Kurt Landauer laid the foundation for the most successful football club in the post-war German history. A former player of the FC Bayern Munich, Kurt Landauer was first appointed as its president in 1913, but had to leave because of the WWI. He was elected again when he returned after the war, but had to leave germany due to the rise of the nazis in 1933. After being arrested and sent to Dachau, freed 33 days later, he had to emigrate to Switzerland. He returned again to Munich after the war and assumed a third tenure as president.
Lavalabs created loads of Visual Effects to recreate WWII germany as well as the historic FC Bayern Munich stadium which they populated with thousands of supporters. Golaem Crowd and its character pack enabled them quickly create diversity in the stadium as well as on the roofs of the surrounding buildings.
The video takes place in an ancient Roman-era city and tells a kind of "David & Goliath" story. Syndrome had to populate both the city and the coliseum, as always in a short period of time. They met the challenge with great sucess!
Syndrome is an award-winning design and live-action directing studio. Syndrome was launched as an art and installation-driven collective in 2002, in the heart of Los Angeles, by artists Micah Hancock, James Larese, and Mars Sandoval. Along with executive producer Monica Blackburn they evolved into an innovative and bold collaboration of creative synergy. There diverse experience working in multiple forms of media allows them to serve creative agencies, production companies, major networks and studios.
Gareth will detail every parts of the Golaem Crowd workflow: how to easily populate your scenes, create behaviors to animate any type of characters, use your own assets, render... Gareth has used Golaem Crowd for many projects, in different situations (city, audience...), and we are very happy that he now has the opportunity to share his experience with all of you.
As you probably know, fxphd is an online vfx, production, post-production training program led by professionals. It offers both application and craft-based courses, online forums for feedback, and vpn software.
Icing on the cake, fxphd offer an enrollment certificate code for people completing a course. Do not hesitate to share your Golaem Crowd projects and your certification number so that we can promote your profile in the new jobs section we are working on!
Learn more in the term overview video (Golaem Crowd part from 7:40), or on the fxphd courses page
Milk VFX is an independent, boutique visual effects company based in London. They create innovative and complex sequences for high-end television and feature films. Founded by award-winning VFX Supervisors and Producers, the team has created visual effects for Doctor Who, 24: Live Another Day, Sherlock, Merlin... on television, and for feature films including Brett Ratner’s Hercules, Snow White and the Huntsman, 47 Ronin... They won a BAFTA Television Craft Award 2014 for their work on the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary special: Day of the Doctor.
Enjoy the movie below as well as a breakdown and behind the scenes video.