Feb 01

The Art of VFX » AVATAR: Mathilde Tollec – VFX Supervisor – BUF Company

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For all you Avatar fans: A new article about the work done by BUF in France on Avatar from the new interesting blog Art of Vfx by Vincent Frei

Mathilde Tollec entered at BUF in 2004. She became visual effects supervisor on the film RICKY and she has just ended the supervision of AVATAR.

– Hi Mathilde, can you explain us your course?
After a degree S, I studied computer graphics during 4 years in Supinfocom Valenciennes.
After the getting my certificate, I postulated in BUF.

– How did you arrive to BUF and what films did you supervise there?
Lasting during my third year in Supinfocom, I made my training period at BUF, I right away loved this company, that’s why I went back to it next year.
On my arrival at BUF I worked first during 1 years on advertising, then on films: “2046″, “MY ANGEL”, “BATMAN BEGINS”, “HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE”. I supervised some advertising and then some sequences on films such as “SILENT HILL”, “THE PRESTIGE” and “BABYLON AD”. Finally, I supervised the film “Ricky” directed by François Ozon.

Read more at http://www.artofvfx.com/?p=15

Feb 01

K-RAUTA | Alphabetic Order

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New 2d animation for K-rauta by Alphabetical order via Acne.

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Jan 31

Interview with Peder Norrby of Trapcode | greyscalegorilla

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Intersesting interview the founder and maker of After effects, Peder Norrby.

I recently sat down with Peder Norrby, the maker of Trapcode, at his apartment in Stockholm Sweden to talk about how Trapcode got started.

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Jan 28

Avatar: Framestore and Renderman | Fxpodcast

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New AVATAR podcast from fxguide.

Avatar: Framestore and Renderman
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Jan 28, 2010 – In part 3 of our series on Avatar we talk with Dana Batali from the Pixar Renderman team and Christian Kaestner, compositing supervisor from Framestore.

Jan 27

“Guldbagge” to lead animator for “Metropia”

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At the swedish film awards “Guldbagge-galan”, norwegian lead animator Isak Gjertsen won a special award  for “Metropia”.

Big congratulations!

Isak Gjertsen

Guldbagge till chefsanimatören för “Metropia” – Filmnyheterna – nyheter, analys, debatt om film och filmbranschen.

Jan 27

Richard Williams: Animation Reels | Motionographer

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Some old classic animation commercials from animation GURU Richard Williams.

Enjoy this classic, two-part showcase (reel 1, reel 2) of famed animator, Richard Williams, in a treasure-trove of traditional animation for commercial advertising.

Richard Williams: Animation Reels | Motionographer | Motion graphics, design, animation, filmmaking and visual effects.

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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Star Wars

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The Chronicles of Riddick

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Alien vs. Predator

via Chris Thunig

via Chris Thunig

Journey to Mecca

via Frederic St-Arnaude

via Frederic St-Arnaud

The Island

via Dusso

via Dusso

The Punisher

via Rob Blauser

via Rob Blauser

The DaVinci Code

via Chris Thunig

via Chris Thunig

Superman Returns

via Dylan Cole

via Dylan Cole

via David Luong

via David Luong

via Dylan Cole

via Dylan Cole

Night at the Museum

via David Luong

via David Luong

Daredevil

via Dylan Cole

via Dylan Cole

via Dylan Cole

via Dylan Cole

Pirates of the Caribbean

via Dusso

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Eragon

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30 Incredible Matte Paintings from Famous Films | CreativeFan.