Dec 17

Avatar Exclusive -Behind The Scenes (The Art of Performance Capture)

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Awesome 1st behind the scenes of Avatar (that I’ve seen atleast).

The art of performance capture“.  Just have a look at it, especially if you work with mocap.

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Dec 17

Trollbäck rebrands Nickelodeon.

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“Trollbäck rebrands Nickelodeon and lends the channel some of its noted sophistication and restraint. ”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEWRBwfVE9w]

See more

or http://www.trollback.com

Dec 16

Avatar in 3D. Just see it!

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I just came back from the cinema watching James Cameron’s AVATAR in 3D. I must say I was a bit sceptical.
I’m overwhelmed by all the visual effects and the great film. If you are going to see one film this year or the next one, see Avatar in 3D. Great experience. If Avatar doesn’t win the academy award for best vfx, then i’ll be really surpriesd. Weta and he other vfx companies has taken the next step towards the future in vfx. So big thanks and congratulations to all the people that has been working on it. GREAT WORK!
Here are some Swedes in the production… Give them some applause!

Mathias Larserud …. visual effects artist
Pär Tingström …. digital modeler: weta digital
Tor-Bjorn Olsson …. texture artist

Avatar 2009 – Full cast and crew.

http://www.avatarmovie.com/

http://www.avatarplanet.net

Review

read more in Hollywoodreporter

‘Avatar’ eyeing big boxoffice bow

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Dec 15

Visual Effects & Animation: SHOOT Top Ten Chart – SHOOTonline

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Big congratulations to Milford & Against all odds. You are on 8th place out of 10, on SHOOT magazine this quarter’s leading VFX and Animation spots with GIO “meticulos”.  The contenders are big companies as The Mill,MPC,PSYOP,Method.

The list!

1. Weetabix’s “Steeplechase” The Mill London

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANzDO9ZqppY]

2. Kerry LowLow’s “Mouse” MPC, London

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pssqhyS-LE]
Making off:
[youtube= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YXI-AA2yYk]

3. “Good Vibrations” for Liberty Mutual’s The Responsibility Project – Acme Filmworks.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUKHzOXo87k]

4. Michelin’s “Evil Gas Pump” – PSYOP

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF_I68jCwHg]

5. Vaseline’s “Amazing Moisture”- Carbon VFX

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN8Bjw5Y0mo]

6. New Balance’s “Feet On Head”- Method

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfLTRzWvlJ0]

7. Diet Dr Pepper’s “Unbelievable” – Bent image lab, Portland Oregon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-OfbiG5Eog]

8. GIO Insurance’s “Meticulous” – Milford, Sthlm

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCCJxnyhfm4]

9. “Be That Woman” for Washington Area Women’s Foundation – Sherbet prod, London

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsbT-VbA0Rk]

10. Porsche Cars North America’s “Family Tree”- Asylum, Santa Monica .

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpkDrtVx00]
Read more:

Visual Effects & Animation: SHOOT Top Ten Chart – SHOOTonline.

Dec 15

The Mill NY vfx for a Traktor-Directed Dell Spot

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Swedish director collective TRAKTOR directed this “magical computer factory complete with singing workers, robots and moving parts was the creation of The Mill NY for ‘Treats,’ a Traktor-directed spot featuring Dell’s colourful range of Inspiron laptops. ”

Click here to watch the spot

Click here to watch making of splitscreen

Read more : The Mill NY vfx for a Traktor-Directed Dell Spot.

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.”

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..

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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Fido