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.
Production & Post-Production
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.
Vicon has launched Cara, what it says is a pioneering facial motion capture system. The system is available to order now.
DP Jendra Jarnagin recently shot a night scene for an independent feature shooting the Sony F55 Digital Cinema Camera at 5000 ISO.
Codex has expanded its product range with the Codex Production Server and Backbone, a hybrid system with productions taking advantage of local appliances – Codex Production Server – along with the distributed hardware of the Cloud through the Codex Backbone.
Autodesk has announced that its Media & Entertainment support and learning content for its 2014 product line is now live and available under Creative Commons licensing; that equates to 20,000 pages of documentation, 70 videos and 140 downloadable 3D asset files.