A surreal journey through a mysterious hospital that alters the perception of physical beauties. Plastic surgery is one of the optical-illusion devices we invented in this film. For more info. shimbe.com
**Selected as a STAFF PICK on Vimeo on 23rd July 2012**
**Winner of FilmSkillet.com International Film Competition 2012 in the Horror Category**
**Winner of the Peer Raben Award for "Best Music in a Film" for composer Enrica Sciandrone**
**Winner 'The Golden Haggis' & 'Audience Award' - Bootleg Film Festival 2012**
**Selected for Screamfest LA Film Festival 2012**
**Selected as a Celtx Seed, October 2012**
**Shortlisted in the G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition 2012: http://www.g-technology.eu/competition/comp_entries/film/suckablood**
**Over 150,000 views with YouTube**
Bloody Cuts bring their brand of UK horror to new levels with a period film shot on location in a stately home and featuring the special make-up artistry of Millennium FX.
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Directed by: Ben Tillett & Jake Cuddihy
Producer: Ben Franklin
DoP: Jonny Franklin
Camera: Ben Kent
Asst.Camera: Peter Ford
Costume: Charlotte Barrett
Makeup: Christabel Franklin
SFX Makeup: Millennium FX, Karen Spencer, Neill Gorton, Rob Mayor
VFX: Alexander Purcell, Ben Tillett
Art Director: Christopher Goodman
Props: Natalie Barrett
1st AD: Neill Gorton
2nd AD: Ben Franklin
3rd AD: Rory Harper
DIT: Andrew Martin
Location Manager: Freddie Smith
Music: Enrica Sciandrone - http://www.enricasciandrone.com
Sound Mix: Phil Lee (Eel Audio)
Editor: Ben Tillett
Colorist: Ben Franklin
Shot on Red Epic at 5k, edited and VFX completed in CS5.5, graded in DaVinci Resolve 8.
Once again we got the pleasure of working with our friends at TimeBased Arts, this time on an epic spot for Vodafone. Director Sebastian Strasser of Radical Media had an ambitious vision to use the new Vodafone sim card as a catalyst to "power up" and transform a range of fun objects into new forms demonstrating the power of Vodafone's high speed network. From egg, to robot kitty, to buffalo, to...shark! That's where we step in....
The shoot took place in a pool with a practical shark fin on set. We cleaned up the plates and added in a CG shark. After the animation was done we put a lot of effort into tweaking the lighting effects such as caustics and fog to make the shark really fit into the scene. We also added in some small CG fish and a seabed to bring the ocean to life. There was no doubt that we had to make this look as believable as possible as not to deter from the wow factor of this commercial.
One of the greatest challenges with this sequence was the "hero" shark jump shot. We decided to go the full CG route for this shot. The toughest part was the water simulation with splashes coming off the shark and actor as they exited the water. Our extensive experience of working with liquid simulation in Naiad-Houdini was invaluable here having done several high end commercials and the feature film Kon-Tiki.
Another big challenge was keeping the hero character on the shark when it bursts out of the water. We decided to create a digital double for this shot, which is always a complex task but gave us the flexibility we needed to execute this epic shark jump smoothly.
We are never shy of a challenge and thoroughly enjoyed playing with sharks again!