WATCH OUT FOR DAY WATCH

Russian director Timur Bekmambetov has made his share of ads but is best known for his 2004 sci-fi film Night Watch based on the book by Sergey Lukyanenko. This is the VFX intensive trailer for the sequel Day Watch due out in North America June 1 (wonder how long it will take before the car […] [Read more]

LONELY SKY

Nick Ryan, a director based in Dublin, wrote and directed A Lonely Sky (starring Keir Dullea of 2001: A Space Odyssey), "There is approximately five minutes of entirely CGI effects in the finished film of 10 minutes. This was all completed at HD resolution (1920×1080) for projection in theatres as a scope print. I shot […] [Read more]

LEPOS SIGHTING (NO, FOR REAL)

Street art sightings move up a rung with this fun installment in the life of Lepos, a little dude who’s not from here but certainly does get around. Watch the sighting. Check out Lepos’ full story here. [Read more]

DIGITAL KITCHEN SETS SUNDANCE ’07 ON FIRE

These were the bumpers shown before every movie at Sundance this year. The innovative work out of Seattle/Chicago/New York-based Digital Kitchen respectively translates Fire as a central tool in filmmaking, symbolizing the fervor and creativity necessary for the process. “Industry” shows how an idea is born in a factory-filled brain, while “Ignite” gives us a […] [Read more]

Traktor + Method do Pepsi “Pinball”

The topography of San Francisco seems to offer a great playground for some wonderful spots… There was Sony Bravia Balls, executed practically, a while back. Then, Travelers "Snowball" (visual effects by WETA). *recently nominated for a DGA award. and now Pepsi "Pinball" (visual effects by Method) has a fun soundtrack, cartoon-like animation and some classic […] [Read more]

BEEMERS OF LIGHT

New BMW 07 branding spot from directors Warren & Nick through Wanted Films and agency WCRS in London with edit courtesy of Christophe Williams at The Quarry and VFX by Glassworks and Asylum. An 80 camera Time Slice rig was used in several shots with lasers and conventional lighting combined with digital light fx for […] [Read more]