SFX / VFX shooting period

This last Friday, we shot the last few scenes with actors, and also said goodbye to some of our excellent crew members who are now finished with their work on “Kommandør Treholt & Ninjatroppen”. A big thanks goes out to all those who’ve been involved so far. It has definitely been a rewarding shoot!

But we’re not done yet. In the week to come, we will focus purely on SFX (Special Effects) and VFX (Visual Effects) scenes. Jokingly, we refer to this as the “nerd squad” part of our production. Supervised by the production design/props, pyrotechnical and post production teams we will shoot miniatures, background plates, explosions, prop inserts, stills, some more animal scenes and other elements we need for the film.

As a former subscriber to the official Star Wars newsletter “Bantha Tracks” in the eighties, which often featured articles on how ILM worked with VFX – and as a rabid fan of effects work in general, this is for me one of the coolest parts of the entire production. It takes a lot of painstaking planning and patience, but shooting these things is crucial to our story. Looking forward to it!

Testing pyrotechnics. Photo: Magnus Flåto.
Boom one! Pyrotechnics test. Explosion by Rune Baggerud, photo by Magnus Flåto.
Boom two!
Boom two! Pyrotechnics test. Explosion by Rune Baggerud, photo by Magnus Flåto.