Moonraker deliver unique, large screen experience at the award winning Fram Museum, Norway!

 
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Moonraker HQ are very excited this week for the opening of the brand new Antarctica Experience exhibition at the award winning Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.

This ground breaking exhibition explores the tumultuous journey to Antarctica of the world´s strongest wooden ship, the polar ship ‘Fram’. We were lucky enough to work in collaboration with Sarner International to bring this incredible journey to life.

Through our creation of an entire CGI environment, visitors to the museum will get to experience what the brave crew themselves would have faced during the expedition; from getting stuck in the ice to sailing through vicious storms to finally reaching Antarctica.

10 digital projectors have been custom rigged to the circumference of the ship from which our photo real ocean and storm environment is projected onto the surrounding walls. Visitors standing on the ship will be in the midst of the action and will truly get a sense of what it would have been like to have stood alongside these men.

The Moonraker team delivered a huge 15 minute, 18K movie to project on to the unique and vast canvas of museum wall wrapping around the Fram, spanning a whopping 583 Billion pixels, the equivalent of around 2 and a half feature films!!

Moonraker create stunning VFX for the Calvados Experience

 
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Moonraker VFX were recently commissioned by Sarner International to create a film for the world-class visitor attraction, the Calvados Experience in Pont l'Evêque, Normandy.

Set on the site of France’s most famous distillery, the Calvados Experience takes the visitor on a journey from the transformation of the humble apple to the famous apple brandy. 

The team at Moonraker VFX used stunning shots and 3D projections to explain this most unique of distillation processes. 

Our artists used Maya, Nuke and After Effects to create all our shots including an incredible 3D apple mountain projection of 10,000 tumbling apples.  

Below is a link to our first press coverage on French TV:

 
 

Maya Generalists, Production Coordinators & Producers Wanted!

MAYA GENERALISTS, PRODUCTION COORDINATORS & PRODUCERS WANTED TO JOIN MOONRAKER VFX

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Moonraker VFX are looking for Maya Generalists with an emphasis on modelling, texturing and rigging for exciting new projects. Experience in delivering to Unity or real time systems is a bonus but not essential. We are also on the lookout for Production Coordinators and Producers for upcoming projects! To apply email jobs@moonrakervfx.com. We'd love to hear from you!

America: Promised Land

 

America: Promised Land was a fascinating project to work on at Moonraker.

Produced by Nutopia and broadcast on Memorial Day, the documentary takes the viewer on a journey through the history of how America was populated, focusing on the immigration patterns of ethnic groups.

Learn more about our work on this 2-part series by clicking the link below:

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We used multiple two dimensional and three dimensional techniques to achieve the unique look and to ensure that the maps were accurately conveying the census data.

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Merry Christmas from the Moonraker Team!

 
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In a twist on the classic Christmas tradition of a chocolate advent calendar, this year we did our very own ‘reverse advent calendar’ in support of the North Bristol Foodbank, a charity that helps get food to people in crisis. It was a simple concept; over the 22 days in the run up to the break for Christmas, each person made a one-time donation of a non-perishable food item. We had a box in the studio to collect the donations. On the 22nd December we took two full boxes of donations to the foodbank to then be distributed across Bristol to help those most at need. It was an incredible experience to be able to offer some help at this time of year and the whole team were able to get behind it!

 

This Weekend's Must Sees!

 
 
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The Moonraker Team are going to be glued to our sofas this weekend with a busy schedule of TV must sees. Tonight we’ll be tuning into Channel 5 at 9pm to catch the second instalment of 8 Days That Made Rome. In this episode historian Bettany Hughes delves into the reason behind the Spartacus revolt. Through our visual effects we helped bring the blood thirsty battle scenes to life. On Saturday we can’t wait to see the first episode of Volatile Earth: Killer Volcanos which airs at 7pm on Channel 4. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Blink Films and Series Producer Oli Twinch on this production where we helped recreate, illustrate and explain some of the most extreme catastrophes to have hit the earth.

 

8 Days that Made Rome – Coming Soon!

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Team Moonraker are very excited to watch 8 Days That Made Rome, a new eight-part programme exploring the 8 key days historian Bettany Hughes believes defined the history of ancient Rome. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the lovely team at October Films on this production and we are extremely proud of what we have achieved in bringing this incredible account to life through our visual effects. 8 Days That Made Rome will be broadcast on Channel 5 on Friday 27th October.

VFX Supervisor Wanted!

VFX SUPERVISOR WANTED TO JOIN MOONRAKER VFX

LOCATION: 26 Oakfield Road, Clifton, BS8 2AT

  THE ROLE:   Moonraker VFX are looking for an experienced and hands on VFX Supervisor to lead two exciting and pioneering projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of the projects, managing and creatively leading the artists throughout the projects and ensuring the correct technical approach is in place. You will work with the producer to ensure clear communication between the artists, client, and creative director. You will also work closely with film director to develop and interpret their creative vision. You will work with the producer to agree a project schedule to kit key deadlines and be responsible for delivering work on time.   YOUR EXPERIENCE:   You will be able to work directly on shots and on relevant software when necessary. You will have at least 10+ years VFX post-production experience and previous VFX Supervisor experience. You will be a highly organised proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.  The contract will run into early 2018. Salary dependent on experience.

THE ROLE:

Moonraker VFX are looking for an experienced and hands on VFX Supervisor to lead two exciting and pioneering projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of the projects, managing and creatively leading the artists throughout the projects and ensuring the correct technical approach is in place. You will work with the producer to ensure clear communication between the artists, client, and creative director. You will also work closely with film director to develop and interpret their creative vision. You will work with the producer to agree a project schedule to kit key deadlines and be responsible for delivering work on time.

YOUR EXPERIENCE:

You will be able to work directly on shots and on relevant software when necessary. You will have at least 10+ years VFX post-production experience and previous VFX Supervisor experience. You will be a highly organised proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.

The contract will run into early 2018. Salary dependent on experience.

Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family Coming Soon!

 

Team Moonraker are looking forward to watching Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family produced by our good friends at Offspring Films. Following on from our Best Visual Effects RTS win for Cats: An Amazing Animal Family, the photoreal family tree has been taken to the next level for this new series on the Dog family tree!

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