LipSync Post unleashes demons across the web!
December 16, 2009 17:11
The highly anticipated fantasy adventure Solomon Kane has been generating plenty of buzz across the web in recent days, thanks to the Mirror Demons created by LipSync’s VFX department.
Solomon Kane is an epic adventure adapted from Robert E. Howards classic pulp stories about a 16th century soldier determined to redeem himself from eternal damnation. A recently released teaser clip features the Demons, designed and created by LipSync, in what is known as the 'Hall of Mirrors' clip.
The demons were required to interact extensively with the in-camera action; accordingly faultless animation and integration with the live-action plates were the main brief.
In addition to the creature design, LipSync Post completed a large amount of 2.5D matte painting to add a medieval castle to the Welsh coastline, masses of CG weaponry, blood, smoke and breath addition, and a variety of fantastical and transition effects.
See the ‘Hall of Mirrors’ clip here (scroll over video file to select).
Watch the trailer here.
Leading Visual Effects Supervisor Joins LipSync Post
December 15, 2009 17:06
LipSync has appointed Sean Farrow to join its growing VFX department as Executive Visual Effects Supervisor. Farrow will work alongside LipSync’s Head of VFX, Stefan Drury, in expanding the US and International client base as well as overseeing VFX on film projects going through the facility.
Stefan Drury, Head of VFX, LipSync, said, “As the reputation of our VFX department continues to flourish, with high profile and varied projects such as Fantastic Mr Fox, Nowhere Boy, Kick Ass and Mr Nice coming through the doors, Sean’s appointment underlines how far we have come in just three years. He has worked on some incredibly complex and creative projects, he is full of ideas and inspiration, and instils confidence in both clients and the team. I am certain that he will be a valuable asset to LipSync.”
Farrow said, “I’ve been a LipSync client on two occasions and they handled those projects superbly, both creatively and technically, on time and within budget. The company has a strong creative and professional ethic in what they do which I find very attractive and, as a privately owned independent company, they have a good deal of flexibility and autonomy. This is an opportunity for me to grow within a company that is attracting some very exciting projects, and I believe that my experience will in turn help LipSync to expand further.”
Farrow’s most recent credits include Angels and Demons, Cheri and the forthcoming Richard Loncraine film The Special Relationship. He was also the independent Visual Effects Supervisor on The Secret of Moonacre and 1408, both of which were completed at LipSync. In addition to film work his television credits include Rome, Hustle and Band of Brothers.