Sunday, November 29, 2009

theatrical release schedule

from October to January a total of eleven movies will have their theatrical release in Germany showcasing our visual effects work. from martial arts fest "Ninja Assassin" to digital pirate sea battles in "13 Paces without a Head", from historical Tolstoy biopic "The Last Station" to fantasy thriller "The Door" - you shouldn't believe your eyes. for the full press release click here

1st October 2009
Es kommt der Tag

19th November 2009
Liebe Mauer
This is Love

26th November 2009
Die Tür / The Door

10th December 2009
Das Orangenmädchen / The Orange Girl
Ninja Assassin
Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf / 13 Paces without a Head

17th December 2009
Lila, Lila

21st January 2010
Ein russischer Sommer / The Last Station

Friday, November 6, 2009

rise|fx on fxguidetv

check out the breakdown presentation of some of our toughest 3D compositing shots to date for director Matthias Glasner's "This is Love" (Badlands Film, Kinowelt, release 12th November 2009) on the visual effects industry's leading news source fxguidetv: one of them being a 14 second long car crash shot filmed hand held from the back seat of the car. the whole exterior of the car was built as a photo real 3D environment using various techniques and approaches, making jaws drop at IBC Amsterdam this year. fxguide was there, covering our 20 minute presentation.

thanks John! thanks Angie! u rock!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ninja Assassin Trailer

the official Ninja Assassin trailer has been released today - containing a lot of our digital effects work. check it out.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


we are always looking for talented new staff. if you consider yourself to be a gifted nuke compositor, matte painter, maya or 3ds max artist, visit us at fmx/09 for our recruiting presentation on wednesday, may 6th from 10-11am in room reutlingen. you can also make an appointment for our recruiting desk on may 6th, 10am-7pm giving you some more face-to-face time to show your reel and to have a chat.

you can also check out what's going on in berlin on tuesday, may 5th from 3-5pm in room karlsruhe. our beautiful facility in the heart of the city (and our amazing digital magic skills, of course) qualify us to be part of the vfx@berlin-brandenburg presentation, showing some of our latest eye-popping work on international and national film productions.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Now Showing - The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle

The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle is now showing in a cinema near you. Director Florian Baxmeyer, DoP Peter Krause, Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Pinnow and Studio Hamburg International Production teamed up again to create the sequel to 2007's blockbuster "Skeleton Island". We were asked to create one of the main characters of the movie entirely using CGI - Terror Castle itself. Check out the movie, bring your kids - it's a lot of fun.

A big, warm Thank You to our crew:

CGI Department - Simon Ohler, Joern Weisspfennig, Christian Pundschus, Holger Wenzel, Alex Broeckel, Kariem Saleh - Compositing - Christoph Benden, Michael Lankes, Claudia Lechen, Dirk Matzkuhn, Sascha Reinholz, Rayk Schroeder, Markus Schneider, Robert Tucker, Jörg Berkel, Jakub Stejskal - Mattepainting - Robert Kriegel - Matchmoving - Andreas Schulz, Michael Wolf - Title Design - Jean-Michel Boublil, Marcel Pelzer, Alexander Kähler - Lead Pipeline Engineer - Sebastian Elsner

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Insight Out Conference

rise is proudly supporting the Insight Out conference 2009 on digital production of film + tv in close collaboration with the HFF film + television university potsdam-babelsberg. the conference is aimed at decision-makers in the film, tv and new media industries - producers, directors, dops, ... - offering an in-depth look at today's and tomorrow's digital story telling tools.

participants will be visiting our facility on tuesday, 24/02/09 for a presentation of our work on recent film releases and a q+a session.