Music by Nicholas Gunn:
"Entering Twin Falls" from the album "Music of the Grand Canyon"
Thank you for watching,
I went on the trip to Canyons in Arizona and Utah,
visited Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon
and this film is the coverage of my trip.
Very special thanks to Nicholas Gunn for the music.
Set of "Making Of" photos can be found here:
I tried to stay away from the people and cars, so had to
hike up, down and in the river for many of those shots,
but could not avoid planes, but hey, those are not planes,
but shooting stars.
I also spent several nights down at Bryce Canyon at full moon making timelapses
and I must tell that hiking at full moon in Bryce Canyon
is one of the most amazing hiking experiences,
even better than going into Narrows of Virgin River ;)
Thanks to you all !
There are now 3 films available featuring the Flying Frenchies - see more at sebmontaz.com
Revenue from downloads helps to finance future projects.
WE HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY THE REACTION FROM PEOPLE VIEWING OUR TRAILER AND YOUR HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS, and we hope to be able to film more projects in the months & years to come.
Highlining pioneers Tancrede and Julien have come to the spectacular and atmospheric cliffs of the norwegian fjords to try and turn their ultimate dream into reality. The talented pair have cemented their friendship over the past years exploring the sport of highlining, from the heights of the alps to the skyscrapers of Paris.
This reel is an abridged selection of the many visual effects PLANET X FX created for 'De Scheepsjongens van Bontekoe' ('The Ship-boy of Bontekoe').
During a 4 month period all the 3D and 2D components necessary to bring the 17th century East India Company ship to life were created. An entire 3D replica of the 'Nieuw Hoorn' formed the basis for many shots depicting the ship on open stormy seas practically impossible to shoot on a set.
With photo realism being the main goal, the ship was constructed from scratch using the original blueprints of the Batavia. Also the tiniest motions and behaviors of the entire rigging and sails were set up using special dynamic systems. The same goes for the turbulent swells on which some of the stormy scenes take place: a 3D sea was custom designed for this project.
Also in the field of 2D composting a significant contribution was made. Apart from processing the entire 3D share a significant effort went into matte-paintings, various removals, day for-night-shots and the adding of several elements to the 2D track.
A green screen shoot was especially set up for post production. In this shot several actors climbed in to a mock mast with rigging so that they could be superimposed on to the background in the 3D scenes featuring the ship. Thus further obscuring the boundaries between life-action and computer generated.
The press especially was extremely positive about the total look and visual effects in the movie:
'The special effects used to unleash a gigantic storm on the silver screen have an international allure'
'Reality has its boundaries, even though you don't notice it as a member of the audience. The storms that ravage the Batavia are beautiful just as the drowning scenes'
'With the help of impressive visual effects the ship has to withstand cape storms, scurvy, corporal punishment and fires on its voyage to the east indies'