Sep 10

Kon-tiki Breakdown | Stormstudios

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Check out Storm studios great work on New York set extensions and digital simulated water for Kon-tiki.


This year’s most anticipated Norwegian film Kon-Tiki has now been released, and Storm Studios is proud to be part of the adventure. Along with directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning we created images of  a 1946 New York. This was achieved by using a combination of footage from the set in Bulgaria, Matte Paintings, actors shot on green screen, CG cars and CG smoke.


Storm Studios has also replaced much of the pacific ocean with digital simulated water – one of the most challenging tasks in visual effects. Effects Supervisor Magnus Pettersson worked several months on developing the water pipeline. According to Magnus one of the most challenging tasks was to handle all the data that the water simulations created. Each version produced 1TB of data that needed to be processed and rendered. When our simulation machine with 96GB of RAM ran out of memory, we knew we were in for a treat.
We are very excited about our raging seas in broad daylight for the film’s big climax, and Mode Steinkjer from Dagsavisen Newspaper says “the special effects are impressive, whether they represent the actual events or contribute to the metaphysical buildup of the crew’s psychological state of mind”.

Sep 05

Kon-Tiki article – Rushprint

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Great article in Norwegian Rushprint about the work that production VFX supervisor Arne Kaupang did on Kon-tiki and his collaboration with all the VFX houses involved.

Kon-Tikis visuelle utfordring – Rushpri


Sep 04

Kon-tiki behind the scenes | Important looking pirates

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Check out episode 5 of the Kon-tiki “behind the scenes” at VG homepage. This time with some of the work that Important looking pirates did on the shark sequence.

In Norwegian and spoiler alert!!id=55673

Aug 31

Lotto bilbanan breakdown | STOPP

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Great breakdown and great work from Stopp. They used Softimage for 3D and Nuke for Compositing and worked for about 8 weeks.




Aug 24

Kon-tiki BTS | Fido

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1st Behind the scenes from the largest Norwegian feature film project , maybe also one of the biggest productions ever made in Scandinavia.

More than 500 vfx shots completed from the 4 vfx companies involved, Fido, Important looking pirates, Gimpville and Storm studios.

This Behind the scenes show parts of Fidos work they did for Kon-tiki.


Fido were honored to be asked to work on this epic Norwegian feature about the great explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his legendary crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947.
We completed a total of 7 sequences, where the most demanding one was the crew’s encounter with a massive whale shark. Work included CG Water, CG Sea Weed, and Creatures; Whale Shark, Varied Species of Fish, a Sally Lightfoot Crab and Mystical Deep Sea Creatures.

Fido crew:
VFX Supervisor: Mattias Lindahl
VFX Producer: Claes Dietmann
CG Supervisor: Staffan Linder
VFX Line Producer: Hanna Bengtsson
Animation: Cameron Scott, Rickard Engqvist, Staffan Linder
Animation TD: Magnus Eriksson
Lead Lighting TD: Johan Gabrielsson
Lighting TD: Björn Liljequist, Peter Aversten
Lead FX TD: Björn Henriksson
FX TD: Max Erlandsson
Lead Compositor: Daniel Norlund
Compositing : Martin Borell, Tomas Näslund, Pontus Albrecht, Mikael Ewald
Water RND: Fredrik Limsäter, Björn Rydahl
Match moving: Björn Svanström, Joakim Eriksson
VFX Editor: Linda Öhlund

Kon-tiki is premiering tonight in Norway.

Jul 12

NSF Falcon | Fido

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Once again Fido proves themselves by showing their knowledge and craftsmanship in this incredibly beautiful photorealistic falcon for Swedish NSF, produced  by Visual art.  Great work all involved.

Make sure to check out the behind the scenes footage as well.



Production Company: Visual Art
Director: Marcus Lundin
Exec. Producer: Jörgen Lilja
Prod. coordinator: Adam Kuylenstierna
DoP: John Strandh
Mini-Heli operator: Björn Olin, Olin Design Teknik
Editing: Marcus Lundin
Grading: Rickard Ahlbäck, The Line
The Peregrine Falcon: Fido Film (See specified credits below)
2D: Peter Blomstrand, Erik Lindgren, Visual Art
Sound: RedPipe
Music: Deportees - The Doctor In Me

Credits Fido
Creative Director: Kaj Steveman
Producer: Claes Dietmann
VFX- och Animation Supervisor: Cameron Scott
Modelling Supervisor: Magnus Ericsson
Modelling: Björn Arvidsson
Texturing: Joakim Eriksson, Marcus Forsberg
Lookdev: Joakim Eriksson, Anders Nyman
Fur & Feathers: Anders Nyman
Rigging: Cameron Scott, Anders Nyman
Animation: Cameron Scott, Staffan Linder
Light & Render: Anders Nyman, Björn Liljequist
Comp: Martin Borell, Pontus Albrecht, Daniel Norlund
Photoshop: Marcus Forsberg
Jun 18

Battlefield 3 | Important looking pirates

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Check out some of the destruction work ILP did for Battlefield 3 from Swedish game developers DICE. Really interesting work since it’s not any pre-renders or cinematic but work used inside the game engine.



Important Looking pirates VFX 

  • VFX Supervisor: Yafei wu
  • VFX Producer: Måns Björklund
  • 3D artists: Jason Martin, Saleh Najib, Björn Malmgren, Bobo Skipper
  • Tools: Eric Hermelin