In 2014, students and faculty at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy collaborated in the production of Thrill Ride, a new feature film slated for Christmas 2015 release. Take a look behind the scenes at the VFX work that is helping to bring Thrill Ride to life.
The source material of Thrill Ride is a story imagined by writer/director Chris Parrish's late son, Mason. In the story, three kids sneak into an abandoned theme park while looking for the long-lost loot of a well-known gangster.
Students at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy contributed everything from camerawork to visual effects to set pieces, helping to create an unforgettable visual experience. In this video, learn how TFA's Cinema FX Workshop prepares VFX students for working in the real world.
THRILL RIDE: PLOT SYNOPSIS
For generations, there have been all kinds of wild rumors surrounding gangster Al Capone's hidden fortune and the mysterious amusement park he built. When three kids sneak into the rundown park on the hunt for Capone's loot, the attractions come to life and take the kids on a wild and dangerous ride beyond all imagination. Now to survive the night, they must team up with a friendly sea witch, find a secret underground ride and take on an evil mermaid, bloodthirsty pirates, a fire-breathing dragon and an armada of monsters. And all on a school night!
More about the film on IMDB: imdb.com/title/tt4048698/