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Framestore CFC Gets SmartCreates digital effects for smart?s forfour cars (July 23, 2004)
Lemmings (Click to see QuickTime)
The shoot, which took place over 3 days last month, was supervised for Framestore CFC jointly by Stephane Allender and Ben Cronin. During the subsequent 7 days of post production work, Cronin worked chiefly on 'Kaleidoscope' and Allender on 'Lemmings', while Inferno Artists Avtar Bains and Jonathan Hairman worked on 'Bloodhounds' and 'Crooners' respectively. Stephanie Mills and Chris Redding provided 2D and matte work. Telecine which included a gentle 'vignetting' of the cars - was created in Spirit by Dave Ludlam.
The most overt visual effects can be seen on 'Kaleidoscope', which features the forfour passion 1.1 seen through a kaleidoscopic effect. Kaleidoscopes, the voiceover informs us, inspired the 30 different colour combinations available from smart. A cool, jazzy soundtrack accompanies the rich, constantly changing colours. The effect was created partly in camera, and partly by Cronin who made multiple versions in the Inferno which he passed over to the editor who assembled the final version in the Avid, before returning it to Allender for finishing touches.
Kaleidoscope (Click to see QuickTime)
About Framestore CFC
Framestore CFC was formed in December 2001 through the union of two of the most creative and dynamic companies in the industry: FrameStore and The Computer Film Company (CFC). The company is now the largest visual effects and computer animation company in Europe, with over 30 years of combined experience in digital film and video technology.
Bloodhounds (Click to see QuickTime)
For more information visit www.framestore-cfc.com.
'Kaleidoscope', 'Lemmings', 'Bloodhounds' and 'Crooners'
Agency Farm Communications
Creatives Christian Bunyan, Owen Lee, Gary Robinson
TV Producer Dave Clark
Production Company Large
Director Simon Green
Producer Barry Hughes
For Framestore CFC
Co-Supervisors Stephane Allender, Ben Cronin
Inferno Artists Stephane Allender, Ben Cronin, Avtar Bains, Jonathan Hairman
2D/Matte Artists Stephanie Mills, Chris Redding
Colourist Dave Ludlam
Post Producer Abby Orchard
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