Friday, 31 October 2014

VFX Breakdown Showreel HD: "Stalingrad VFX Showreel 2013" by - Main Road/Post

Check out this fantastic VFX (visual effects, abbreviated VFXShowreel for the feature film "Stalingrad" created by the talented folks over at Main Road/Post! Main Road/Post is a top visual effects production studio that has produced visual effects for film including The Admiral, Wanted, The Inhabited Island, The High Security Vacation, August. Eighth, Metro, and Stalingrad under the expertise and direction of CEO/VFX Supervisor Arman Yahin and CTO Mikhail Lyossin.

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  1. Main Road|Post, a Russian VFX studio added numerous effects to the film Stalingrad including numerous destruction and debris shots. One of their biggest challenges was to seamlessly integrate and match up VFX elements into shots where practical effects already existed. This included shots with existing smoke and fire footage. They had to generate CG crowds that could react realistically to explosions while choreographing a sequence of shots depicting a military aircraft’s fiery descent into Stalingrad’s town square.
  2. To achieve these results in a small studio setting, Main Road|Post turned to the Pyro FX, Cloth, and Particle tools in Houdini. They also used Houdini’s Mantra renderer and Houdini’s character tools to solve some animation challenges.

A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.


Nonstop Production

directed by: Fedor Bondarchuk
cinematography by: Maxim Osadchy
production designer: Sergey Ivanov
produced by: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov, Dmitriy Rudovsky

VFX supervisor: Arman Yahin

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