Vicon and Sandbox VR team up to Push the Boundaries of Immersive Experiences

Vicon Cameras and Evoke Software Power the New “Amber Sky 2088” Experience for Sandbox VR as the First Step in the New Partnership; 40 New Sites to be Announced Soon

OXFORD, UK – March 14, 2019 – Today, motion capture leader Vicon announces a new collaboration with VR gaming pioneer, Sandbox VR, to bring about the next generation of immersive experience. By utilizing Vicon’s renowned motion capture cameras and its location-based VR (LBVR) software Evoke, the Hong Kong-based Sandbox VR wants to transport up to six people at a time into a future where the fate of humanity lies in the balance, in a new type of VR experience that takes you above the clouds and beyond. Read more…

MPC create an enchanting world for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

When Clara finds herself in a strange and mysterious parallel world that’s home to Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm and its ruling tyrant, Mother Ginger, to return harmony to the unstable world. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is inspired by the story we all know and love, but at the same time, it’s an all-new adventure that is compelling, exciting, and full of equal parts action and heart.

Lead by overall VFX Supervisor Max Wood and MPC VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg, MPC’s artists crafted more than 1000 shots for Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” The scope of the work was wide-ranging, from CG environments including palaces, forests, and rivers, to large-scale FX work and extensive digital character builds and animation. See the Commercial

How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Robin Hood’

Digital Nottingham Centerpiece of New Robin Hood, Brought to Life Over Six Months With Help from Substance Painter and Designer
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – February 21, 2019 – The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world’s most famous outlaws. So when the filmmakers behind 2018’s Robin Hood looked to recreate the fictional Nottingham, they needed to build it from scratch with help from London’s Cinesite Studio 

Working closely with Robin Hood’s VFX supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp and director Otto Bathurst, Cinesite created a handful of settings and backgrounds for the film, starting with a digital model of Nottingham built to scale. Given its modern look and feel, Nottingham of today wouldn’t do, so the team used Dubrovnik, Croatia as its template. The Croatian city – best known to TV fans around the world as the model for Game of Thrones’ Kings Landing – has become a popular spot for filming historical fiction, thanks to its famed stone walls and medieval structures. That made it an ideal starting point for a film set around the time of the Crusades. Read more

JAMM Brings VFX to Hyundai’s Super Bowl Spot “The Elevator”

Actor Jason Bateman stars in the game day ad from INNOCEAN USA
JAMM Santa Monica, the artist-driven creative studio, lends its talents to Hyundai’s comedic Super Bowl ad “The Elevator.” Created by INNOCEAN USA and directed by Jim Jenkins of O Positive, the lighthearted 60-second commercial features award-winning actor, director and producer Jason Bateman.
In the spot, Bateman stars as an elevator operator in a building full of life’s best and worst experiences. When a happy couple explains they are going car shopping, the elevator descends, stopping on floors where much-dreaded activities are portrayed, like getting a root canal, serving jury duty, and enduring a six-hour flight in the middle seat.
The elevator door opens onto each vignette and other passengers reluctantly step off, before Bateman and his remaining riders reach the “Car Shopping” level, a car lot with blaring music and inflatable “air dancers.” After realizing the couple used the Shopper Assurance program, Bateman cranks the elevator upwards to the pristine top floor where they are greeted by their brand-new Hyundai Palisade. See the Commercial.