Thursday, July 14, 2016

HYDE & SEEK (Series)







Matchbox's new crime drama, Hyde and Seek comes to Nine this year.
Matt Nable stars as a police detective on the trail of a killer who is stalking his friends and family, drawing him ever deeper into a world of unbridled crime where everyone has something to hide.

The team at Chroma produced the visual effects for the series, including complex location augmentation, day for night sequences, stunt fixes and production design enhancement.
Chroma also designed the opening titles for the show.

Hyde and Seek comes to Nine later this year.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

SECRET CITY (Series)








We have recently completed production on Matchbox's upcoming political thriller, Secret City.

Directed by Emma Freeman (Glitch) and produced by Joanna Werner, the series is based on the popular espionage novels The Marmalade files & The Mandarin code.

Chroma provided hundreds of visual effects and production design enhancements throughout the 6 part drama, from phones and interfaces to location augmentation, CG aircraft, road vehicles and much more.

Secret City is coming to Foxtel's Showcase in June 2016.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DEEP WATER (Series)







Blackfella Films new crime drama, Deep Water comes to SBS this year. Directed by Shaun Seet (Peter Allen) the story follows a police officers investigation into a series of bizarre deaths that soon becomes a dangerous infatuation.

Chroma produced a range of VFX for the series including practical effect and production design enhancement.

Deep Water comes to SBS later this year.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

OTTO BLOOM (Feature)







This intriguing film by Cris Jones is a fictional documentary feature about a celebrity figure who experiences time in reverse, and the impact he has on the world around him as he passes backwards through the years.

Chroma were brought onboard to produce a wide range of VFX shots for the film in addition to creating archival footage treatments.

Otto Bloom hits screens later this year.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

OFFSPRING RETURNS (Series)







Now in it's six season, Offspring returns to Ten for another well deserved series this year.

We are also returning to provide visual effects for the series with the usual round of location augmentation, production design and practical effect enhancement that keeps the shooting schedule at a break neck pace, and the drama full of little visual flourishes that make the show so unique.

Offspring series 6 hits screens soon.

Friday, May 27, 2016

YOU'RE SKITTING ME (Series)







Popular ABC kids comedy, You're Skitting Me hits series 3 this year.
Chroma joined the team to produce a couple of fun visual gags for the show.

Check out You're Skitting Me S3 later this year on ABC.

Friday, May 20, 2016

RAKE RETURNS (Series)







Everyone's favourite lowbrow lawyer returns to screen this year.

Following on from our work last series, we helped put together the opening stunt sequence that has Rake making a rather undignified entrance through a plate glass window, requiring an elaborate green screen shoot at Fox Studios. A range of other effects were also produced across the series including hot air balloons, location augementations, burn-ins and more.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

THE KATERING SHOW (Series)







Culinary comedy, The Katering Show returns to ABC this year with a second series of foody fun.

Chroma produced a range of VFX shots for the series, including practical enhancements, 3D signage and technical fixes. The Katering Show hits the ABC later this year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

THE FUTURE IS EXPENSIVE (Pilot)







We spent our Christmas break helping out on upcoming ABC pilot, The Future Is Expensive. The team at Chroma produced a variety of surreal VFX, stunt augments and technical fixes throughout the show.

The pilot comes to ABC in May 2016.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

GLITCH WINS BIG IN 2016

Congratulations to Matchbox for their win at this years AACTA awards, with Glitch taking Best Television Drama for 2015!

Directed by Emma Freeman and produced by Louise Fox and Ewan Burnett, Glitch was well received by critics and audiences Australia-wide for it's sombre mood and intriguing mythology.

Chroma produced over 400 VFX shots for the 6-part series including the creepy Carlo disintegration sequence. This episode won the coveted Australian Directors Guild Awards for Emma Freeman's incredible work.

UPDATE: Glitch also takes home the 2016 Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Television Series

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

AACTA WIN FOR SECRET RIVER

Congratulations to Ruby Entertainment for taking home the 2015 AACTA award for Best Production Design in Television for The Secret River. Well done to Herbert Pinter, Michael Rumpf and the whole design and art team!

The Secret River was an ambitious vision for the small screen, featuring vast untouched landscapes and sprawling colonial settlements of early NSW. Chroma worked closely with production design and art department to help create hundreds of visual effects shots including set extensions, CG structures, location and landscape augmentations, watercraft and more.

The Secret River is a great example of striking the balance between practical and digital production design to deliver huge scale to the small screen.

Check out the trailer here!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DOCTOR BLAKE SERIES 4 (Series)

The good doctor returns once more for a forth series of The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

One of ABC's most popular franchises, Doctor Blake is back to solve another round of devious crimes. Since season one, the show has always lent heavily on digital aumentation to achieve it's unique 1950's environments and crime scene set pieces, and this years series is no different with every episode bringing even more variety for fans to enjoy.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries hits the ABC later this year.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SHAUN MICALLEF FOR PM

Mr. Micallef returns to the screen once again in The ExPM.

Directed by Sian Davies and produced by CJZ, The ExPM journals life of former fictional Prime Minister Andrew Dugdale as he attempts to return to normal life.

In a country were politics is already a joke, and featuring talents like John Clarke, you know it's going to be a treat. After working with Shaun on Newstopia and Mad As Hell, it's a joy to be bringing more comedy to Australian screens. The team at Chroma were on hand for several VFX sequences, some fun CG integration and the usual round of cleanups and augments.

The ExPM can be seen on televisions at some point... probably on ABC.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

PETER ALLEN (Miniseries)

Peter Allen was one of Australia's best known musical exports during the 1980's and Shine's latest production, Peter Allen: Not the boy next door brings his tale to the small screen in 2015. The series features a wide range of visual effects from Chroma including numerous digital augments and CG enhancements throughout the 2-part production.

Peter Allen: Not the boy next door will broadcast on the Seven Network in September.

UPDATE! Peter Allen picks up the 2015 AACTA award for Best Direction in a Televison Drama!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

MOLLY (Telemovie)

The journey of Australian music guru Molly Meldrum will be brought to the small screen this year in Seven's 'Molly'. This two-part series covers Molly's rise from country boy, to host of ABC's Countdown and beyond. Chroma produced over 600 shots for the show including CG location builds, simtrav, screen inserts and a host of production design enhancements both large and small.

Molly premiers on the Seven Network later this year.

JACK IRISH BACK FOR SERIES 3

Guy Pierce returns as Jack Irish in another set of telemovies for 2015.

Chroma return from our work on the first two seasons to provide a whole host of visual effects solutions including location, stunt and production design enhancements throughout.

Jack Irish airs in 2015.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

THE BEAUTIFUL LIE (Series)

Endemol's latest drama is headed to screens this year, based the classic book Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, directed by Glendyn Ivin and Peter Salmon and produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Chroma provided a host of VFX shots including CG integration, screen inserts, cleanups and augments throughout the series.

The Beautiful Lie comes to the ABC this year.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

GLITCH (Series)

Glitch is the latest genre production to come out of Matchbox pictures.
Directed by Emma Freeman and produced by Ewan Burnett and Louise Fox, Glitch presents an intriguing story set in a sleepy country town with a shadowy past.

The team at Chroma produced over 350 shots for the 6 part series covering a wide range of VFX techniques and production solutions. One sequence in particular involves some very complex CG integration and dynamics simulation, but you'll have to watch the show to find out more ;)

Or you can just check out this behind the scenes clip to see some of the work that went in to it!

Glitch comes to ABC this year, don't miss it!

Monday, July 6, 2015

READY FOR THIS (Series)

Blackfella Films and ABC3 join forces for Ready For This, an indigenous drama charting the courses of five kids coming to the big city to explore their true potential. Chroma produced several landscape shots for the production in addition to a few cleanups and augments.

Ready for This comes to screens in 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WINNER & LOSERS (Series)

Seven Network's popular rags to riches series, Winners & Losers is back for another season this year. We helped create an energetic tennis match where the ball was added digitally to make the it easier and safer to choreograph the sequence.

Check it out on the Seven Network soon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

THE PRINCIPAL (TV Series)

Alex Dimitriades stars in The Principal, a four part drama about the new head of Boxdale Boys school as he deals with a suspicious death on campus. Chroma produced several technical fixes for the show.

The Principal comes to SBS this year.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

GALLIPOLI (Miniseries)

We are just putting the final pieces in place for Endemol's upcoming epic 'Gallipoli'.

The team at Chroma have been hard at work creating hundreds of challenging shots for the sprawling saga that covers just about every trick in the book, from enhancing overall production design and locations to ballistics, stunts and much more.

Gallipoli is a shocking and powerful exploration of the sacrifice and bloodshed endured by Australians and other allied forces presented in a harsh yet intimate style.

Gallipoli is coming to the Nine Network in 2015 and is not to be missed.

Check out this article covering some of the VFX process.

Monday, October 27, 2014

THE SECRET RIVER (TeleMovie)

Australia's colonial beginnings are brought to life in ABC's new miniseries, The Secret River.

Based on the book by Kate Grenville and directed by Daina Reid, Secret River follows the life of an English conscript arriving at Botany Bay with his wife and children. The Secret River shows a part of Australia's history that has never been brought to the small screen with such scale and emotion, and is an amazing opportunity to show the beauty and brutality of our first steps.

Our team will be creating the many unique views of these early settlements and a huge range of production design and visual effect enhancements across the two episodes.

The Secret River hits ABC on June 14. Check out the trailer!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CHROMA @ SUMMER FILM SCHOOL

This years Summer Film School will be the fifth year we have been involved in this great initiative.

Aimed at inspiring and educating the next wave of Australian film makers, the course covers the full range of production from pre to post and our component brings an intensive VFX and digital production design overview that gives essential insight into these powerful production tools.

If you want to find out more or make a booking, check this link.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

MISS FISHER RETURNS FOR THIRD SERIES

Following on huge ratings and massive audience response, ABC have just announced that Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will return to screens in 2015.

Miss Fisher has always been great fun to work on due to the visual variety across the series and the awesome cast and crew that make it come to life. Last years series featured over 1,200 VFX shots to create the unique and lush 1920's world and series 3 looks to be the best yet, with even more stylish set pieces and old school action!

The team at Chroma return to provide digital effects and production design support for series 3, with the usual blend of augmentation, CG integration and digital removals.

Miss Fisher comes to the ABC in 2015, don't miss it!

UPDATE: Miss Fisher Series Two was just nominated Best Visual Effects at this years APDG Awards! Go Phryne!