Posts Tagged ‘the mill’
Here’s a shocker, Barclays Private Equity now owns a majority stake in The Mill, the Oscar-winning studio behind several of the biggest commercials and movies of recent years. Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The […]
I must confess, I’ve loved the recent seasons of Doctor Who. While David Tennant left some huge shoes to fill, Matt Smith has really stepped up and I found this most recent season just fantastic to watch. Culminating in the epic story of the Opening of Pandorica, the season was helped along with some expert […]
Escape Studios has opened the search for the CG Whiz 2010, the winner of which will get a 12-week VFX course at Escape Studios, and a 4-week placement at The Mill. “We’re very excited about this year’s competition that will find some of the industry’s brightest talent and give aspiring artists the chance to break […]
To celebrate the creation of Escape Studio’s new mentored learning courses targeted at distance learning and one-on-one tutorials, The Mill and Escape Studios are launching a CG Video contest. To enter, simply submit a video to Escape Studio’s Youtube Channel with some details, and two lucky winners (one in the UK and one in the […]
A new commercial for the City Harvest Food Rescue Organization shows a subway train full of delicious green apples spill out onto the ground as the doors open to some unsuspected passengers. Of course, the whole thing is a great special effects shot done by The Mill using some impressive motion tracking work to comp […]
The new commercial for the Madden NFL10 was created by The Mill and showcases some interesting use of Massive, the large agent modeling and simulation tool. What were the challenges of creating the Massive agents for this spot? The main challenge of the Massive work was trying to get the crowd to work as a […]
The Mill recently made a new commercial for Dell’s new Inspiron laptops named “Treats”, which you’ve probably already seen on TV. Now, some behind-the-scenes footage has cropped up on YouTube, thanks to Dell, showing the greenscreen work, the CG effects work, and the set design of the whole commercial. See it after the break.
The Mill has posted a great podcast showing the work that went into the amazing Caterpillar commercial. It shows the original storyboards, previs, reference photography, and various stages of the rendering and compositing work. The Mill Podcast.
An entertaining commercial for Barclay’s Investment bank from the folks at The Mill. Not much in the way of details, but you can see some clever CG overlay work in some of the reveals later in the commercial.
The Mill has a fantastic new commercial for swedish pension company AMF that shows collections of 3D photorealistic rendered insects. The Mill LA’s team of 3D artists relished the opportunity of working on the latest commercial for Swedish pension company AMF. Filip Engstrom directed the spot which features a host of fully CG photo real […]