Dec 14

Showreel 09 | Upper First

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New showreel from Malmö based CGI company Upper first. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9bNKJk4bzE]

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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.”

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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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Dec 11

Torbjörn Olsson intervju i tidningen Filter.

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Efter att ha farit fram och tillbaka i några år mellan Sverige och Nya Zeeland, så är nu Torbjörn tillbaka på Weta sedan 4 veckor där han jobbat med avslutningen av Avatar. I Sverige har Torbjön jobbat mestadels som VFX Supervisor på långfilmer som ARN, Män som hatar kvinnor och Kenny Begins mm.
Plocka upp ett ex av Filter! (väldigt bra tidning) och läs mer där. Intressant och kul.

Mer om Torbjörn imdb

Lycka till Torbjörn..

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Dec 10

Fido awarded to work on Kick-Ass

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Big congratulations to Fido! They have been awarded work on Kick-Ass, reveals Fredrik Limsäter   CTO at Fido.

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more about “Kick-Ass in HD Video av Trailer Park …

Fido

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Dec 09

French roast – Short listed for Academy Award!

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Well this short film called French Roast has no connection that i know off to VFX Sverige. Never the less it’s great work and now one of the ten films shortlisted for an Academy Award ! Created by Fabrice O Joubert.

Watch the trailer!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpQXLjh7GNM]

Watch the whole film

Visit the blog

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Dec 09

Evolution – Cartoon Network | Meindbender

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Astonishing work from the animation studio Meindbender in Trollhättan. I just love it. Show me more! Who are u guys? Rendered with Maxwell, at the top at Motionographer and CGtalk forums.
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The Duplicator Series was animated in Maya and rendered with Maxwell Renderer using HDR’s Rendernet. Check out the series on Meindbender’s site or individually here:

The Duplicators
Evolution
Audition
It´s Magic
Push The Button

Some background information from Meindbender’s Olov Burman:

In 2007 we released an animation test called Rabbit vs Football. This film got quite a lot of attention on the internet, and one the companies that contacted us was Cartoon Network. We were at that point looking for buyers for a film called Gifts for Greta.

Cartoon Network bought this as a Christmas ID short film, and it ended up winning awards in Promax/DBA Europe and world awards. Cartoon Network then ordered 5 more ID shorties, and we started working on the “Duplicator Series.”

We put together a small but dedicated crew of world class CGI artists and got to work. After several months of hard work we completed the production. We hope you enjoy the films.”

www.meindbender.com

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Dec 09

Grattis ALLI! Official Selection av sin kortfilm Greed på Siggraph ASIA

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Stort Grattis till Alli Sadegiani som fått sin kortfilm Greed vald till Official Selection på Siggraph Asia.

För er som inte sett denna fina film tidigare:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktbj-WpzgvQ]

“Greed gjordes som slutprojekt för Animation Mentor och snurrar just nu på diverse festivaler.Just nu är
Official selection på Siggraph Asia. Den har tidigare varit Official selection bade på Siggraph och Cannes Short film Corner.”

Officiell sida:  www.embrya.se/greed

Mer om Alli :www.embrya.se
http://www.linkedin.com/in/embrya

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Dec 07

SAAVA anordnar Animationsbar på el mundo den 9:e december.

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Animationsbar i mina krokar!

Snubblade in på http://animationsbloggen.blogspot.com/ som är en blogg SAAVA intresseorganisationen för Animation och Visual art i Sverige.

Jag ska vara ärlig och säga att jag inte hade någon vidare koll på SAAVA tyvärr, men kul är det i alla fall.  Så kom, jag ska försöka komma loss från barn och förldraledighet. Det är ändå bara runt hörnet…

“Onsdagen den 9 dec tänkte vi i SAAVA testa en nygammal grej: Animationsbar.
Kom förbi El Mundo, Erstagatan 21, kl 19.00 och bejaka animationsnörden i dig.

Det här barhänget är en test och om det faller väl ut så tänkte vi köra en animationsbar en gång i månaden där inbjudna studios och animatörer får presentera sig, specialvisningar av svårfunnen film och work in progress. Men så här före jul orkar vi inte tänka så mycket på det utan tänkte köra så avslappnat som möjligt, så kom förbi, ta en öl och träffa nya & gamla bekanta”

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Dec 04

OKQ8-Wreck Studios

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Wreck Studios kör på trots lågkonjunkturen, här är ett exempel på ett av deras senaste projekt, OKQ8 för webben och TV.

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läs mer om WRECK
Client: OKQ8
Agency:Ogilvy
Prodcompany: Stiller Studios
D.O.P: Simon Rudholm
Post: Wreck studios
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