CRYTEK and PIXOMONDO are collaborating on an innovative and groundbreaking technology for feature film Inversion that will enable an intuitive production workflow in a real-time virtual environment.
First projects include previs, storyboarding and visualizations.
Beijing International Film Festival 2015
The International Film Group Summit Forum
The BJIFF 2015 Beijing International Film Festival’s official International Film Group Summit Forum yesterday included our Executive Producer and COO Jan Heinze!
Hosted by Stanley Tong, the forum also featured Jeffrey Katzenberg, Rob Minkoff, Kinson Tsang and Raymond Zhou.
Beijing Film Market
Our forum at this year’s Film Market was focused on the topic “CG Character Development for Live Action Projects.”
During the first part of the panel, PIXOMONDO Senior VFX Producer Jan Fiedler talked about creating the dragons for Game of Thrones.
The second part elaborated on our work for the upcoming Chinese sci-fi film Impossible, featuring Director Sun Zhou, Producer KQ, PIXOMONDO Supervisor Daniel Jeannette and PIXOMONDO Executive Producer Jan Heinze.
Building the Dragons for Game of Thrones
Our Animation TD Florian Friedmann was interviewed by German newspaper DIE WELT about working on the Game of Thrones dragons. Check out the subtitled interview!
Brace yourself: The VFX of Game of Thrones and Highly Rated TV Series
effects MTL will take place from June 10-11 this year in Montreal. Our VFX Supervisor Mahmoud Rahnama will be presenting about the visual effects created for high-end tv shows such as Game of Thrones, Marco Polo and Sleepy Hollow.
Our recruiting team will be there both days – come meet with us!
Congratulations to Rick Sander & Christoph Zollinger!
Their work on Jiang Wen’s Gone with the Bullets won Best Visual Effects at the 9th Annual Asian Film Awards!
The prestigious Asian Film Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Asia,” took place on Wednesday, March 25.
We are proud that Gone with The Bullets got three AFA awards in total. Besides best visual effects, the film also won in the categories best production designer and best costume designer.
Stop Motion Meets 3D Printing with Zihua Creative’s “Unbox Yourself”
PIXOMONDO’s partner, Goodstein crafted a nifty concept with an unconventional and inventive take on unboxing an individual’s creativity.
The most important idea of this project is to combine modern digital animation with traditional stop motion shooting, which meant that everything needed to be transferred seamlessly from a digital format into the real world.
In order for the animation technique to work, every second frame of digital animation was printed out by 3D printer. Over 700 3D character models were processed during the project, along with several hundred individual blocks for 60 seconds of animation. All the character prints were well protected to ensure continuity in sequences.
Some of the 3D prints had in extreme character poses. As a solution, practical rigs, green screen and compositing allowed the character to balance and leap through the air.
With the entire team’s hard work on preparation, organization, coordination and all support from external printing facilities, the box-man was brought to life in a very short delivery time.