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Max Ink Café Creates HD Effects Shots For ifilm.com Spoof
Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon
Effects facility Max Ink Café was instrumental in the creation
of what is being called one of the best digital film spoofs of a Blockbuster
movie ever made. The company's Todd Sheridan Perry was responsible for
the VFX Supervision of the short and carried his duties through post production
as CG Supervisor. All of the spoofs' convincing effects shots were done
in high-definition resolution at Perry¹s Venice based studio, Max
Available now for viewing at www.ifilm.com, Pearlmageddon: Pearl Harbor
II has been voted "Funniest Spoof of the Year" by ifilm.com, the website
for people of the film and digital technology trade. In its first three days
of viewing, Pearl Harbor II received more than 40,000 hits, with the number
of visits growing daily.
The 8-minute short directed by Rob Monoit, and produced by Taz Goldstein
of Built-D Pictures, a Santa Monica based
digital film studio, was shot on Cinemascope 24p HD on a Panavision HD
Ship Row was created using a mixture of 3DStudioMax,
"After working with Max Ink Café on several projects in the
past, it was a no-brainer when we decided to give them all of the HD effects
work on our new film, Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon. As usual, they got
it done quickly and affordably, and the results blew off our feet as well
as our socks," states the films director, Rob Moniot.
Deep Paint 3D, Afterburn, Seascape and Terragen.
Thanks to the awaited launch of the new Max Ink Café website,
a breakdown of Max Ink Café's HD effects shots for Pearl Harbor
II: Pearlmageddon may now be viewed, adding another avenue for the film
and its creatives to gain exposure. Pete Shumar's
PixelCine', is the genius web design company behind the newly crafted
site, and has been the creative eye for many companies with an interest
in top of the line design.
The studio's site doles out helpful information, and contains great
content such as Max Ink's portfolio that allows you to view featured projects
from rough to final rendered images, as well as movies in quick time or
divx format. The "Reviews" section gives visitors access to read both software
and technical movie effect reviews and breakdowns written over the years
by Todd Sheridan Perry and Jennifer Champagne, both Max Ink Café
principles and well-revered technical writers. Requests for demo reels and
media kits are made simple by being an option to choose from on the site.
Above: 3DStudioMax, setup the
scene, while the earth was pulled from NASA
Since becoming a "one to watch" effects studio, Max Ink Café
has done an array of great projects to date, including shots in Victor Salva¹s
horror thriller Jeepers Creepers, Roger Corman's new and not yet released
film Shakedown, and the recently released Sony PlayStation 2 game entitled
Dragon Rage. All will be available for viewing on the company's site.
Meteor and Trail was created in Afterburn.
Impact Cloud was Afterburn. The Hat modeled in
3DStudioMax and rendered with Brazil r/s.
Above: Smoke was
Afterburn and the Meteor was 150 lb rock.
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