Monday, November 5, 2012

FXguide feature on Cloud Atlas

The leading VFX news source on the web recently published a feature about the effects work on Cloud Atlas:

There is also a podcast with us about our work and the Lidar scanning that Pointcloud9 provided for the entire production:

Thanks Mike, thanks Ian!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Animago 2012

The Animago Award and Conference 2012 begins tomorrow in Potsdam Babelsberg near Berlin to show the latest in digital art and design from around the world. We will showcase our work from Cloud Atlas this Friday in a keynote presentation, 26th October - two weeks before the movie's official release in Germany. Check out their website below and visit us:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cloud Atlas Team

Another big "Thank you" to our team that made our VFX shots on Cloud Atlas possible. To all those pixel pushers, modellers, texturers, sculptors, animators, simulators, compositors, producers, coordinators, painters, rotoscopers, riggers, lighters and shaders. That's all you. And to those who didn't make it on the picture like Robert, Tom, Christian, Ingo, Daniel, Kariem, Sergej, Heiko, Julian, Anton, Max, Andreas, Lars, Maxi, Korbi and Patrick. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We moved Cologne...

Well, in fact just our Cologne office has moved. We are now new best friends with "Alarm for Cobra 11"- the German hit TV action series that makes cars defy gravity - because we moved in with the production company "action concept". Our new address in North Rhine-Westphalia is:

c/o action concept GmbH
An der Hasenkaule 1-7


They've got a huge parking lot. But you never know what happens to your car while you are having a coffee with us...

Friday, August 10, 2012

In the News...

Our Lidar 3D scanning subsidiary Pointcloud9 scanned one of Berlin's most famous historic sights, the Brandenburg Gate for "Das Adlon", the new TV mini-series by director Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Komplex). Shooting is currently under way in Munich and visual effects will be handled by our Cologne office this fall. Since everything around the Brandenburg Gate has changed dramatically over the last century shooting on location didn't really make much sense for a period piece. The 3D model of the Brandenburg Gate will be later digitally transplanted into the set in Munich during postproduction.

Here is what the "Berliner Zeitung" had to say:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cloud Atlas Trailer

The official extended Cloud Atlas trailer is out - the new movie from directors Tom Tykwer, Lana and Andy Wachowski. If you want to know why we didn't spend the last 12 months on the beach check out the trailer:

Thanks to Lana, Andy, Tom, Dan, Stef and Marc for taking us on the wildest ride to date.
And thanks to Kerstin, Simon, Oli and Oli, Tom, Gene, Rayk, Jonathan, David, Alex, Petter, Natalie, Thorsten, Heiko, Matthias, Konstantin, Michael, Christoph, Andreas and Andreas, Daniel, Sergej, Lars, Erik, Kariem, Gonzalo, Christian, Ricardo, Julian, Sebastian, Jeremie, Jenny, Anton, Max, Maxi, Korbinian and Patrick for creating worlds out of nothing.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pointcloud9 Lidar scanning on fxguide

fxguide just featured us and our Pointcloud9 Lidar scanning service in a new article. Also the fxphd visual effects school is giving a camera tracking class by Victor Wolansky this semester using one of our Lidar scans to align the track and to achieve better tracking results in less time. The footage for the class was shot by VFX supervisor Frank Schlegel using his own RED camera. Head over to fxguide to read the whole article:

Thanks to Mike, Ian, Victor and Frank!