position with ILM in San Francisco.

As a generalist, Johan’s job is to pick up VFX shots which don’t fit into the typical pipeline. His workload has increased from a handful of shots on movies such as Star Wars: Episode III, to thousands for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In this podcast, Johan talks about changes he’s seen in the visual effects industry over the past decade, creating the almost full-CG Leipzig airport battle forCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, and the wide range of software ILM has at its disposal to create stunning VFX shots. Chris and Johan also discuss the popular press’s opinion on CGI in movies, and invisible effects.