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Kon-Tiki

VFX and creature work for Kon-Tiki” film

In 2012 we provided advanced VFX and creature work for the epic Norwegian feature about the great explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his legendary crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. We completed a total of seven sequences, where the most demanding one was the crew’s encounter with a massive whale shark. Work included CG Water, CG Sea weed, and creatures; whale shark, varied species of fish, a sally lightfoot crab and mystical deep sea creatures. “Kon-Tiki” was nominated Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2013 Academy Awards.

 

The crew's encounter with a gigantic whale shark is one of the key scenes of the film.
Digital fishes of all sorts follow the raft on it's journey across the pacific.

Credits

VFX Supervisor: Mattias Lindahl
VFX Producer: Claes Dietmann
CG Supervisor: Staffan Linder
VFX Line Producer: Hanna Bengtsson
Animation: Cameron Scott, Rickard Engqvist, Staffan Linder
Animation TD: Magnus Eriksson
Lead Lighting TD: Johan Gabrielsson
Lighting TD: Björn Liljequist, Peter Aversten
Lead FX TD: Björn Henriksson
FX TD: Max Erlandsson
Lead Compositor: Daniel Norlund
Compositing   : Martin Borell, Tomas Näslund, Pontus Albrecht, Mikael Ewald
Water RND: Fredrik Limsäter, Björn Rydahl
Match moving: Björn Svanström, Joakim Eriksson
VFX Editor: Linda Öhlund

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