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

Penny's Shadow

2011  Penny's Shadow Filmfonds, director Steven de Jong

Penny is a popular comic for youthful horse lovers. For the equestrian drama ‘Penny’s Shadow’ by director Steven de Jong and producer Klaas de Jong, Planet X FX made more than 250 shots.

Together with the artists for the comic Penny, Planet X FX worked on the shots in which a scene or situation ‘freezes’ and transforms into a drawing in the familiar style of the comic. In this way, important moments in the film are ‘captured’ on paper.

The horses proved to be a challenge of their own. Filming with animals is often difficult, and the horses could not perform most of the action needed for the film without a trainer next to or on them. This meant that Planet X FX had a complicated removal job, with the trainers needing to be digitally removed from many shots. In the scene where the horse Shadow breaks free, the trainer literally had to be removed frame by frame. 

In addition, Planet X FX placed horses that were filmed loose in front of a green screen into the scene. A studio shoot with the horses allowed Planet X FX to place, with a great deal of control, specific action into the scene afterwards.

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Visual effects breakdown

Planet X FX animated several sketches for the film's opening and removed the animal handlers who needed to be in close proximity to the horses. Also, many shot were created by combining chromakey studio shots with background plates shot on location. The visual effects breakdown shows a small collection of shots Planet X FX created for the show.


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Animated pencil drawings

A test to see how the drawings in the film can gain depth to eventually transform seamlessly into film shots. The artists had to base their drawings on the filmed images and had to deconstruct all dimensions creating depth so that a sense of perspective could be created.