Case Studies Folder
Case Studies Folder
Earlier this year, Italian director Francesco Calabrese and VFX freelance artist, Fabrizio Bonaga were thinking of ways to collaborate with Amari, an aspiring band from Udine, Italy, with whom they’d become quite friendly with in recent months. Calabrese wanted to do something funny, creative, challenging, and even a little crazy. So the idea was hatched to make a film-style music video based on a series of classic science fiction movies and to realistically insert the b …
- Oct 07, 2010
During the summer of 2009, while in the midst of post-production on his Warner Bros. picture, Invictus, Clint Eastwood approached the film’s visual effects supervisor Michael Owens about creating an even more gritty and realistic look for the rugby players in the film. CIS Vancouver, under the direction of visual effects supervisor Geoffrey Hancock, was already well into visual effects work on the virtual crowds and stadiums for the rugby matches when they were also tasked with creating the …
- Oct 07, 2010
“Dimensionalization, the process of creating a 3D image from a 2D image, provides film directors with a level of artistic control that is generally not obtainable using stereo cinematography or automated techniques such as those using motion detection. When we convert films to 3D, we think in terms of the style and the degree of Dimensionalization required for each scene. This helps us determine the way we use our tools to create the desired impact, at an appropriate cost …
- Oct 27, 2010
When asked what it would take to turn the movie Nosferatu into an anaglyph 3D movie, I thought for a moment and then replied “Seventy thousand dollars, a team of 10 to 15 visual effects artists and 3 months.”
Curious, I then asked “What do we actually have to work with?”. Keith Carter, the Director of the project (and a g …
- Nov 01, 2010
“Clients come to Postique with a variety of different projects, but a similar request. Namely, to be creative.”
That’s the driving sentiment at Postique today, and while it may sound like an obvious goal for a leading VFX design shop, senior editor Jeff Fleck knows there’s a lot of sweat that goes into building a pipeline - a suite of tools - that enables creativity. Postique, based in Southfield, Michigan prides itself on the multi-platform environment they’ve built - an …
- Jan 17, 2011
Cameron Clark is a filmmaker, animator and visual effects supervisor-for-hire who splits his time between Oakland and LA, and is driven by a passion for visual story telling.
Recently, Cameron was tapped by Warner Music USA and London Alley Entertainment to act as the effects supervisor for The Goo Goo Dolls newest music video, “Not Broken” where he oversaw the shooting and designing of individual effects elements and executed the compositing and animati …
- Jan 18, 2011
For over 14 years, LOOK Effects has been a leading provider of digital-effects solutions for feature film, episodic television and special venue projects. With studios in Los Angeles and New York, LOOK offers a knowledgeable and resourceful approach in partnering with their clients to supervise and produce visual effects. On both coasts, LOOK offers ideas and options for digital effects design, on-set supervision, set-extension creation, 3D animation and complex compositing that dovetail …
- Feb 08, 2011
VFX supervisor, Tim Burke and producer Emma Norton first approached Baseblack in early 2009 to ask if they’d be interested in working on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the two–part epic finale to the most successful franchise in cinema history. Baseblack had worked on several previous films in the Harry Potter series. This time, Tim and Emma were thinking about using a flexible boutique; one that could be deployed throughou …
- Apr 13, 2011
They say good comedy is all about timing.
That’s all well and good for live comedy, but what happens when you’re shooting a Hollywood blockbuster comedy? Take after take resulting in hundreds of shots and scenes in no particular order. Just footage. What’s missing? Timing.
And the reality in the industry today is that good comedy films are created in post production, with extremely sophisticated VFX playing a bigger role than ever in helping create that critical t …
- May 03, 2011
The stereo 3D conversion process has evolved significantly in only a few short years. What was first perceived as simply a process of taking existing 2D footage and manipulating parallax and convergence to create an illusion of 3D, has in fact become a sophisticated process of transforming footage shot in 3D to be more immersive, cleaner and in a word - better! And in the span of two or three years, not only has the technology evolved, but companies like Identity FX in Los Angeles have invest …
- May 03, 2011
Ben Le Tourneau, is a partner and ‘Director of Motion’ for The Operators, a London based creative post production shop that specializes in innovative, creative techniques that bridge the gap between print and digital media. Recently, Ben and his team were talking about ways to promote their work in a way that truly demonstrated their creative differentiation. Tired of the ‘show reel’ approach, Ben came up with an idea.
Rather than compile a montage of client samples, the te …
- Sep 07, 2011
Founded in 2006, Gradient FX is a multiple award-winning artist and technology-driven VFX studio. Balancing the ideal blend of art and technology, Gradient FX artfully mix their technological savvy with high design and artistry to deliver unconventional, yet visually stunning results for their clients. Gradient FX has over 30 feature films under their belts - from arthouse indies to global blockbuster films, as well as award-winni …
- Sep 21, 2011
Jack Tunnicliffe of Java Post understands the inherent difficulties at just about every level of production. Having worked in television as a cameraman, director, producer, and ultimately parlaying all of his production and post production experiences into the company he founded, Jack brings a solve-anything approach to his work. In fact, Java Post is often praised by its clients as a shop that “takes the p …
- Oct 31, 2011
Identity FX, Inc. is a full-service Visual Effects and Stereoscopic 3D facility located in Los Angeles and has more than one-hundred visual effects and stereoscopic credits to its name, and counts all of the major US Studios and several television networks as clients.
Identity FX has earned a reputation in the industry for impressive work as a high-concept VFX shop, but also for its acclaimed stereo 3D conversion work on s …
- Dec 05, 2011
Boundary VFX specializes in rotoscoping, keying, wire & rig removal, paint and reconstruction. Run by a globally distributed team of professional digital artists based in the US, UK, Brazil and Canada who share a passion for visual effects. Its artists have worked on commercial and tel …
- Dec 19, 2011
Customer Profile: TRIXTER (Munich. Los Angeles. Toronto. Berlin)
Since 1998, TRIXTER has been creating outstanding visual effects and digital character animation for feature films, television and commercials. From the early days, TRIXTER established itself as a major player in the field of emotive character animation, both for fully computer generated animated features as well as live-action productions. Over the past few ye …
- Jan 09, 2012
Sam Gorski, Nikolas Pueringer, and Jake Watson came together as Corridor Digital as a by-product of a low budget monster movie they had filmed together in Vancouver while they were still in college. That was in 2009. Today Corridor Digital is at the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers and visual effects artists creating and distributing their own original content on YouTube. With over 800,000 subscribers, …
- Jan 31, 2012
Tomas Egger has made a name for himself in Brazil, as a film director for television advertising spots, a VFX supervisor and a software developer (Electric Image). With over 17 years of experience in special effects and CGI, Egger recently joined Dinamo Films, one of the leading ad agencies/studios in Brazil.
We had met Tomas a couple of yea …
- Jan 31, 2012
We recently sat down with Ralph Scaglione of FLYfx, a visual effects and post production house
located north of Manhattan. The owner/creative director Ralph Scaglione has had a long career in
compositing, beginning in his early 20's first as an online editor at Broadway Video in NYC
where he found his niche in the emerging technologies of the day - Multi channel ADO, Mirage
and Kaleidoscope, where the other editors did …
- Feb 27, 2012
ESPN and Evolve Digital Cinema, a boutique digital creative agency based in Chicago, recently teamed up to tell the story of Norwegian Cross Country Runner Monika Korra. The TV short feature was a long undertaking and was filmed in Norway and Dallas TX, in several stages during the fall in 2011. Post Production began in December 2011 and was finished in Feb 2012.
The story called for some very heavy subject matter. In sh …
- Mar 06, 2012
As the in-house graphics department of SVT (the Swedish equivalent of the British BBC) we do everything from high-end visual effects for drama and trailers, to motion graphics branding and daily news graphics. We have a wide range of talents that can do anything from 3D modeling to building video play-out software.
In early 2011 we got a request if we were equipped to do all the visual effects and on-screen graph …
- Apr 01, 2012
Saša Jokić, New York City-based editor and VFX artist is a long-time Imagineer Systems customer and fan of mocha Pro. Saša recently launched a new post production collaborative called MASSIVE Workshop, Inc, and shared with us his background, his experience in post production, and what inspires him. Saša also shared some feedback with us on mocha and the new v3 release of mocha Pro.
On Saša Jokić
My name is Saša Jokić and I am creative video editor and V …
- May 08, 2012
Ash Beck is the owner and lead visual effects artists of Nerve Films, a full-service creative studio specializing in live-action visual effects, photography and design. Ash recently spoke about mocha Pro v3 and its role on this summer’s blockbuster, The Amazing Spiderman.
“The Amazing Spiderman was a perfect fit for our studio,” said Ash. “I designed the New York backgrounds for several key seq …
- Jul 31, 2012
HIVE-FX brings to life the creatures of NBC’s Grimm
Earlier this summer, Jim Clark, president of Hive-FX joined Imagineer Systems at SIGGRAPH 2012 to talk about how mocha Pro fits into their vfx pipeline. Hive FX is a boutique VFX, animation, and live-action shop based in Portland, OR. For the past two years, Hive FX has been busy bringing to life some of the scariest - and most technically challenging - moments of NBC’s hit series, Gri …
- Aug 27, 2012
Webby Award-Winning Director, Seth Worley’s “Order Up”
Our friends at Red Giant have been busy lately, producing a number of short films in support of new product launches. Recently, to showcase the cinematic impact of Knoll Light Factory 3, Red Giant produced "Order Up", a new short film in collaboration with Seth Worley, …
- Oct 02, 2012
Pixel Magic recently celebrated its 25th year in post production as a digital visual effects shop for the motion pictures and television industry. An impressive production pipeline, combined with deep expertise in both visual effects and 3D stereo conversion has allowed Pixel Magic to tackle some highly visible projects recently - from independent art-style films to Hollywood blockbusters.
With offices in Los Angeles and Lafayette Louisiana, Pixel Magic offers a wide array o …
- Dec 04, 2012
Big Sky Editorial has been in the post production industry for over 25 years, working on everything from commercials and music videos to short and feature length films. A full service shop editorial company based in New york City, Big Sky provides all areas of post-production including sound, motion graphics, and visual effects for all mediums of story telling. Ryan Sears is the visual effects supervisor at Big Sky Effects division and has been working there for about 8 years no …
- Jan 10, 2013
DIVE is the visual effects and picture finishing division of Shooters INC. One of the East Coast’s premiere facilities for digital film finishing services, DIVE offers filmmakers the unique approach to complete Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Titles at one facility by coupling creative talent with an integrated workflow. DIVE employs VFX artists, colorists, designers & editors partnered with experienced Producers and innovative technology.&nb …
- Mar 05, 2013