This is a montage I cut of footage I shot over the course of 4 weeks for the BBC/History Channel series "D-Day to Victory". We shot with Phantom Gold & Flex cameras as well as Weisscam and GoPro and 5D. We used 4 Phantoms on all the larger set ups to capture the event in one take, since they could not be repeated.
Sim Digital Toronto provided cameras and support for us, including the custom fibre optic hub and network to control and capture from the Phantoms in our bomb-proof bunkers which were often 400-800m away - beyond the range of standard SDI and ethernet.
Directed by Crispin Reece. Graded by Peter Lynch
Max McDonald of MaxFX supervised all of the explosives and live ammo gun work, as well as worked with us to create the custom blast housings for our cameras.
Andy Berry was the brilliant production designer who designed and built all of the amazing things we destroyed.
We used Cooke Mini S4 and 5i lenses. Everything you see is 100% real high order explosives, no VFX were used. This is all high order explosives, detonated under controlled conditions in CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada - Canada's largest military base. The scenes with snow were shot in the winter at MREL ballistics testing facility outside of Kingston, Ontario.
Music by Barbara Sallé
Detailed FX Breakdown :
1 - Swarovski commercial, directed by Bruno Aveillan. Particles simulation and rendering MAYA.
2 - Despicable Me, directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud. Laser design, ash & smoke simulation and rendering, Motor smoke & sparks, Particles system, Fluid solver. MAYA.
3 - Justin and the knights of valour, directed by Manuel Sicilia. Fire, Pyro solver simulation and rendering. Water fountain, flipfluid solver and particules system (popsop, vopsop), simulation and rendering. Wine, flip fluid solver simulation and rendering. Dust impact, smoke solver and particules, simulation and rendering, geometry dynamics with bullet solver. Lake water, Flip fluid and particules for foam. Mantra, HOUDINI.
4 - Asics commercial, directed by Bruno Aveillan. Word and letters animation, ICE XSI.
5 - Hennessy XO commercial, Funktrip Agency. Scattering and pre-simulation with DMM, Rigid body and particles system for simulation, mel scripting, gold powder particles system. MAYA.
6 - Samsung commercial, Wizz design. Alien weapon design, shaded geometry, fluid solver, particles system, mel scripting. Additional Smoke and fire, Fluid solver. simulation and rendering. MAYA.
7 - STC 3G commercial, Forêt Bleue. Meteor simulation and rendering, Building smoke and additional fire, Fluid solver. MAYA.
8 - Samsung commercial, directed by Bruno Aveillan. Scattering and simulation with DMM. Additional debris, sand, Rigid Body and particles system, dust in fluid solver. MAYA.
9 - Despicable Me. Small Rocket, Fluid solver simulation and rendering. Ice animation, Particles system, mel script. Rigid body for big ice blocks. Big Rockect, Fluid solver and particles system. Atmospheric burn, Shaded geometry, particles system and Fluid solver.
10 - Justin and the knights of valour. Dust in smoke solver. Breaking rocks, scattering and dynamics with bullet solver, Ash and soot, fluid solver and particles animation (vopsop, popsop).
Waterfall sequence, Flipfluid and smoke solver for falling water. Flip fluid and particles system for swirl and foam. Simulation and rendering. collaborative work with Sergio Juan Gomez (Sup), Raul Perez Navarro, Damián López Montoya. Mantra, HOUDINI.
11 - Hennessy XO. Particles system and mel scripting. MAYA.
12 - Particles system and volume velocity. HOUDINI.
Client : NEXON
Production Company : Alfred Imageworks
Director : Park Jong-hu
Technical Director : Choi Kyu-ho
Art Director : Kim Ji-sang
Enviroment Modeling & Texture : Choi Hee-suk, Bae Soo-yul, Yoon Hyun-ho
Charactor Rigging : Choi Kyu-ho
Charactor Animators : Lee Jae-hong
Lighting & Rendering : Kim Ji-sang, Bae Soo-yul, Bang Mi-na, Choi Kyu-ho
Compositors : Kim Ji-sang, Bae Soo-yul, Bang Mi-na, Choi Kyu-ho
FX Artist : Wu Yong-jun
Matt Painter : Kim Song-min
Sound Design : Fin
Motion Capture Company : Unito
Motion Capture Actor : Kwon Tae-ho