Dec 10

LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Von Broms hemlighet | Storm studios

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Check out stormstudios compositing on Swedish children feature film LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Von Broms hemlighet.



A few words about the project

PRODUCTION COMPANY:Svensk Filmindustri

DIRECTOR:Walter Söderlund,Pontus Klänge

VFX SUPERVISOR:Morten Moen,Fredrik Pihl


This movie was special because it was filmed entirely in a greenscreen studio. All backgrounds and sets were created digitally, and only the things that the actors interacted with directly were physically present in the studio. Even some things that the actors do interact with were done as digital props and set pieces. Even cars were painted green and replaced with cg versions. The pre-production on this film was long and detailed. Storm Studios was responsible for planning and leading the digital work. The cg was done by the Swedish company Mad Crew, and compositing was done by storm Studios.
All shots were blocked out using the 3d set in advance, and the camera placement and movement was transferred to a motion control camera in the studio. Before each take, a floorplan of the current digital set was projected onto the floor and marked with tape and stand-in green walls, stairs etc so that the actors could navigate the invisible world. The director and dop could see a rough rendition of the set comped live with the actors. This image was also shown on a large monitor visible from the studio so that actors could get a feel for the world they were in.
This was the largest undertaking we have had since we did the animated feature film Free Jimmy, and we are proud to have been part of Scandinavia’s first feature made in this way.

Dec 28

Kon-tiki VFX | Fxguide

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Great article about the great vfx work for Kon-tiki from ILP, Fido, Gimpville and Storm studios…


Kon-Tiki: water sims & digital sharks

By Ian Failes

December 28, 2012


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Oct 14

Great scandinavian vfx work | Kon-tiki

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Check this 10 minute demo including the vfx work for the Kon-tiki movie. VFX in order of apperance:  Storm studios (0:00-3:04), Fido (3:04-4:11), Important Looking pirates (4:12- 6:50), Gimpville (6:51-9:26)



This demo contains some of the over 500 effect shots in the motion picture KON-TIKI. Courtesy of the 4 Scandinavian VFX companies that contributed: Gimpville, Important Looking Pirates, Storm Studios and Fido. Directed by Joachim Roenning & Espen Sandberg. VFX Supervisor: Arne Kaupang. Music by Johan Söderquist.

Sep 10

Kon-tiki Breakdown | Stormstudios

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Check out Storm studios great work on New York set extensions and digital simulated water for Kon-tiki.


This year’s most anticipated Norwegian film Kon-Tiki has now been released, and Storm Studios is proud to be part of the adventure. Along with directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning we created images of  a 1946 New York. This was achieved by using a combination of footage from the set in Bulgaria, Matte Paintings, actors shot on green screen, CG cars and CG smoke.


Storm Studios has also replaced much of the pacific ocean with digital simulated water – one of the most challenging tasks in visual effects. Effects Supervisor Magnus Pettersson worked several months on developing the water pipeline. According to Magnus one of the most challenging tasks was to handle all the data that the water simulations created. Each version produced 1TB of data that needed to be processed and rendered. When our simulation machine with 96GB of RAM ran out of memory, we knew we were in for a treat.
We are very excited about our raging seas in broad daylight for the film’s big climax, and Mode Steinkjer from Dagsavisen Newspaper says “the special effects are impressive, whether they represent the actual events or contribute to the metaphysical buildup of the crew’s psychological state of mind”.

Sep 05

Kon-Tiki article – Rushprint

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Great article in Norwegian Rushprint about the work that production VFX supervisor Arne Kaupang did on Kon-tiki and his collaboration with all the VFX houses involved.

Kon-Tikis visuelle utfordring – Rushpri


Jul 16

Kon-tiki trailer #2

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Check out the latest trailer for the Norwegian film about the true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947.

Great VFX work and collaboration on the 500 + vfx shots from Swedish vfx shops, Important looking pirates and from Fido and from Norwegian Gimpville and Storm studios.

I’m really proud to have been a part of this production, it’s going to be great to see it!

Also check out this article (in Norwegian)

English subtitles


Norwegian subtitles


Apr 25

Glimpse at Kon Tiki

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Check out this report from todays Norwegian news NRK regarding the great vfx work done by the teams from ILP,Fido,Storm and Gimpville.

Especially have a look at the great reviews from the directors regarding ILP’s work on the shark shots in the film. 34:40-35:05 at

Film – Kon Tiki – Dagsrevyen 24.04.12 – April 12 – Dagsrevyen – Nyheter – NRK Nett-TV.

Dec 22

KON-TIKI trailer 1

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The latest and 1st official trailer for 100 million (skr) budget film Kon-tiki with vfx from Important looking pirates, Fido, Stormstudios and Gimpville.

The vfx is going to be great and I think the plot will be great as well.