PLANET X FX | creative visual effects

Projects

    • Feature film
    • Public Works  2015
      Feature film
    • Storm  2017
      Feature film
    • The Longing  2017
      Feature film
    • De Premier  2017
      Feature film
    • A Gentle Creature  2017
      Feature film
    • Layla M  2016
      Feature film
    • The Day My Father Became a Bush  2016
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Documentary
    • Borgman  2013
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Matterhorn  2013
      Telefilm
    • Exit  2013
      Telefilm
    • Feature film
    • Oom Henk  2012
      Telefilm
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Pizza Maffia  2011
      Feature film
    • Dusk  2010
      Feature film
    • Animated short
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Storm Bound  2007
      Feature film
    • Klem  2016
      {In production] Psychological thriller
    • Toren C 6  2016
      [In production] Comedy series
    • A'DAM - E.V.A. 3  2016
      [In production] Drama series
    • Betrayal 3  2015
      Psychological thriller
    • Undercover  2015
      Telefilm
    • Drama series, 8 episodes
    • Toren C 1-5  2014
      Comedy series
    • Betrayal 2  2013
      Psychological thriller, 10 episodes
    • Drama series, 7 episodes
    • Family series, 13 episodes
    • Betrayal  2011
      Psychological thriller, 12 episodes
    • NOFF 2010  2010
      Viral Nederlands Online Film Festival
    • Kwik-Fit  2006
      Internet commercial
    • The Day My Father Became a Bush  2016
      [In production] Feature film
    • Title design
    • Clean Hands  2015
      Title design
    • Ventoux  2015
      Title design
    • Kidnep  2015
      Title design
    • In the Heart  2015
      Title design
    • Documentary
    • Opening title for drama series, 3 episodes
    • The Dinner  2013
      Title design
    • Title design
    • Music video
    • Projections on backscreen
    • In depth article on on-set graphics

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Feature films

Matterhorn

2013  Column Film, director Diederik Ebbinge

The tragicomedy ‘Matterhorn’ tells of the unlikely friendship between a lonely man called Fred and a stranger called Theo. Since the death of his wife, Fred has been living alone in a humdrum village. His friendship with Theo allows Fred to break free from the grind of his bleak surroundings and he finds the courage to come to terms with his past and himself.

 ‘Matterhorn’ premiered during the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and won the UPC Audience Award. 

Planet X FX was responsible for all the visual effects in the film, the pinnacle being the magnification of the Matterhorn mountain through matte paintings.

The title sequence was developed together with Donald Roos. The main title, which appears as looming mountainscape, is a reference to a later sequence in the film. The choice of the Helvetica font (with its Swiss origins) is therefore significant.

The main title of 'Matterhorn'

A 'Helvetica mountain range' in an otherwise strikingly flat landscape.


The Swiss mountain Matterhorn was digitally enlarged for greater impact

Original shot. Move your mouse cursor over the still and click the arrow to see a before-after.

The Swiss mountain Matterhorn was digitally enlarged for greater impact

Edited shot. Move your mouse cursor over the still and click the arrow to see a before-after.