Aug 17

The Important looking pirates has been doing some recruiting.

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ILP has been doing some serious recruiting. For the observant reader the author/owner of this blog is one of them.

I’m looking forward to it!

Following article is in swedish.

PIRATERNAS TOPPREKRYTERING

PIRATERNAS TOPPREKRYTERING

Efterfrågan på 3D- och animeringsjobb ökar och den Stockholmsbaserade postproduktionsbyrån Important Looking Pirates (ILP) är ett av bolagen som märker av ökningen. De växer och välkomnar nu fyra nya kollegor till företaget.

Nyrekryteringen innebär också starten av två nya avdelningar hos ILP, en Online- och en Marknadsavdelning, samt en nysatsning på 2D avdelningen.

– Det känns riktigt bra att vi lyckats rekryterat fyra mycket erfarna medarbetare så att vi kan möta den ökade efterfrågan samt fortsätta utveckla de tjänster vi erbjuder, säger Niklas Jacobson, en av grundarna och ägarna av ILP.

David Wahlberg tillträdde som Head of 2D i början av Augusti och leder utvecklingen av  ILP’s 2D- nysatsning.

– Vi har sett en ökad förfrågan från våra kunder att inte bara erbjuda 3D utan även 2D och därför har vi utökat 2D sidan med en dedikerad Nuke-avdelning, säger Yafei Wu, Head of CG och grundare.

David har ett imponerande register och har jobbat på storfilmer som Iron Man 2, Slumdog Millionaire, Tropic Thunder, Speed Racer, Vantage Point m.fl.

Han har under de senaste åren jobbat på ett flertal stora postproduktionsbolag runt om i världen, bl.a. The Mill i London och LA, Rainmaker i London och nu senast på Fuel VFX i Sydney, och kommer nu alltså hem till Sverige.

Kalle Lundberg kommer närmast från Riviera och kommer arbeta med ILP’s nya Onlineavdelning. Han tillträder som Smokeoperatör med start den 23e Augusti.

– Kalle kommer vara en nyckelperson i uppstartandet av vår nya ”Finishing suite” som smygstartar i höst men beräknas bli helt klar efter jul, säger Yafei Wu.

Kalle har arbetat med postproduktion i 10 år,  bland annat som Flame-operatör, och har erfarenhet från reklamfilm, musikvideos, TV och film. Bland de senaste projekten hittar vi postproduktionen för The Temper Traps senaste musikvideo, regisserad av Daniel Eskils.

Måns Björklund kommer närmast från Milford Film & Animation och tillträder som VFX Producer på ILP den 1:a September.

Måns har lång erfarenhet av postproduktion och började sin karriär redan 1996 som animatör på Commando Royale och har sedan dess jobbat som VFX Supervisor och Production Manager på ett flertal av Stockholms stora postproduktionsföretag.

ILP har inte bara rekryterat talanger från postproduktionsbranschen utan även rekryterat från marknadsföringsjätten Procter & Gamble.

Emma Ledent kommer från Procter & Gamble och tillträder som Director of Marketing & Sales, en tjänst som inte funnits på ILP tidigare.

– Det är otroligt spännande att arbeta med Emma som istället för teknisk erfarenhet tillför skarp marknads- och säljkompetens till bolaget, säger Niklas Jacobson.

Emma arbetade på Procter & Gamble i 3 år och har varit Nordisk marknadschef för Duracell och Pampers.

– Min viktigaste uppgift kommer vara att få ut vårt namn och se till att alla intressenter vet vilka vi är och vad vi gör, säger Emma Ledent.

Important Looking Pirates AB – PIRATERNAS TOPPREKRYTERING – MyNewsdesk.

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Aug 04

Naiad | Exotic matter

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News from Exotic matter about their state-of-the-art dynamics software Naiad.

The above simulation (click on it to play), was shown at NUGGET and we are now releasing it to the general public as an example of what a small group of talented artists can achieve using Naiad.

  • The simulation was run on a single quad-core Intel(R) computer running the latest Naiad 0.3 release.
  • FLIP particle count was around 18 million, plus another 20 million “splash/spray/foam” particles on top of that.
  • The viking longboat is a Naiad rigid-body that fully interacts with the ocean (e.g. strong two-way coupling for the initiated).  The longboat’s motion comes entirely from the Naiad physics.
  • Naiad solved this simulation (including the coupled rigid-body) in just under 3 minutes per frame. No GPU acceleration, no distributed simulation.
  • There are no texture maps or displacement maps in this render; what you see is just the mesh surfaced using Naiad’s own particle surfacer, rendered with just a water shader.  The white spray/splash/foam particles were rendered simply as points.

Naiad – Home.

  • Simulated, lit and rendered (using RenderMan) by the Important Looking Pirates, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • May 18

    Fox Sports ”id 2010″ | ILPVFX

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    Together with the guys at Fox Sports Design ILP created multiple versions of the new Fox Sports Id.

    have a look!

    Fox Sports

    “id 2010”

    Chief Marketing Officer (CMO): Eric Markgraf
    SVP/ Creative Director: Robert Gottlieb
    VP: Bill Battin
    Creative Director: Blake Danforth
    Producer: Keith Hritz
    Flame: Kevin Prendiville
    ILP Team:
    VFX Supervisor: Yafei Wu
    VFX Producer: Frida Färlin
    VFX team: Daniel Rådén, Bobo Skipper, Niklas Nyqvist, Niklas Ström, Sebastian Rosso, Jonas Andersson, Patrik Wedinger, Björn Malmgren
    May 18

    Stadium “Running” | ILPVFX

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    Some great set-extensions and cg environments for “Stadium” done by ILPVFX. Produced by B-Reel films and directed by Filip Tellander.

    Don’t forget to have a look at the “behind the scenes” work!

    Client: Stadium
    Agency: Frankenstein
    Project Manager: Ann-Sofi Osvald
    CD: Pontus Frankenstein
    Art Director: Anders Lövgren
    Production Company: B-Reel Film
    Director: Filip Tellander
    Line Producer: Lars Nordenson
    DOP: Fredrik Bäckar
    Sound: Redpipe
    Music: Klas Åhlund
    VFX: ILP
    Online: ILP
    ILP Team:
    VFX Supervisor: Niklas Jacobson
    VFX Producer: Frida Färlin
    VFX Team: Jonas Andersson, Björn Malmgren, Dongjoo Artursson
    May 17

    Vitamin Well | ILPVFX | Jesper Kouthoofd

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    A new “splashing” update from ILPVFX.

    ILP has teamed up with Jesper Kouthoofd for this launch campaign for Swedish vitamin drink called “Vitamin Well”. Yet another great fluid experiment from the ILP team.

    Vitamin Well:
    Marketing Manager: Jimmy Ramstedt
    Brand Manager: Catharina Carlsdotter
    Lowe Brindfors:
    Project Manager: John Öhlin
    Production Manager: Kristin Enersen
    AD: Rickard Villard
    Copy: Stefan Pagreus
    Planner: Joakim Wållgren
    Graphic design: Jesper Kewenter and Isabel Widén
    ILP Team:
    VFX Supervisor: Niclas Jacobson
    VFX Producer: Frida Färlin
    VFX Team: Niklas Ström, Jonas Andersson, Dongjoo Artursson, Sebastian Rosso, Björn Malmgren, Daniel Rådén, Yafei Wu
    May 02

    Swedish Seat collaboration

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    New car commercial for Seat ecomotive. 3D done by ILPVFX. Production company: Acne, directors: Wreck creative studios

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

    Apr 29

    Bredbandsbolaget | ILPVFX

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    New stuff from ILP

    Important looking pirates created the cg orch playing the drums in the background in this

    Bredbandsbolaget tvc. Well done!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISmIz0sp4A8]

    Mar 23

    Telenor Walking | Dreamfield

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    Dreamfield in Skellefteå has just finished post production on a few commercials for Telenor. Their work involved real life footage composited with miniatures and 3D, wire removal, set extentions and motion graphics. Production time was about 10 days to finish one 45 sec and three 30 sec, all filmed on s35 and scanned to HD.

    View the movie here

    or

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2Q1GdD8I0]

    Agency: TRY Oslo
    Brand: Telenor
    Production Company: ACNE Production
    Directors: Popcore
    DoP: Crille Forsberg
    Digital Compositors DRMFLD: Eric Öhman, Simon Tingell
    Motion Designer/Visual Effects DRMFLD: Petter Arnqvist Eriksson
    3D: Important Looking Pirates


    Feb 05

    important looking pirates | Absolut “Loops”

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    ILP have been busy bee’s lately, have a look at their latest creation for Absolut Vodka and Acne Production.

    Very nice full cg spots, as all work from ILP beautiful rendered.

    Important Looking Pirates just finished two Absolute Vodka, full CG spots, for ACNE production. The challenge was to create a photo realistic set featuring a wide range of frozen objects in mid-air. We tried to capture the action and the weight of falling objects.

    CREDITS

    Direction: Daniel Skoglund, Linnéa Bergman Sjöstrand
    Producer: Pål Åsberg
    Line Producer: Alexander Blidner
    Production coordinators: Marcus Henricsson/Karolina Sjöborg
    ILP team:
    VFX Supervisor: Niklas Jacobson
    VFX Producer: Frida Färlin
    VFX team: Daniel Rådén, Niklas Ström, Sigurd Fernström, Niklas Nyqvist

    Read more at: important looking pirates | Absolut.

    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.

    Play
    Credits

    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.