Hybride, a division of Ubisoft, in collaboration with Industrial Light & Magic, recently completed VFX work on 318 shots for acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited and highly anticipated new film, Pacific Rim.
Production & Post-Production
Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives has announced that the Archimedia Reference Player has been upgraded to add support for more mastering formats.
Lava Land, shot on location on Hawaii's Big Island in stereo 3D follows the exploits of brave scientists and hardy residents, from rainforests to barren rock, where lava flows from boiling vents.
The Room, a boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor – PostWorks, New York, recently wrapped post-production on We Steal Secrets: The History of WikiLeaks and History of the Eagles, two new documentaries from producer/director Alex Gibney.
Rising Sun Pictures created more than 260 visual effects shots for The Wolverine, the new action film from director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox. RSP helped to recreate the World War II atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. It also produced digital environments for a number of sequences, including a scene set in a snow-covered Japanese village, and combat effects such as digital copies of Wolverine’s iconic claws for use in numerous scenes involving challenging stunts.
Tom Feiler has directed three web commercials for the Toronto-based children’s store Kol Kid and Tribal Worldwide Toronto. The spots cleverly communicate how tech toys can’t always fulfill the joy of traditional toys. The ads are the centerpiece of a new, multi-faceted campaign for the store celebrating the value of simple play.
While undertaking his numerous and diverse projects — whether they are leading filmmaking master classes in Las Vegas, Key West, and Majorca, teaching workshops in Istanbul, or filming a documentary in Forchheim in Bavaria — DP Sebastian Wiegärtner is often on the go. As one of the most renowned German DSLR filmmakers, he not only films but also inspires other cinematographers at his workshops.
The Mindy Project brings the misadventures in romance of a young OBGyn, Mindy Laheri (played by show creator Mindy Kaling) and her comical observations on life and love in the big city to television. Cinematographer Marco Fargnoli relies on OConnor 2575’s for support on the Fox Network program.
32Ten Studios, San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, which opened July 3rd in the U.S. 32Ten worked directly with Disney’s associate producer and VFX producer Shari Hanson, ILM’s VFX supervisor Tim Alexander and MPC's VFX supervisor, Gary Brozenich. The primary sequence created by 32Ten was the destruction of the train trestle bridge, including several shots of the bridge blowing up and collapsing.
The mainland is a white desert of snow, surrounded by a clashing cold ocean, and scarcely populated. Only the animals and few plants are accustomed to the difficult living conditions. This is the Antarctic. DP Alessandro Beltrame from Italy left his warm southern European homeland for two documentaries for The Antarctica Project, a cooperative project of the Italian government and the private broadcaster Mediaset.