VFX Supervisor & Animation Editor - Ben Foley
VFX production by BIG BANG POST PRODUCTION
Animation Production by COLLISION FILMS
'A Fantastic Fear of Everything' starring Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman and Clare Higgins. A tantalising oddity in which Simon Pegg plays a paranoid children's author-turned-crime-novelist who finds he's being stalked by a real serial killer.
The movie required a range of post effects from tattoo coverup, to cg elements and and an entire 2.5 D composited woodland set piece.
In addition to the movies live action post requirements there's also a full 3d stop-motion animation which required rig removal, compositing and editing.
VFX Supervisor & Compositor
Client: BBC CBEEBIES
Post: Bang Post Production
A children's show with a unique use of post effects. In each episode, Andy Day (zoo keeper by day, adventurer by tea-break) takes us around the globe on various escapades teaching us about the behaviours and habitats of various animals. Our job was to advise, troubleshoot and design the way in which specially shot green screen footage was composited with background footage taken from the vast libraries within the BBC Natural History Unit.
The workflow for this soon became a chicken or egg situation since we had to adhere to the real world backplates first and foremost whilst also enhance new storylines and interactions between Andy, his sidekick Kip the cat and many years of NHU documentary footage.
In addition to placing Andy into different weather conditions we had the task of bringing to life an array of gizmo's and gadgets including but not limited to; jet boots, hover-board, mechanical wings, jet pack, and his trusty wrist Gizmo. On a larger scale we have the machine that enables all this to happen, the Kip-mobile, a transforming golf buggy which can change colour, transform into a flying machine and help navigate Andy, Kip and the viewers through the narrative and fun facts.
Client: One Horse Town Productions & Renegade Pictures
Marathon Boy is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India's greatest runner, but what starts as a real Slum-dog Millionaire turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams.
The films director asked me to create a selection of traditional animated sequences, title cards and web design to help tell the story in places where it would've been too graphic to re enact.
Marathon Boy has won numerous awards and alongside its release a trust fund has been set up to help the children of Orissa's slums.
More info can be found here: marathonboymovie.com