Creating visual effects for film and television, Vine FX is an artist led studio in the heart of London

Vine FX offers a full range of visual effects services including creature design, digital matte painting, compositing, CG environments, FX, concept art and storyboarding, expertly managed by an experienced production team. With a pragmatic and inventive approach, Vine FX can handle entire productions, working collaboratively with clients to ensure delivery is on time and on budget.

About

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In the heart of London, Vine FX Studio has the capacity for 50 artists to work in collaboration within a streamlined workflow.

The studio is fully scalable, putting creativity and artists at the core, seamlessly sharing ideas, tools and files. It is one of London’s most effective visual effects studios.

Vine FX moved to the studio on Berners Street in 2013 when it was announced as the sole provider of visual effects for BBC One prime-time Atlantis. It optimized its facilities further by upgrading its technology and workflow processes when it was awarded the second series of Atlantis.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge Vine FX collaborates creatively with clients to design, manage and deliver the very best visual effects for every production.

Vine FX’s senior artists include founder and VFX supervisor Michael Illingworth, CG and VFX supervisor Ivor Middleton and VFX producer Clare Norman. Their hands-on approach leads a skilled team of artists to ensure that every VFX discipline is crafted with creativity and integrity.

Vine FX uses the latest professional VFX production tools which are expertly maintained by Escape Technology who support the studio’s ever increasing technology and security demands.

Vine FX also utilise remote stations for working with clients in suites and/or on location providing a total VFX experience.

Work

With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the design and management of visual effects.

We offer a bespoke service working collaboratively and creatively with clients to deliver work of the highest quality. We have a fantastic team of over 40 artists and can deliver top quality result on both film and television projects.

Services

Creatures
Digital matte painting
Compositing
Environments and FX
Concept Art and Storyboard
Production Services

Vine FX are expert in creating photo realistic digital creatures for film and broadcast, delivering full-functioning, animated characters from concept to final groom. A complex character pipeline of rigging tools has been developed over the past three years to deal with a volume and variety of characters.

Atlantis series 1 required a Minotaur, chimp-like Satyrs, dust-devil Furies, scorpion-bodied old hag Campe, dragon-like Harpie, two-headed lizard, snake-headed Medusa, wolf Kynikos & sword-fighting skeletons.

Merlin series 5 creatures included a white dragon, Aithusa, the Euchdag, a 400-year-old humanoid creature with a jellyfish-like translucent glow, snakes and a talking dragon.

Tools: Maya, ZBrush, Arnold, Houdini, Yeti, Nuke and character pipeline rigging tools

Talented matte painters craft digital paintings to create stunningly convincing fictional worlds. Using a combination of photographic elements and traditional paint skills, our artists enhance and embellish sets and locations.

Tools: Photoshop, ZBrush, Nuke, Mari

Compositing is the art of seamlessly integrating multiple elements into a single image, creating the illusion that they are part of the same scene.

Lead digital compositors bring a team together across a number of shots making sure the grade marries up and ensuring artists work in sync.

Taking Nuke as our core compositing tool, in-house developers have enhanced the workflow and compositing pipeline.

Tools: Nuke, Python, Flame

Digital environments and scene extensions are created using a combination of reference photography, digital matte painting and full CG environments.

For Atlantis series one, Vine FX created wondrous worlds and magnificent set extensions, including Throne rooms, Temple Courtyards, The Temple of Poseidon, and the Temple of Dionysus, and continue to develop this work for series two.

FX is the art of simulating natural elements like fire, water, wind, creating explosions and dust particles.

For Atlantis series 1 Vine FX created The Furies, pursuers and punishers of un-avenged crimes taking the form of a violent dust storm. Complex particle and fluid simulations, combined with practical elements were created to form these dust-devil like characters.

Tools: ZBrush, Maya, nParticles, nCloth, Pulldownit, Arnold renderer

Visual development begins with concept illustrations to develop the look and texture of a scene or character. Vine FX works collaboratively with clients, steering the build of a creature and its character development through detailed models and sketches.

Vine FX offers end-to-end production management from pre-production, on-set shoot supervision, scheduling through to final delivery.

This service gives great flexibility, confidence and value to the client by considering all the stages of production and post-production and simultaneously working on multiple assets or episodes.

Skills include: Vfx Producer, Line Producer, VFX Co-ordinator

Tools: Shotgun, Filemaker, excel

Contact

Vine FX
58-60 Berners Street
London
W1T 3NQ
t: 020 3005 4340
e: info@vine.tv

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