Jan 20

WINTER OLYMPICS 2014 TEASER | Important looking pirates

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Steaming new and hot stuff from the creative team at ILP for MTG and the Winter Olympics in Sotchi.

 

 

 

MTG TV

  • Project Manager: Karl-Gustav Engström
  • Creative Director: Anna Persson
  • Production Manaer: Fredrik Andreis

ILPVFX

  • Concept and Pitch Team: Jan Cafourek, Niklas Andersson,
    Bobo Skipper, Saleh Najib

Production Team ILPVFX

  • Producer: Jan Cafourek
  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Supervisor: Yafei Wu & Niklas Ström
  • Lead Animator: Niklas Andersson
  • 3D Artists: Jason Martin, Julien Taton, Björn Malmberg, Robin Perdén, Patrik Wedinger, Anders Freij, Martin Eneroth,
    Bobo Skipper, Saleh Najib
  • 2D: Fredrik Rosado
  • Compositors: Jonathan Harris, Jens Tenland, Niklas Nyqvist

Sound: Redpipe Stockholm

Voice Over: Göran Zachrisson

Studio: Stiller Studios Lidingö

Dec 10

MAGNETIC ATTRACTION | Important looking pirates

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ILP is back with one of their specialities… liquids. This time in a collaboration with MPC London.

Have a look!

 

INFO ABOUT MAGNETIC ATTRACTION

We sure do love our fluids! Take a look at our latest commercial for Thirst pockets!

MPC London trusted us with the visual effects work for one of their latest commercials.
The spot is about a family walking home after doing some shopping for Thirst Pockets. The raw absorption ability of the Thirst pockets attracts liquids in their surroundings which made for some interesting visual effects shots for ILP.

We did all the simulation and rendering in Houdini, and compositing and clean up in Nuke.

CREDITS

MPC credits:
Agency – Creative & Commercial
Production – MPC Creative
Colour Grade – MPC London

ILP credits:

  • VFX Supervisor: Niklas Jacobson
  • VFX Producer: Jan Cafourek
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka
  • FX TD & LEAD FX Artist: Jonas Andersson
  • FX TD: Julien Taton
  • 2D Artist: Jens Tenland

 

Dec 03

Behind the screenz – ILP at the AREA | Autodesk

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Check out this massive interview with Niklas Jacobson, Vfx supervisor and Co-founder – ILP @ behind the screenz at the AREA- Autodesk.

He talks about ILP’s work on Kon-tiki, their short “The other side” and volumetric renderer Tempest.

http://area.autodesk.com/inhouse/bts/swedish_bounty_with_the_important_looking_pirates

If you read carefully you’ll find me as well talking about our work on Kon-tiki.

If that wasn’t enough there is a in depth tutorial/walk through on how ILP created on of the shark shots for Kon-tiki.

http://area.autodesk.com/tutorials/kon_tiki_shark_shot_walk_through_by_ilp

Nov 19

The frozen 1 – | Important looking pirates

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The frozen 1 – the last Fox stinger ID from Important looking pirates.

CREDITS

Production: Important Looking Pirates

Direction: Important Looking Pirates

VFX: Important Looking Pirates

Client: Fox Sports 1

Project: Stinger IDs

  • EVP/Head of Marketing:Robert Gottlieb
  • SVP On-Air Promotions: Bill Battin
  • VP Creative: Chris Stifel
  • VP Marketing: Keith Hritz
  • Director On-Air Promotions:Jason O’Leary
  • Creative Director: Blake Danforth


ILP VFX TEAM

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka
  • VFX Supervisor/Creative Direction: Yafei Wu
  • Lead Artist: Damien Delaunay
  • VFX Artists: Julien Taton, Niklas Ström


VFX Sound: Peter Benisch

Special thanks to: Carl Hermelin, Dongjoo Artursson

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/the-frozen-1/#sthash.KeVSlb3K.dpuf

Nov 18

The Tough 1 – FOX sports | Important looking pirates

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More stuff in the Fox stinger Id’s series, this time it is The Tough 1.

 

CREDITS

Production: Important Looking Pirates

Direction: Important Looking Pirates

VFX: Important Looking Pirates

Client: Fox Sports 1

Project: Stinger IDs

  • EVP/Head of Marketing:Robert Gottlieb
  • SVP On-Air Promotions: Bill Battin
  • VP Creative: Chris Stifel
  • VP Marketing: Keith Hritz
  • Director On-Air Promotions:Jason O’Leary
  • Creative Director: Blake Danforth


ILP VFX TEAM

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka
  • VFX Supervisor/Creative Direction: Yafei Wu
  • VFX Artists: Jonathan Harris, Niklas Nyqvist, Daniel Råden, Patrik Wedinger, Kevin Broberg, Jens Tenland


VFX Sound: Peter Benisch

Special thanks to: Carl Hermelin, Dongjoo Artursson

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/the-tough-1/#sthash.8MddZlYF.dpuf

Nov 13

Fox sports 1 – Hot 1- Important looking pirates

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Together with our friends at Fox Sports Design, ILP created three new “Stinger ID’s” for the grand launch of their new 24-hour sports network, Fox Sports 1. With plenty of experience under their belt from previous work with the guys we thought we had a pretty good idea of what direction they would want to go in, boy were we wrong…

Three unique stinger were to be made based on the words “hot”, “frozen” and “tough”. The direction was: “irreverent fun” and “nothing like we’ve seen on Fox before”. They could be 2D illustration, full CG, live action, motion graphics or anything else. This proved to be more difficult than we had originally thought. All of our initial ideas were still way too “Fox” so we took a step back and started to bounce really quirky, ridiculous and even plain silly ideas back and forth and low and behold, we finally came up with three concepts that got approved!

The production of the three stingers involved three separate teams working in parallel. This was good not only in terms of time savings but also because the stingers were so different from each other both in style and production needs. We had a full CG stinger of a frog stuck with its’ tongue on a block of ice, a music video style edit where we needed to insert the logo into live footage and finally a giant ice cream melting under the heat of the Fox Sports1 logo in ILP’s own parking lot!

This project allowed us to have a lot of creative freedom which we thoroughly enjoyed and we look forward to more of the same in the near future.

We hope you too find these stingers “irreverent fun” and “nothing like we’ve seen on Fox before”. Enjoy!

CREDITS

Production: Important Looking Pirates

Direction: Important Looking Pirates

VFX: Important Looking Pirates

Client: Fox Sports 1

Project: Stinger IDs

  • EVP/Head of Marketing:Robert Gottlieb
  • SVP On-Air Promotions: Bill Battin
  • VP Creative: Chris Stifel
  • VP Marketing: Keith Hritz
  • Director On-Air Promotions:Jason O’Leary
  • Creative Director: Blake Danforth


ILP VFX TEAM

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka
  • VFX Supervisor/Creative Direction: Yafei Wu
  • Lead Artist: Jonas Andersson
  • VFX Artists: Patrik Wedinger, Kevin Broberg, Elin Laven, Jens Tenland


VFX Sound: Peter Benisch

Special thanks to: Carl Hermelin, Dongjoo Artursson

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/the-hot-1/#sthash.a0CDHuXa.dpuf

Oct 25

Game of phones | Important looking pirates

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Some great new updates from Important looking pirates.

Game of phones

We were approached by Claudio and David from ’3′ to create a promo for their latest Game of Phones campaign. Based on the success of the existing campaign they were looking to take the 60s Bond theme forward, creating a more visually graphic film for the web. The objective was to invite people to play theGame of Phones for a chance to be one of 100 unique people to win the new iphone 5 and have it personally delivered to their door.

We had 3 weeks production time from start to finish, which included coming up with a story that was not only informative and interesting but could also be shot in a day. We had over 22 shots to shoot, including a few where we had to change the direction of gravity! Our detailed 3D previs contributed a lot to the smooth running of the shoot. We shot at 100 fps to achieve the cool speed ramps in the film and to get a sharp edge with no motion blur to later create the clean silhouettes. This added up to a whole load of frames to conform, roto and comp!

We worked very collaboratively with the client on the look and feel of the film. Together we tried to come up with a suitable concept that best expressed the speed and endurance it takes to win the Game of Phones. We settled on the idea of a classic ’3′ chase through transitioning environments to illustrate each new challenge. After each win you see the players get thrown deeper and deeper into the ’3′ network until finally some are lucky enough to get through the door to the mastermind ‘Mannen från 3′ and win the new iphone 5.

It was a very creative process from start to finish and we thoroughly enjoyed working with the guys from ’3′. We feel we ended up with a fun piece of work!

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/game-of-phones/#sthash.SIQi7I5p.dpuf

Production – Important Looking Pirates

Direction – Important Looking Pirates

VFX – Important Looking Pirates

’3′ team:

  • Concept, Strategy/Creative Direction: Claudio Moyano
  • Art Direction/Design: David Karcenti
  • Project/Campaign Management: Johan Markus


ILP VFX team:

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Shoot Producer: Jan Cafourek
  • Production Assistant: Natalia Przezdziecka

  • Creative Director:
     Niklas Andersson
  • VFX Supervisor: Bobo Skipper
  • VFX Artists: Saleh Najib, Jens Tenland, Niklas Nyqvist, Patrik Wedinger, Jonas Andersson

 

Oct 07

Best VFX and Animation category nominations | Roy

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So the Swedish ROY-gala is getting closer. The nominations are released:

In the  VFX category:

Pixels – VFX by Important Looking pirates.

Lotto – VFX by STOPP

Everyday simplified – VFX på Important looking pirates and Hobbyfilm

In the animation category:

Ancient Invention – Animation by Naive

Sony wonderbook trailer –  Visual art

Compilation – Hobbyanimation

Check out all the nominees: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC78V08nh0QoG2T8M6ZstCTg

 

Oct 01

Add Power To Your Life – Vodafone | TBA + ILP

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Check out this epic TVC for Vodafone Germany! It’s a strong collaboration between the great team of Time based arts (all vfx except of sharks) and ILP (all sharks). A great example of what 2 small teams can achieve.

 

VFX Company – Time Based Arts

  • VFX Supervisor: Sheldon Gardner
  • Exec Prod: James Allen
  • Production: Chris Aliano, Hannah Clark
  • Flame: Mike Skrgatic, James Allen, Luke Todd, James Adamson
  • Flare: Steve Grasso
  • Smoke: Mike Aveling
  • Nuke: Leandro Vazquez, Andre Dias, Matt Shires, Jeanette Monero
  • Previs: Richard Perry
  • 3D: James Mann, Chris Woods, Ben Cantor, Graeme Turnbull, Jeroen Hooghoudt, Poul Resen Steenstrup, Toby Winder, Oscar Gonzalez Diez, Denis Baudin
  • Concept: Andrew Brooks, Matt Clark

 

VFX – Important Looking Pirates

  • Executive Producer: Måns Björklund
  • VFX Producer: Magdalena Berglind
  • Lead 3D Artist: Bobo Skipper
  • 3D Artists: Jonas Andersson, Patrik Wedinger
  • 2D Artists:  David Wahlberg, Jens Tenland, Niklas Nyqvist

– See more at: http://ilpvfx.com/work/view/add-power-to-your-life/#sthash.ApNX3GnH.dpuf