by strippenzieher | May 29, 2019
“Benjamin Bluemchen” | Animated Feature
WESTSIDE | KIDDINX |
RAT PACK | STUDIOCANAL
ANIMATION DIRECTING, VFX PRODUCTION, CHARACTER AND SET DESIGN
BENJAMIN BLUEMCHEN | ANIMATED FEATURE
For this new adaptation of the classic “Benjamin the Elephant”, produced by WESTSIDE Filmproduktion in Co-Production with KIDDINX Studios, RAT PACK Filmproduktion and STUDIOCANAL Film, the main character Benjamin the Elephant has been created as virtual character by FBB Film. The 3D Elephant interacts with a lineup of the German star cast: Heike Makatsch, Friedrich von Thun, Dieter Hallervorden, Uwe Ochsenknecht , Tim-Oliver Schultz, Liane Forestierei and -last but not least – the great “Otto” – Manuel Santos Gelke.
In the 1,800 shots large animation project, the 3D character Benjamin Blümchen and the virtual zoo world from FBB Film were integrated and merged with live action scenes. The use of green screen sets and motion capture with a stand-in actor enabled Benjamin to interact with his real acting friends.
BENJAMIN BLUEMCHEN | SETDESIGN
FBB Film created the he movie’s locations – the zoo of Neustadt with all vivariums, buildings and interiors in full CGI and with the help of photogrammetry technology. As an external location, the team scanned and rebuilt a complete container harbour.
by strippenzieher | Apr 29, 2019
“Ghosthunters – On Icy Trails” | Feature Film
Lucky Bird Pictures
CGI DESIGN & PRODUCTION
GHOSTHUNTERS – ON ICY TRAILS | FEATURE FILM
A trio, which couldn’t be more different, side on side in the fight against a primeval ice ghost: Tom, a scared boy, Hedwig, a professional ghost hunter and the lovable but slimy Hugo – a ghost! Will the team be able to work together to save your city from the next ice age?
“Ghosthunters – On Icy Trails”, is based on the bestseller by Cornelia Funke from Loewe Verlag.
FBB Film implemented all computer-generated sets based on the production design by Christoph Kanter (“The White Ribbon” etc.) and developed the full CGI shots with particle and fluid simulations.
GHOSTHUNTERS – ON ICY TRAILS | VFX SET EXTENSIONS
The development of the sets included the creation of a full CGI ice landscape with complex layering, procedural scattering, dynamic simulations, particle FX and fluid simulations.
by strippenzieher | May 20, 2019
“Maya the Bee” | Animated Feature Film
ART DIRECTION, CHARACTER & SET DESIGN
MAYA THE BEE | ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
For the feature film Maya the Bee Movie, FBB Film was brought in for the creation of a spectacular macroscopic world including character design and modeling, set design as well as the 3D creation of over 600 assets.
The movie was awarded with the “Bayerischer Filmpreis” in 2015.
by strippenzieher | May 28, 2019
“The Legend of Longwood” | Feature Film
Holland Harbour | Grand Pictures
THE LEGEND OF LONGWOOD | FEATURE FILM
…some of the ingredients going into the exciting children’s fanatasy adventure “The Legend of Longwood”. The story follows the adventures of MICKEY MILLER, a single minded young American girl who is dragged from the bustle of New York City to a remote corner of Ireland where she finds the people swamped by the curse of a Black Knight seeking redemption. It is Mickey’s destiny to free these people from this curse and in doing so she goes on a thrilling adventure of mysterious happenings and challenging feats where she must overcome ruthless enemies as well as her own denial about her past.
FBB Film created all VFX shots including fire and smoke sequences as well as tackling very challenging tracking shots in this exciting Dutch-Irish-German Coproduction.
Starting with classic wire removal and tracking, FBB Film prepared and enhanced many of the shots with matte paintings, roto and paint fixes.Raising the bar in digital tracking, our studio developed techniques to solve tracking, moving and folding paper with challenging onset footage. The design choices for the title sequence used elements of digital cloth simulation and compositing which echoed the story’s plot points.