Tuesday, November 20, 2007

thank you for coming

it was a great saturday for sure. thank you everyone for attending our screening of "The Tree Investigators: The Secret of Skeleton Island" - we hope you had as much fun as we did. of course, this won't be the last time we organized a screening like this. expect more as soon as our next projects hit the big screen. again, thank you for coming - we hope you enjoyed it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

film 'n frühstück (breakfast)

rise | visual effects berlin is proud to invite friends and family to a private screening of "The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island" on 17th November, 12 o'clock at the Film-Palast Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 225. Please write an email or give us a quick call if you would like to attend and tell us if you are coming alone or if you are incredibly popular and therefore bringing more company. Because it's a matinée we will serve fresh croissants and pie along with coffee and champaign.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Danke Schoen

there is no better way to say "Thank You" to our crew that worked on "The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island" then to sing Wayne Newton's song "Danke Schoen". the song has been playing in our head for some time now, especially every time we pass a billboard in Berlin showing the movie poster (pretty much every single one right now). so here we go: Danke Schoen Florian Schröder for being a kick-ass lead compositor who knows what he's talking about, both artistically and technically. Danke Schoen Mohsen Mousavi for running the cgi part of the show almost on your own as technical director and lead artist, including modelling, lighting, animation, simulation, and rendering. Danke Schoen to our compositors Joerg Bruemmer, Benjamin Krebs, Michael Lankes, Claudia Lechen, Dirk Matzkuhn, Natalie Meffert, Christian Pundschus, Bastian Schreitling, Gregory Schuchmann, Florian Schuck, Tim Stern, Michael Wagner and Jonathan Weber for literally putting everything together, making it look cool and consistent. Danke Schoen Andreas Adamek for painting sets that don't exist in the real world, Mareike Hilgenfeldt for rotoscoping the impossible, Simon Ohler for the best cgi airline ticket ever and Alexander Nietzold for programming all the tools that made our life so much easier. so Danke Schoen everyone, hoping to see you soon - knowing that Danke Schoen is correctly spelled Dankeschön... if you are reading this and you haven't worked on the movie or haven't seen it yet or both: go to a theatre tomorrow, smile at the lady at the counter and buy a ticket. the movie launches nationwide in germany on 8th november - which is tomorrow. it's one hell of a ride!


Friday, November 2, 2007

sandals and socks

yes, we were already eating stollen and putting our socks up on the chimney in august. just because we had to prepare a special present for you, the visual effects for the XFilme feature "Meine schöne Bescherung". the movie by director Vanessa Jopp is a hilarious comedy about "polynuclear familystructures" at christmas time. the movie is hitting theatres on 22th november - make sure to check it out.