Jan 22

Let’sDance | important looking pirates

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Let’s Dance “promos”

Important Looking Pirates finished off 2009 with a trailer and print campaign for Let’s Dance – one of Sweden’s most popular TV shows.

ILP did three promo spots with accompanying prints where each dancer was was enhanced by a unique effect.

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Art directed by Brokendoll, each wing was composed by a variety of CG fluid, cloth and particle elements to make it look dynamic and fun. With no physical rules to follow there was an excellent opportunity to be creative, making the male dancer Stefan Sauk’s effect very dramatic and the shot with Elin Kling more feminine and vibrant.

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important looking pirates | Let’sDance.

Jan 22

Adidas | important looking pirates

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A nice collaboration between ILP and North Kingdom. Nice work!

The well known Swedish interactive design firm North Kingdom hired us to create high-end VFX for “Teamgeist” – a campaign site for Adidas. Our task was to create the transformation effect when the team members turn into faceless players.

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Agency: North Kingdom
Film Production: Direktörn & Fabrikörn
Sound: Dinamhoe
Post: Dreamfield, Important Looking Pirates, Fido
Web production: Thomson Interactive
Norh Kingdom Team:
Creative Director/copy: David Eriksson
Account Director: Roger Stighäll
Producer: Marcus Ivarsson
Lead Art Director: Robert Lindström
User Experience Designer: Linus Nilsson
Planner: Sonja Lakner
Lead 3D Artist: Mathias Lindgren
Lead Flash Developer: Hans Eklund
Production Manager: Mia Wallmark
Graphic Designer: Mikael Forsgren
Assistant Art Director: Kalle Engström
Flash Developer: David Lundmark
Flash Developer: Kim Eriksson
3D Artist: Daniel Wallström
3D Artist: Lucian Trofin
Designer: Felix Hill Motion
Illustrator: Therese Larsson
Film Production Manager: Kristina Junzell
ILP team:
VFX Supervisor: Yafei Wu
VFX Producer: Frida Färlin
VFX team: Jonas Andersson, Niklas Ström,Niklas Jacobson, Patrik Wedinger, Erik Axelson, Sverker Nordqvist

Campaign site

important looking pirates | Adidas.

Jan 21

BAFTA short List announced

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The awards season moves on .. Bafta short list announced for VFX and animated film.

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

AVATARJoe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones
DISTRICT 9Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, Matt Aitken
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCEJohn Richardson, Tim Burke, Tim Alexander, Nicolas Aithadi
THE HURT LOCKERRichard Stutsman
STAR TREKRoger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, Burt Dalton


ANIMATED FILM

Coraline - 1
CORALINEHenry Selick
Fantastic Fox - 1
FANTASTIC MR FOXWes Anderson
Up - 3
UPPete Docter

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Film Awards Nominations – Film – Awards – The BAFTA site.

Jan 20

30 Incredible Matte Paintings from Famous Films | CreativeFan

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Inspiring Matte paintings.

30 Incredible Matte Paintings from Famous Films

Matte painting is a visual effects process which combines 3D rendering in programs such as 3DSMax, Maya, and Fusion, along with hand-painted and photostock elements to create a seamless visual environment.  For feature films, this matte painting environment is then used along with camera techniques to composite the actors into a virtual 3D scene while maintaining natural lighting and realistic environments.  Matte paintings have been used in many films, from the Wizard of Oz, all the way up to James Cameron’s smash hit, Avatar.

This post will showcase 30 incredible matte paintings from the most talented matte painters around, including Dylan Cole, Dusso, and Frederic St-Arnaud.  Movies showcased include Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, The DaVinci Code, and Sin City.  This post isn’t necessarily an endorsement of the film, but instead, focuses on the stunning visual effects displayed.

If you’re wondering why there are no matte paintings from Avatar here, most of the matte paintings have not yet been cleared for release.  However, you can check out some DVDs from the artists involved over at The Gnomon Workshop, who recently saluted the artists of Avatar.

Enjoy the artworks, and special thanks to all the artists for creating breathtaking works of art that leave us dazzled film after film.

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The Lord of the Rings

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Sin City

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The Chronicles of Riddick

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Alien vs. Predator

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The Island

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The Punisher

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Superman Returns

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Night at the Museum

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Daredevil

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Eragon

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30 Incredible Matte Paintings from Famous Films | CreativeFan.

Jan 19

THR states Avatar leads VES awards | Fxguide

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THR states Avatar leads VES awards , surprised?

The VES nominations have been released a tad early it seems by the Hollywood Reporter, which is claiming James Cameron’s “Avatar” led the list of nominations scoring 11 nominations.

The animated “Coraline,”also released in Stereo, followed with four nominations.

New Zealand-based Weta Digital, which worked on “Avatar,” led the company noms with nine.

For visual effects in an effects-driven motion picture feature, the nominees are “2012,” “Avatar,” “District 9,” “Star Trek” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Noms for supporting visual effects in a movie went to “Angels & Demons,” “The Box,” “Invictus,” “The Road” and “Sherlock Holmes.”

“9,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Caroline,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Up” were nominated for outstanding animation in an animated feature.

VES noms in 20 categories, covering film, animation, TV, commercials and video games were chosen Saturday by blue-ribbon panels of VES members, meeting in Burbank, San Francisco and London.

Information on the Night and the James Cameron Special Award: VES Awards site

viafxguide quick takes » THR states Avatar leads VES awards.

Jan 18

VFXWages – Global database

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Do you want to compare your salary? Do it here…

VFXWages is a global database of hourly monetary rates of people in the film and television visual effects, animation, motion graphics, and gaming industry. It allows you to see where you rate among the rest of the artists in your experience, occupation and location. Have you ever wondered if you’re earning too little? Pondering what a similar artist in your position is making on the other side of the world? Using our Wages system, you can graphically compare wages and salaries around the world.

VFXWages: Public Beta.

Jan 13

Latest news from FilmTecknarna

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MORE NOMINATIONS FOR TUSSILAGO

The new short film Tussilago, by Jonas Odell,is nominated for a Golden Bear in the short film section of the Berlin Film Festival.It is an animated documentary about one of the most noted criminal cases in Sweden during the 20th century.

NEW TV-SERIES FROM JESSICA LAUREN

The new tv-series directed by Jessica Laurén – The Who-films, based on the books by Swedish author Stina Wirsén, will have world premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival this year.

TUSSILAGO NOMINATED IN GOTHENBURGJonas Odell’s new short film “Tussilago”has been nominated for an award in the upcoming Gothenburg International Filmfestival in January.

FilmTecknarna.

Jan 12

heart by laurent clermont

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Found this lovely animation from Laurent who works at Againstallodds. It is also featured on Motiongrapher really nice work!

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