LipSync projects open and close the Times BFI London Film Festival
November 12, 2009 15:22
LipSync Post is proud to report that two of its recent projects featured prominently at the Times BFI London Film Festival this year. The Festival opened with the world premiere of the stop-motion animated feature Fantastic Mr Fox directed by Wes Anderson, and closed with the world premiere of Nowhere Boy, the story of John Lennon’s early life, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.
LipSync is a production partner on Nowhere Boy and has been involved from early re-production; going on location recces, advising on set with regard to replacing modern elements for period pieces, and attending green screen shoots. LipSync completed full post on the film, including VFX, 4K DI and audio.
LipSync also contributed over 75 VFX shots on Fantastic Mr Fox. “This was a challenging project as it involved the seamless melding of very traditional stop-motion techniques with digital effects,” said Stefan Drury, Head of VFX, LipSync. “In order to cope with production deadlines on such a labour-intensive project, part of our work involved integrating backgrounds and sets in order to be able to shoot several scenes on different stages at the same time.”
Fantastic Mr Fox was released in the UK by 20th Century Fox on 23 October 2009, while Nowhere Boy opens in the UK on 26 December 2009, distributed by Icon Film Distribution.
For a sneak peek of the work completed on Fantastic Mr Fox, click here.