Wednesday, March 1, 2017

JUNGLE (Feature)







We have recently completed post production on upcoming feature film, Jungle.

Directed by Greg McLean and staring Daniel Radcliffe, this Arclight release presents the incredible true story of Yossi Ghinsberg's ill-fated amazon expedition.

Chroma produced a wide range of 4K visual effects for the feature including complex live action augmentation, CG animation, digimatte integration and a host of technical corrections throughout.

Look out for Jungle in 2017.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

THE WARRIORS (Series)







EndemolShine production, The Warriors comes to the ABC in 2017.

Produced by Tony Briggs and Robert Connolly, the series follows the once-great Warriors football club as it pins its hopes to three untested rookies and a jaded star. The journey is especially confronting for Maki, the number one draft pick, who swaps his remote Aboriginal community for the bright lights of Melbourne.

The Warriors is a fun and fresh take on the often serious business of professional sport, playing with the themes of identify, success and the lure of fame.

Given the sporting theme, Warriors goes beyond to presents a rich range of locations and fun sequences. Chroma produced the series visual effects which included live action augmentation, advanced compositing, CG integration and animation.

The Warriors comes to ABC in April.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEWTONS LAW (Series)







The team at Every Cloud (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) is returning with an all new show for 2016.

With an impressive cast, Newton's law stars Claudia Karvan as Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor who's over developed sense of responsibility forces her back toward her glorious stint at the Bar.

Every Cloud are adept at making digital augmentation part of there daily production toolkit, reducing shooting schedules and logistics while delivering unique locations, action and enhancements to production design across the show. Chroma provided VFX supervision and visual effects production across the 6 episode series, in addition to design and production the opening titles.

Newtons Law comes to the ABC in 2017.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

THE EDGE OF THE BUSH (Series)







The Edge of the Bush is one of the upcoming productions from the Screen Australia / ABC Long Story Short initiative launched earlier this year.

Created and starring Anne Edmonds (Fancy Boy) and Directed by Kate McCartney (The Katering Show), The Edge of the Bush follows a classic suburban family as they battle with the loss of their calisthenics empire. With many of the characters played by Anne, Chroma were brought in to create some of the doubling shots peppered throughout the production in addition to a variety of composites and technical fixes.

Edge of the Bush comes to iView soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

DANCE ACADEMY (Feature)







Dance Academy: The Comeback hits the big screen in 2017.

Based in the popular ABC3 series, the film takes Tara's dreams of stardom to new levels with direction by Jeffrey Walker (Jack Irish, Banished) and shooting locations from Sydney to New York.

Chroma provided a range of complex digital removals, augments and technical fixes for the feature.


Friday, August 26, 2016

SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD (Feature)







Safe Neighborhood is a US feature due to release at the end of 2016.

Directed by Chris Peckover and staring Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton and Olivia DeJonge, a Christmas babysitting gig turns into a deadly game of survival.

Chroma were commissioned by StormVision Entertainment to deliver a range of visual effects and technical work across the production, with over 50 shots produced from stunt enhancement, rig removal, digimatte integration, production design enhancement, sim travel and more.

Safe Neighborhood hits screens in late 2016.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE WRONG GIRL (Series)







The Wrong Girl is the latest drama to come from Playmaker, based on the popular book by Zoe Foster Blake.

With an eclectic cast and kooky style, The Wrong Girl follows cooking show host, Lily and her housemate, Simone as they decide to take a break from men, just as a handsome new chef joins the team.

Chroma produced several VFX shots for the show, which is due to air on Ten later this year.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

THE OSIRIS CHILD (Feature)







Set in a future time of interplanetary colonisation, an unlikely pair are forced together to rescue a young girl amidst a global crisis orchestrated by a shadowy military contractor.

Directed by Shane Abbess and staring Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson and Rachel Griffiths, SFv1: The Osiris Child hits screens in 2016 with Chroma providing some technical fixes for the film.


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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WENTWORTH (Series)







Fremantle Media's gritty prison drama, Wentworth returns for a fifth season in 2016.

Chroma has joined the team to help produce a variety of complex visual effects for the series including CG integration, live action augmentation, stunt enhancements and more.

Wentworth series five hits Foxtel in 2017.

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 and featuring an all star cast including Noah Taylor, Yael Stone and many more, the story follows a police officers investigation into a series of bizarre deaths that soon becomes a even more dangerous infatuation.

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

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.