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Feature films

De Geheimen van Barslet

2012  Waterland Film, director Boris Paval Conen

Director
Boris Paval Conen
Producer
Waterland Film

Website Boris Paval Conen: 
http://www.bpconen.nl/

Visual effects supervisor
Dennis Kleyn

3D technical director
Bastiaan Hooimeijer

Compositing
Dennis Kleyn
Albert van Vuure
Frank van der Peet

Vfx coördinatie & planning
Violette Kleyn

3D animaties door Happy Ship

3D modelling, animatie
Bastiaan Hooimijer
Martin Venema
Marlon Regien
Harry Arling

3D coördinatie
Martin Venema

Release
voorjaar 2012, Nederland

Lengte
7 x 50 minuten

Formaat
gedraaid op RED, afwerking HD

D.O.P.
Remco Bakker

Editor
J. P. Luijsterburg, Phantavision

Facility
Filmmore

Grading
Floor Bos

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Visual effects breakdown

Before and after comparisons, behind-the-scenes footage and different stages of development reveal the secrets of the rain of fish we created using Maxon's Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.

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The 'bread roll test'

Seven shots, representative of the diversity of shots in the final series. Among others, the master shot, the shot with a handheld camera and from a car. First the end result, then a comparison between, on the left, the shots before manipulation and, on the right, the end result.


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Cameratest with A and B camera

A few simple camera tests led to the decision to attach an extra, smaller prosumer camera to the main camera. This camera always shot the wide-angle shot so that there was enough reference information in it for the CG animators. The A-camera could therefore shoot a close shot with little depth of field and many chaotic movements. The reference camera, camera B, ensured that a virtual (3D) camera track could be taken from the material. The lens and frame of this 3D camera would subsequently be made to coincide with the shot from the A-camera so that the CG fish, once placed in the scene, would interact with the real world accurately, no matter what camera movements were made.


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Practical rubber fish used during shoot

During the shoot rubber fish were strewn by a team of 'fish handlers' in several tower wagons on and around the actors and other objects (such as cars). This took some of the burden off the visual effects in the sense that no complicated collisions and such needed to be simulated.


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Simulation tests

An early test of the underlying dynamic fish animation system.


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The teaser from 'De Geheimen van Barslet'

'De Geheimen van Barslet' tells the story of mysterious events that happen in the idyllic village of Barslet. Miraculous events hold the villagers in their grip. A boy dies in strange circumstances, a small child predicts the future, it rains fish in broad daylight and an arsonist roams the streets. Eight villagers keep a secret that sheds a new light on these baffling events. What is going on in the village of Barslet?