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21 June 2016

Each month in the Televisual print edition we showcase the best work in post production, vfx, animation and graphics. Here's what appeared in the June issue

Axis
Dawn of War III trailer
Axis worked with Canadian games developer, Relic Entertainment on this trailer for  science-fantasy, real-time strategy video game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. Director Abed Abonamous worked with the Relic team to stay true to the established Warhammer 40,000 and Dawn of War lore, while pushing the boundaries of the art style. Abed said: “In game trailers, there is always a balance between daring art and commonplace expectations. Often, it’s usually a safer bet to rely on what is already known to please the audience. With this trailer, both Relic and Axis consciously treaded off the beaten path as often as possible.”

Dawn of War III: Announcement Trailer from axisanimation on Vimeo.



Bluebolt
Peaky Blinders
BlueBolt continues as sole vfx vendor on Peaky Blinders for the show’s third series. Bluebolt brought back 1920s Birmingham including Charlie’s Yard and Watery Lane. Bluebolt also created a CG ocean liner and period Liverpool docks along with some large explosions.

BlueBolt - Peaky Blinders VFX Breakdown from BlueBolt Ltd on Vimeo.



Strange Beast
Fanta spot
Strange Beast’s Andy Martin directed this spot for Fanta for Brazil and Mexico. The new ad takes the existing Fanta characters and puts them in the middle of modern teenage issues ‘throwing them a few surreal curveballs.’ The main action is animated in a traditional 2D style with the Fanta itself created using specially developed liquid CG technology.

Fanta 'Meme' from Strange Beast on Vimeo.



Absolute
Danepak ad
For Outsider director James Rouse’s new Danepak spot, Absolute added matte paintings and weather effects to every shot to increase the drama. For the exterior shots, matte paintings were combined with a lake at the bottom of the cliff. The rigging for the jeep was removed and comped into the plate too.

Danepak 'Precipice' from Outsider on Vimeo.




Peepshow
Map of Hell
Peepshow created over 30 animated sequences combining live-action with composited animation for Nat Geo’s drama doc Map of Hell. The show visualises different cultures’ ideas of hell over the last 3,000 years. Peepshow turned to graphic novels, Jack Kirby and film poster compositions to create the stylised sequences and used a colour palette based on the comic book printing process.

Map of Hell from Peepshow Collective on Vimeo.



Lipsync
The Infiltrator
Lipsync Post colourists Jamie Welsh and Sam Chynoweth recently completed the grade of The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston. The film tells the true story of  a US Customs official uncovering a money laundering scheme involving drug lord Pablo Escobar.

The Infiltrator Movie Trailer from The Infiltrator on Vimeo.



Passion
Motorola Droid
Passion directors Kyra & Constantin directed these two online spots for Motorola Droid. The spots give a few instantly recognisable Emojis a life of their own after they escape from a smashed phone screen. The agency was VML and the producer at Passion was Juliette Stern.

Motorola 'Splat, Afterlife, Rescue' from Passion Pictures on Vimeo.



blue 2.0/Lola
a Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lola Post was sole vfx vendor and blue2.0 conformed and graded A Midsummer Night’s Dream, part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season. It stars Maxine Peake and is adapted by Russell T Davies. Lola’s Rob Harvey supervised the shoot, head of CG Tim Zaccheo and 2D supervisor Max Wright led Lola’s team back in London.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream VFX breakdown and showreel from Lola Post on Vimeo.



Time Based Arts
Three ad
For Somesuch director Daniel Wolfe’s Three spot featuring Will.i.am and ‘Jackson’, Time Based Arts created elements, including clouds, CG horses and breaking glass, as well as adding in the light trail effects and building augmentation.

Three "Dial" from Somesuch on Vimeo.



Big Buoy
Transpennine ad
WCRS and All Mighty Pictures brought in Big Buoy to provide the extensive vfx and cg on this spot for TransPennine Express.

TransPennine Express Before & After - All Examples from Big Buoy on Vimeo.


Encore London
Love Nina
The See Saw Films/BBC series Love, Nina was graded by Encore’s Jet Omoshebi with online edit by Nick Tims. The 5x30 series is Nick Hornby fictionalised TV adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s bestselling book about her time as a nanny in literary north London. It stars Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Frears and Faye Marsay.

Love,Nina from joe francois on Vimeo.



Hotspur & Argyle
Bet Victor
Hotspur & Argyle’s Richard Swarbrick  created this Euro 2016 campaign for BetVictor. Producer was Danny Fleet.



Locomotion
Wagamama delivery
Locomotion’s Loco-create directed a series of stop-motion films for Wagamama’s launch of its take away and delivery service. The animator was Harry Dwyer and the grade was by Jon Davey.

Wagamama_compilation from locosoho on Vimeo.



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