Man in the Moon
Check out this quarters Cinefex magazine 128 for Joe Fordham's article Man in the Moon talking to visual effects supervisor Rob Legato who oversaw visual effects on Scorcese's Hugo. The story features Nvizage's work in creating virtual previs animatics.
"Previsualization supervisors Nic Hatch and Martin Chamney, co-founders of Nvizage, joined the production to develop 3D animatics of virtual set extensions, initially focusing on a chase scene that follows Hugo as he flees through the crowded train station pursued by the station inspector and a dog. “The main station set at Shepperton was only the middle concourse,” observed Martin Chamney. “We had to figure out what was beyond the greenscreen. Supervising art director Dave Warren gave us photographs of various Paris stations, and we built a hybrid design from those. "
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Nvizage - Hugo Previs Talk at Paris FX
Nvizage was present at the annual Paris FX conference as a speaker.
Hired by renowned VFX supervisor Rob Legato and GK films, Nvizage started work on Hugo in April 2010, producing animatics of virtual set extensions and a chase scene that follows Hugo as he is flees through a crowded station pursued by the station inspector and his dog. The talk focused on the process from working with Art Department through to the challenges of Virtual Previs Production and the steps required to develop tailored solutions for Scorsese’s cinematic vision.
Flying Monsters Wins ‘Jackson Hole’ Award
Last Thursday Flying Monsters won The Best 3D Film award at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, one of the world’s top competitions for wildlife and environmental film and television production. The giant screen version of Flying Monsters beat both ‘Born To Be Wild 3D’ IMAX (Warner Brothers) and ‘Meerkats 3D’ (Oxford Scientific Films, National Geographic & Sky 3D).
The film opened on Friday in giant screen cinemas in America and has already received some good early reviews, including the Hollywood Reporter, ‘The film deftly combines fact and fantasy to engrossing effect, with its impressive blend of 3D and CGI technologies'.
Keep up to date with more reviews and progress of the film click here.
London International Animation Festival
London International Animation Festival joined forces with Skillset this year and entered new territory by including industry events as part of the festival.
Nvizage was invited to participated in the panel session Making Animation Work - Animation Beyond Telly. This showcased the use of animation in industries including science, architecture, therapy, VFX, games and pre-visualisation and assessed the current state of the industry and where the future of animation may be heading.
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‘Flying Monsters 3D’ Wins Specialist Factual BAFTA
Nvizage would like to congratulate Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D on their success, after they were presented with the BAFTA for best Specialist Factual programme for Flying Monsters 3D. Nvizage are proud to have been part of the team that produced the first stereoscopic 3D programme to have been honoured by the UK’s premier TV awards.
To watch the award acceptance and backstage interview click here