NBC – Crossbones
Check out our work for NBC TV-series Crossbones!
We finished just over 100 shots across the six episodes we worked on. The biggest task for ILP was to create all the digital ships and full CG environments that could blend seamlessly with the live action of the two physical ships that were available during principal photography. In order to create the sheer amount of shots in a cost effective way we identified early on that we had to go the extra mile in modelling, texturing and look development of the ships.
We animated a 500 frame cycle of our 5 hero ships with cloth simulation, water simulation, different wind directions and populated by various crew members performing different tasks. This enabled us to block out a previz with proxy ships. Once these were approved we switched the proxy ships to our high res versions with animation. Within a few days of work we had a decent first version of a full CG shot rendered and composited. Of course we had hero shots that needed custom animations and unique simulations but our cycles probably covered 85-90 % of the shots. This was a fantastic show to work on and we are very proud of the end result!
Northern Entertainment LLC
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