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Published 2 months ago

Webby Awards winners!

The Cyberpunk 2077 E3 trailer – produced by Goodbye Kansas in close collaboration with CD Projekt Red – has won two awards at the 24th Webby Awards, being both a Webby Winner and a Webby People’s Voice Winner in “Advertising, Media & PR: Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics”. We’re immensely proud, truly honored and very […] Read more...

Published 2 months ago

Bublar Group & Goodbye Kansas

Bublar Group intends to acquire Goodbye Kansas to create a world-leading player in visualization and XR technology Bublar Group AB (publ) has entered into an agreement with a majority of the shareholders of Goodbye Kansas Holding AB with the aim of acquiring 100 per cent of the shares in the company. The transaction provides the […] Read more...

Published 3 months ago

Yellow Brick Road #47

As the Corona virus pandemic continues to terrorize the world, films like “Contagion” and “Outbreak” are more popular than ever. The movie history is filled with films about plagues and pandemics and in episode #47, Yellow Brick Road’s Nils Lagergren, Matilda Olsson and Harrison Ryder discuss some favourites from this infectious genre. Listen on Soundcloud […] Read more...

Published 3 months ago

New adventures for Goodbye Kansas Labs

Goodbye Kansas acquired the game cluster development team from European Minds in 2019. Rebranded as Goodbye Kansas Labs the company set out to continue their mission to develop the digital industry and game clusters of the Nordics. Now Goodbye Kansas has decided to sell Goodbye Kansas Labs to the management team at the company: Lars […] Read more...

Published 3 months ago

New Swedish VFX-school

The need for VFX artists is constantly growing and so is the need for good VFX schools. So we’re very happy to announce that a brand new school – “Visual Magic” – will open in Skellefteå (Sweden) this year. Goodbye Kansas is one of the companies supporting this exciting new initiative. Read more about Visual […] Read more...

Published 4 months ago

Let’s e-meet!

As we all know, the Corona virus outbreak has led to the cancellation of a couple of conferences, like GDC-2020 and FMX-2020.  But luckily we live in a modern world where we don’t need to travel to meet people. So let’s e-meet instead! Reach out to us on meet@goodbyekansas.com to book a meeting! We would […] Read more...

Published 4 months ago

VFX for Carnival Row

We at Goodbye Kansas are big fans of the Amazon Original TV-series Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom as  Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate, a human detective in a world where mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures’ exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The series has been a great success […] Read more...

Published 4 months ago

Yellow Brick Road #46

The VFX industry is a very international one and many of the artists at Goodbye Kansas Studios in Stockholm have moved here from abroad. In ep 46, Yellow Brick Road’s Nils Lagergren sits down with three colleagues who did that move, to discuss their experiences of Sweden and the Swedish way of life: Bidding Producer […] Read more...

Published 5 months ago

Outlander returns!

The drama series “Outlander”, based on Diana Gabaldon’s books of the same name, was launched back in 2014 and has during four seasons built up a solid fan base. The series follows the adventures of Claire Randall, a nurse living during the Second World War who mysteriously travels back in time to the 1700’s – […] Read more...

Published 5 months ago

VFX for Alex Rider

Meet Alex Rider – ordinary teen, extraordinary spy and reluctant hero.  “Alex Rider” is an upcoming TV series based on Anthony Horowitz’s spy novel series about the teen spy Alex Rider. The series is produced by Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television, and Goodbye Kansas were happy to deliver VFX. Here’s the first trailer! […] Read more...

Published 5 months ago

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson’s new film has been described as a ”love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th century French city” and in classic Wes Anderson style we are invited to a world full of colorful characters and meticulously designed sets and shots. The stellar cast includes names like Bill […] Read more...

Published 5 months ago

VFX for Interrogation

“Interrogation” is a true-crime drama series in which the viewer becomes the detective. It’s based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. The series is made in a new innovative narrative format, described like this by CBS: “Viewers […] Read more...

Published 5 months ago

VES Award Winners!

We’re happy to announce we have won a VES Award, the most prestigious award in the VFX industry. The Visual Effects Society’s annual awards ceremony is often referred to as the “the Oscars of VFX” and it was the third time that a Goodbye Kansas production was nominated. Animation Director Jonas Ekman & Lead Character […] Read more...

Published 6 months ago

Success at Mobius Awards

We’re both proud and happy to announce that we were Best of Show Nominees and won a First Place Mobius Statuette at Mobius Awards for our work on the Volvo commercial “The E.V.A. Initiative”. Winning a First Place Statuette is an honour only given to very few entrants each year. Once again, a big shout […] Read more...

Published 6 months ago

Yellow Brick Road #45

In episode #45, Yellow Brick Road’s Nils Lagergren meets Daniel Bystedt – Senior Character Artist & Head of Modeling Department at Goodbye Kansas  –  to discuss his career, tutorials and why the Blender software has become such a big part of his work as an artist. Listen on Soundcloud or wherever you may find your […] Read more...

Published 6 months ago

VES Award nominees

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 18th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. We’re very happy that two Goodbye […] Read more...

Published 7 months ago

Yellow Brick Road – #44

In episode #44 the Yellow Brick Road leads straight to Hell, as Senior Animator Staffan Linder and CG Supervisor Hannes Drossel share their stories from Goodbye Kansas’ VFX production for the latest Hellboy film. How do you cope working with effects that include people getting impaled and torn apart by nightmarish demons on rampage on […] Read more...

Published 7 months ago

Yellow Brick Road #43

How do you marry Motion Capture and FX to create a commercial about crash test data and car safety – inspired by modern dance? In episode #43 of our podcast Yellow Brick Road we meet two members of the Goodbye Kansas team that created the visual effects and imagery for the multi-awarded campaign “Volvo: The […] Read more...

Published 7 months ago

Yellow Brick Road #42

How does it feel to animate a returning character for a commercial, is it like meeting an old friend? What kind of animation style is the most rewarding one to work with and how do you make a plain egg express feelings? In episode #42 of our podcast Yellow Brick Road, we discuss a bunch […] Read more...

Published 8 months ago

Immortal Awards

The success of Agency Forsman & Bodenfors’ Volvo campaign “The E.V.A. Initiative” continues. Last week the campaign won two bronze awards and one silver at Epica Awards and this week we received news that the Immortal Awards jury also loved the campaign, and that it’s one of only 13 campaigns that has received a Commendation […] Read more...

Published 8 months ago

Celebrating UN’s Children Convention in Hamburg

The children are the future and we are passionate supporters of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, a convention that now turns 30 years. So we were naturally happy to participate in the inauguration of the Platz der Kinderrechte (“Children’s Rights Square”) in Hamburg (Germany) on World Children’s Day November 20nd 2019, […] Read more...

Published 8 months ago

Visual Experiences for the National Museum of Qatar

Goodbye Kansas has delivered films for the brand new National Museum of Qatar, a landmark building filled with visual experiences. In April 2019, the brand new National Museum of Qatar opened its’ doors to the public. The building is designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel and is arguably one of the most modern museums in […] Read more...

Published 8 months ago

Animationsseminarium 2019

Still time to sign up for this year’s Animationsseminarium (“Animation Seminar”) at Filmhuset in Stockholm. Goodbye Kansas is happy to be part of this event, and to sponsor the traditional meet’n’greet. More info here! Hope to see you at Filmhuset on Nov 20th. Read more...

Published 1 year ago

Cyberpunk 2077

Our latest project was announced on Xbox E3 briefing, the pinnacle of gaming events. It was a huge honor to develop this cinematic trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 together with CD PROJEKT RED! To be honest, we’re huge fans of their work. Be sure to watch this trailer in 4K so you don’t miss out on […] Read more...

Published 1 year ago

Nordsken 2019

The Nordsken Festival of Creativity in Skellefteå has grown for every year and is one of the most interesting and thriving Nordic festivals celebrating our wonderful business. This year’s edition took place May 30th-June 30th and as always Goodbye Kansas was proud gold sponsor of this great event, with attendees from Goodbye Kansas Studios, Goodbye […] Read more...

Published 1 year ago

GOODBYE KANSAS AT FMX 2019

This year‘s FMX in Stuttgart set out the many world views and workflows that are necessary and inspirational to „Bridging the Gap“ between art and technology, human and artificial intelligence, education and industry, and many more. From an inspiring technology presentation – held by Anton Palmqvist – about the Unreal Demo „Troll“, over Gaming & […] Read more...

Published 1 year ago

MEET US AT FMX 2019

FMX in Stuttgart is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business and Goodbye Kansas is of course attending. On April 30th and May 1st you’re welcome to drop by our recruitment booth, where you can learn more about the unique Goodbye Kansas Universe for artists and apply for work at […] Read more...

Published 1 year ago

Gold in Guldägget Awards 2019

WE WON! Congratulations to our amazing team here at Goodbye Kansas, our dear friends at Red Pipe Studios and Starbreeze for the Gold Award in “Guldägget Awards” (Sweden’s most prestigious Advertising Awards) in the category of “Craftmanship” for “Overkill’s The Walking Dead: Grant”! Motivation: This years gold in “Craftmanship” is awarded to a game commercial that creates […] Read more...

Published 1 year ago

Unreal Tech Demo “Troll” revealed at GDC 2019

At the “State of Unreal” GDC opening session on March 20th, Goodbye Kansas and Deep Forest Films revealed “Troll,” a cinematic tech demo that raises the bar for ray-traced scenes in Unreal Engine 4, featuring unprecedented levels of cinematic-quality lighting in a real-time short. The film was presented on stage by Goodbye Kansas Fredrik Löving […] Read more...

Published 1 year ago

Meet us at GDC 2019

As usual, we’re a bunch of people from Goodbye Kansas attending GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) in San Francisco. If you’re at GDC, be sure to look for our characteristic logo on the back of our jackets and say hello to our team. We would love to talk VFX, Games and Cinematics! We have many Executive […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

First trailer for Hellboy

Moviegoers will get a great Christmas gift this year, at least if they are as excited as we are about the new film with a certain red horned cigar smoking demon with a very large right hand. We’re happy to announce that the first trailer for ”Hellboy” now has been released and that it includes […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Animago Award to Grant!

On October 25th, Goodbye Kansas Studios character trailer ”Overkill’s The Walking Dead: Grant” won the award for Best Game Cinematic at Animago Awards in Munich. The trailer is one of several trailers produced in close collaboration with Starbreeze for their upcoming game ”Overkill’s The Walking Dead”. The jury wrote: “This is the game to the […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Play Beyond Play

This weekend, Sweden’s National Museum of Science & Technology in Stockholm opened the second part of their popular game exhibition ”Play Beyond Play”, an exposition that celebrates the Swedish Game Industry and the world of gaming. The all new extension of the exposition focuses on the experience of gaming, and looks behind the scenes of […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Concept Art for Venom

Next week “Venom” will be unleashed on cinema screens around the world. Goodbye Kansas Studios Senior Character Artist Chris Brändström created Concept Art for the pre-production of the film, in close collaboration with production designer Oliver School and his team at Sony. The film stars Tom Hardy as Eddy Brock, an investigating journalist whose body […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

VFX for Hellboy

In 2019 the big red antihero Hellboy will return to screens worldwide. Based on the classic graphic novels by Mike Mignola and aptly named “Hellboy”, the film is a reboot of the franchise and this time David Harbour stars as the cigar smoking crimson bad ass Hellboy, born as an immensely powerful demon and now […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

A Discovery Of Witches

A Discovery of Witches is a drama series based on the successful novel by Deborah Harkness, the first in her “All Souls Trilogy”. Teresa Palmer stars as Diana Bishop, a young historian – and reluctant witch – who accidently discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library and quickly is swept into the world of […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

VFX for new film from Oscar winner

In 2006 director/screenwriter Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck won an Oscar for his chilling DDR drama “The Lives of Others”. Now he returns to the troubled past of Germany with “Never Look Away” (“Werk Ohne Autor”), starring Tom Schilling as an artist and refugee from East Germany, tormented by memories from both Nazi Germany and DDR. […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Jack Ryan VFX

Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst Jack Ryan is wellknown from many of the legendary author’s books, and onscreen he’s been portrayed by Harrison Ford, Alex Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. Now he gets his very own TV series, with John Krasinski in the title role. The series follows the titular CIA analyst as he is […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

VFX for Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly stars as the legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the new biopic ”Stan And Ollie”. The story focuses on the final tour in 1953, when the ageing duo is more or less forgotten by Hollywood and decides to perform at music halls across the UK to reignite […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Welcome to Nordsken

The Nordsken Festival of Games, Culture & Creativity in Skellefteå is one of the fastest growing Entertainment and Gaming Events in Sweden. Goodbye Kansas is proud sponsor of Nordsken 2018 and this year we welcome you to our very own “embassy” at Skellefteå Kraft Arena May 10-12th, a booth where visitors can meet some of […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

VFX for Robin Hood

Through the years, the story of Robin Hood has been told in lots of films and many TV-series, but so far without any Visual Effects provided by Goodbye Kansas. But now we’re happy to announce that soon there will be a Robin Hood film with Goodbye Kansas VFX! The new film ”Robin Hood” stars Taron […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Meet us at FMX

FMX in Stuttgart is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business and Goodbye Kansas is of course attending. On Wednesday April 25th you can learn everything about how we created the VES Award nominated effects for season 3 of the drama series ”Outlander” in our talk ”Outlander: Eye of the […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Tobii Eyetracking and Goodbye Kansas at GDC

Be a god and experience a virtual mirror at GDC This week it’s time for GDC – Game Developer’s Conference – in San Francisco. Both Goodbye Kansas Game Invest and Goodbye Kansas Studios will of course be present. And if you’re going to GDC, be sure to visit Tobii’s booth where you can try their […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

VR Art at Art Basel

In December 2017, Swedish Photographer/Artist Jacob Felländer inaugurated his latest art exhibition “How To Unlock A Portal” at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Miami. One significant part of the exhibition is a VR experience where visitors can travel inside one of his pictures, – an experience created by Goodbye Kansas, in close collaboration with […] Read more...

Published 2 years ago

Goodbye Kansas HQ Webcam

Welcome to the construction site of our new headquarters. It might still not look like much but in the summer of 2019 you will find a brand new house here, filled with digital wonders and creative energy: The Goodbye Kansas Building in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm. Five floors filled with creativity and technical excellence, including a […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

VFX for Thelma

Joachim Trier’s thriller “Thelma” has been called a ”Scandinavian Carrie” and an “arthouse Firestarter”. And just like in Stephen King’s classic novel and Brian De Palmas equally classic film adaption, Trier’s story focuses on a young girl with strange telekinetic powers. Only this girl is a Norwegian college student, and the story plays out against […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Awards!

It’s been a good week for Goodbye Kansas Studios. On Saturday October 7th, our Senior Character Designer Daniel Bystedt won the ZBrush Award “Film Art of the year” in LA for his character work on the Unity demo “Adam“. Three days later – on  October 10th – Goodbye Kansas won the “Best Animation” award at […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Dracula at the Royal Swedish Opera

Just in time for Halloween – on October 28th –  the brand new opera “Dracula” will have world premiere at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Based on the classic Bram Stoker novel, it’s a story filled with drama, passion – and blood. The opera is composed by Victoria Borisova-Ollas, with lyrics by Claes Peter […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Goodbye Kansas Podcast launched

We are happy to announce the launch of  “Yellow Brick Road” – our new podcast about visual effects and animation. The listener gets to meet the artists behind the visual effects, the magicians behind the proverbial curtain that bring entire worlds to life where monkeys can fly and nothing is impossible. The first season of […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Success for Biomutant at Gamescom

Our sister studio Experiment 101 unveiled their first project “Biomutant” at Gamescom, the world’s largest video game trade fair, last week. The announcement was met by very positive reactions from visitors and industry alike, and has been mentioned as one of the most important pieces of news from this year’s show. Upcoming Swedish game “Biomutant” […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

VFX for Victoria

The first season of ITV’s drama series “Victoria” was a great success, with an all-star cast including Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert. This autumn the series returns, and the Goodbye Kansas London team is delivering VFX. Here’s the trailer for the second season. Read more...

Published 3 years ago

See us at Gamescom

Come see us at Gamecom – Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment at Koelnermesse in Cologne Aug 22-26. Drop us a mail if you want to meet in our Goodbye Kansas booth and learn more about some of our latest and greatest projects. Representatives from all Goodbye Kansas companies will attend, and […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

ZBrush Awards nomination

The robots Lu and Sebastian that our senior character artist Daniel Bystedt created for the Unity demo “Adam”, has been nominated for ZBrush awards 2017 in the category “Film art of the year”. You can find more info regarding Zbrush awards here and see a breakdown of our work here. Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Welcome to Midnight Texas

On July 24th, the new drama series ”Midnight Texas” premieres on NBC – with VFX by Goodbye Kansas. Our Stockholm and London studios worked together on the project, delivering digital wizardry to two episodes of the first season. The series is based on the books by Charlaine Harris (of “True Blood” fame) and is directed […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

New Goodbye Kansas HQ in 2019

Construction of our new Stockholm HQ begins this fall; a five-story building that brings all our operations together – including a state-of-the-art Motion Capture studio as well as adequate space for all our companies. The building is crowned by a rooftop terrace for social events and gatherings. The move is scheduled for the summer of 2019. The […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

VFX for “Outlander”

Goodbye Kansas UK is delivering VFX for the award winning drama series “Outlander”. We’ve been working on this amazing series since October last year, and love every second of it. The first episode of season three premieres in September. The story focuses on Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

VFX for George Clooney

In early May our UK studio wrapped the VFX production for “Suburbicon”, a black comedy/mystery, directed by George Clooney and written by the Coen brothers and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. We embarked on this project last fall and delivered over 300 VFX shots during the following months. Now we’re […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Goodbye Kansas artist helps Pixologic

On June 14th Pixologic, the creators of ZBrush showed the new release of ZBrush in an online streaming event. One of our Goodbye Kansas senior character artists, Daniel Bystedt has been helping Pixologic with the process of beta testing ZBrush4R8 during the last couple of months. You can find the link to the streaming event here and a […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

“The Square” wins Palme d’Or in Cannes – with VFX from Stockholm

Ruben Östlund’s feature film “The Square” won the top prize – Palme d’Or – at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Swedish director Östlund’s fifth full-length movie is a satire of the art world and confused male identity. Goodbye Kansas helped with the VFX; we reshaped the Royal Palace in Stockholm into an Art Museum, and […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Goodbye Kansas at the Nordsken Gaming Festival

The Nordsken Festival of Games, Culture & Creativity in Skellefteå has been an annual success since it started seven years ago. This year, Goodbye Kansas sponsored the 10,000 visitor event in the north of Sweden. We organized a master class focusing on our work with the cinematic for “Raid: World War II”, and invited anyone […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

“We R Animals” reveals the truth behind the web’s cute animal clips

Do you dare to learn the naked truth behind all the cute-animal-clips you can watch on the internet? In fact, many of them are produced by shady animal characters in the nasty “cute animals film industry”. Welcome to the world of “We R Animals”, a truly original film project now running a Kickstarter campaign to […] Read more...

Published 3 years ago

Inspiring zombie slashing in Amsterdam and Stuttgart

Goodbye Kansas VFX Supervisor/Director Staffan Linder – Emmy nominee in 2016 – has had a busy spring. His master classes about our work on “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” has been a great success, and an inspiration for all participants at The Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam and FMX in Stuttgart. For […] Read more...