The forthcoming feature from director Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem, England is Mine) is Ravens.

The biopic chronicles the life of legendary Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase, portrayed by Tadanobu Asano, and tells the tale of Fukase and Yoko, played by Kumi Takiuchi.

Ravens was filmed in Tokyo in October 2023 and is set to premiere later this Spring – produced by the Production Company Vestapol, founded in Paris by Mark Gill and Cyril Cadar.

Post was at SCENESIS, both in London and Paris, completing 3D, Digital Matte-Painting, Conceptualisation, Compositing, and Clean-up.

The production of “Ravens” was shepherded by Orian Williams (Control) and the recent documentary “Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd”. Alongside Williams, the film was co-produced by Ark Entertainment, The Y House, Minded Factory, and Panoranime.

As part of the Ravens project the SCENESIS team worked to bring the CG to life, with insertions created using 3DMax and Octane as the rendering software. For compositing, tracking and cleaning SCENESIS  used Nuke and Matchmover. For the cleaning and tracking stage the workflow was created with Aces, allowing all the VFX artists to work simultaneously on the same shot. Due to a fast rendering software the SCENESIS artists also had the opportunity to also create concepts for 3D insertions while maintaining the necessary speed of execution for the complex production (anamorphic project with particular special effects).

Director Mark Gill said: “The Scenesis team have shown artistic sensitivity to the vision of the film. Working closely with me and my DOP, they have created visual effects that not only enhance the final image but they’ve done it in such a way that they go completely unnoticed. A real skill.”

Daniel Pagan, the Executive Producer Consultant at SCENESIS Pictures whose previous Film & TV credits include Beats, Peterloo, Mr Turner, Fisherman’s Friends, How to Have Sex, Showdogs said:“Absolute delight at collaborating with Ravens Producer Cyril Cadars.”

Staff Reporter

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