1. Nuit Blanche explores a fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper real fantasy. Watch the "Making of" here - vimeo.com/9076775

    Directed by: Arev Manoukian
    Cinematographer: Arev Manoukian
    http://www.arev.ca

    # vimeo.com/9078364 Uploaded 376K Plays 897 Comments
  2. Flavor teamed with director Kerry Shaw Brown to tell the story of a young couple swept up in the Mayan apocalypse. Our computer-generated destruction, visual effects and color grading made the end of the world look beautiful. The beer was pretty tasty, too!

    # vimeo.com/71533262 Uploaded
  3. EYE OF THE STORM by Lovett

    Directed by Christopher Alender
    Produced by Kris Eber for Soapbox Films
    Cinematography by Craig Kief
    Visual Effects by Wes Ball
    From the album HIGHWAY COLLECTION by Lovett

    Download the song & see more Lovett videos at lovettmusic.com
    Watch the Making Of this video here: vimeo.com/19661520

    # vimeo.com/19659763 Uploaded 357K Plays 245 Comments
  4. A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and falls in love for the first time, with the much older girl next door.

    Visit us at polderanimation.com
    facebook.com/polderanimation

    Full Credits:

    Bastiaan Schravendeel (Director)
    Jean-Paul Tossings (Technical director)
    Sander Kamermans (Art director)
    Piebe van der Storm (Set designer)

    Peter van der Velden (Sound)
    Alex Debicki (Music)
    Bob Kommer Studios (Mix)

    Thanks to:
    Egbert de Ruiter (Supervising teacher HKU)
    il Luster Films

    # vimeo.com/25475500 Uploaded 568K Plays 340 Comments
  5. 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!

    # vimeo.com/74929751 Uploaded 13.6K Plays 18 Comments

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