Here is a 10-minute VFX Breakdown Reel I have put together with a lot of the digital effects created for the Norwegian movie Kon-Tiki, directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning.
I was the VFX & Animation Supervisor on the movie, and managed and supervised all the VFX and creature/animal animation on the show.
Kon-Tiki is the true story about the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew on their epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. A 20 million dollar movie shot in six different countries around the world.
A VFX crew of about 150 people split between six different Scandinavian studios worked on 500+ shots. Crabs, birds, fish, whale sharks, white sharks, deep sea creatures and a lot of complex water simulations.
The movie was released in Norway in August 2012, and has been the biggest box office success of any movie ever released here. In 9 weeks more than 840 000 people of Norway's population of 5 million has seen the movie in the theatres (!) which is pretty insane. It was a huge success at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is due for worldwide release during the first half of 2013.
We also made an all-English language version of the movie for the international release.
Storm Studios (Norway)
Important Looking Pirates (Sweden)
Blink Studios (Norway)
Storyline Studios (Norway) (online VFX)
Original music by Johan Söderqvist
Copyright © 2012 Nordisk Film/Recorded Picture Company/DCM
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