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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.20.09] post apocalyptic video



You may not have heard the name Thilo Ewers but he's something of a visual FX wunderkind. For example, he's currently working under-the-radar as the lead digital matte painter on two of this year's biggest releases - Roland Emmerich's 2012, and James McTeigue's Ninja Assasin. Not too shabby.

Last year, Ewers made a beautiful animated short film called They Will Come to Town. Actually, it's more of a public service announcement as you'll see, but it is truly stunning to look at and showcases what Ewers can do with a few million pixels at his disposal.

You'll find the spot after the break. And, as usual, let us know what you thought in the comments below.



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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Insane

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Ben Austwick (11 years ago) Reply

Wonderful.

Sort of makes you want to embrace global warming though.

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JackCrow (11 years ago) Reply

Amazing!

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G.H. (11 years ago) Reply

Needs more Kevin Costner.
Quite stunning.

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

thts nothing to do with matte painting thou. thats 3d motion design type of stuff. anyhow, reli well done.

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Jeff (11 years ago) Reply

That was awesome!

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D-mooN (11 years ago) Reply

Truly amazing stuff!
Reminds me of some sequences from "AI".

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S (11 years ago) Reply

has plenty to do with matte painting
i'm fairly sure that's 2d mattes projected onto 3d models to simulate detail when the camera moves
it would take an army to create that much detail in 3d
a trick i wish more films would use as it looks good and nobody will know different

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2012 Guy (11 years ago) Reply

Split the spot is very cool Global Warming is BS, a way for some so called grennies to make allot of dough. This Rock is 4.5 Billion years old and has survived stuff that would wipe us out as a species. Don't save the Earth Save the Humans, the Earth will fine in twenty million years.

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bad dog (11 years ago) Reply

Okay, you win. Let's save the humans.

Actually, I thought the promo was incredibly unrealistic. We all know there won't be any whales left by the time New York goes underwater.

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

I love these wacky global warming PSAs. Someday they will all seem as silly as those civil defense films from the '50s. Then again, at least the threat of nuclear war was real....

Still, nice FX work.

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Anirul (11 years ago) Reply

So beautiful! What a pity it's about global warming...

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daniel boulton (11 years ago) Reply

spellbinding. Yes by the time sea levels rise I find it hard to believe there will be any whales - or fish for that matter - left. Still it is an utterly beautiful and haunting piece. Excellent.

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Inhert (11 years ago) Reply

Wow, I get HUGE flashbacks to Bioshock. How amazing is that video..

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Nice piece of work... for a global warming propaganda campaign.

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bad dog (11 years ago) Reply

In a moment of incredibly rare scientific consensus, thousands of the world's leading scientists have concurred that global warming is occurring and that human activity is a primary contributor. I'm so glad some guy named Anonymous on a blog set me straight and made me see that it's all BS. Through logic and faultless reason, he showed me how right wingers' kneejerk dislike of Al Gore and their house slave mentality towards big business trumps the urgent warnings of thousands of the world's leading scientists. Thank you, Anonymous!

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

here u find a better version:

www.somethingiscoming.de


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