BENJAMIN | ANIMATED FEATURE
A BIG ADVENTURE
For the new adaptation of this classic, famous Benjamin Bluemchen will be introduced as virtual main character. It has been the pleasure of FBB Film to create this childhood hero in 3D interacting with real actors and design the full CGI set for this 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.
LIVE ACTION MEETS VFX
In 1800 shots , FBB Film melted the 3D character Benjamin the Elephant and the virutal zoo world with live action scenes. Thanks to the use of greenscreen sets and motion capturing the interaction of the virtual character (played by a stand-in actor) and his live action colleagues became possible.
VIRTUAL ZOO WORLD
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.