Tuesday, July 23, 2013


With even more lavish locations and set pieces that earned the show incredible ratings both here and overseas, Australia's favourite 'lady detective', Miss Fisher, returns to screens.

Continuing from our work on the original series, we are also returning to produce an incredible range of digital effects, set extensions, location augmentations, clean ups, CG integration, stunt and production design solutions across the entire show.

With every episode featuring a diverse theme and setting, the sheer variety of what we need to create each week is both a pleasure and a challenge. Chroma's unique approach to digital effects as an embedded part of the production sees us working closely with multiple departments, providing time and cost saving solutions across the whole series.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries returns to ABC soon!

Friday, June 28, 2013


Chroma are proud to be affiliated with the Australian Production Designers Guild (APDG), a collective of industry professionals that focus attention on the evolution and protection of the Australian screen arts. With some fascinating lectures already undertaken covering both stage and screen crafts, we will also be sharing our knowledge with APDG members next month.

We will be discussing the evolving relationship between production design and visual effects in television and how to get the most out of these exciting new tools, with specific techniques and examples from dozens of productions. Come and join us on August 7th at Docklands Studios.

Check the APDG website for details!

Friday, April 19, 2013


The Gods of Wheat Street is the latest drama from Every Cloud productions, produced by Lois Randall and set to show on ABC later this year.

This contemporary indigenous drama focuses around the small-town Freeburn family as they become pulled in all directions at once, and the matriarch spirit who is working behind the scenes to keep it all together.

We produced a wide range of surreal visual effects, continuity and technical fixes across the 6 episodes in addition to design of the opening titles.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Better Man is a powerful retelling of the plight of Van Nguyen, a 25 year old Vietnamese-Australian who was jailed and executed in Singapore for drug trafficking. Directed by Khoa Do and produced by Fremantle Media, Better Man is a beautifully shot 2-part series that comes to SBS this year.

We provided VFX for the series with video treatments, surreal light effects, compositing and technical corrections.

Check out the trailer here

Monday, February 25, 2013


As many people are excited to hear, Shaun Micallef's excellent Mad As Hell will return to screens in 2013. Our opening titles from series one remain as we continue to assist with various VFX and animated gags for the show.

UPDATE: Mad As Hell was nominated 'Best Comedy' award at this years AACTA Awards. Nice!

Check out the latest episodes on iView...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Due to hit cinemas this year, Winter of the Dead (METELESTA) is the first big-production zombie feature to come out of Russia. Directed by Nikolai Pigarev and produced by Red Spy, it follows a small group caught in a mid-summer snowstorm that causes the dead to rise and terrorise the city!

In addition to providing mixing facilities and sound design for the film, we were also commissioned to design and produce the 60 second opening titles in both English and Russian, taking the form of an animated sequence which plays with the themes of snow, trees and veins all presented in an aggressive, deconstructive style.

In line with our sound design duties, we were also tasked with composing and producing the title track that accompanies the vision, creating a strong link between picture and sound, a unique approach to title production, resulting in a tightly syncopated sequence.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Chronicling the rise and fall of one of Australia's most notorious criminals, 'Squizzy' sees the Underbelly franchise make a welcome return to Melbourne, taking advantage of the cities unique period style locations and experienced crews.

We are also retuning to provide a huge range of digital VFX and production solutions across the series.

With many challenging period productions already in the can (Cloudstreet, Miss Fisher, Dangerous Remedy, Dr.Blake, Howzat and Hansom Cab), the team at Chroma were a perfect fit for the challenges and expectations required for Underbelly, bringing our production-streamlining post solutions to all departments. The production leaned heavily on green screen, CG integration and digital augmentation to create its expansive locations and set pieces while reducing cost and complexity across a range of departments.

As always, we are also producing the opening titles, now on it's ninth iteration, although a different approach this time around.

Underbelly: Squizzy hits the Nine Network in 2013.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Chroma returned to the Filmmaking Summer School at Melbourne University for a third year of our VFX Masterclass. The session covers the entire spectrum of digital effects and their emerging implementation in television drama and long-form production.

Find out more about this great initiative here and maybe we'll see you in 2014!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Continuing on from their nostalgia-fuelled success with Puberty Blues and Howzat, Southern Star have just completed work on the sequel to the acclaimed Paper Giants, titled Magazine Wars.

We have worked closely with the production to deliver a range of digital effects solutions for several scenes across the two parts, including location augmentation, CG integration and advanced compositing. We were also tasked with design and production of the new opening titles, with slightly different iterations for the two episodes.

Paper Giants 2: Magazine Wars comes to ABC later this year.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Cloudberry films latest short The Kingdom of Doug, directed by Victoria Thaine, has just completed post production.

The Pozible funded short tells the story of a suicide cult and one member who decides not to come along for the ride. We pitched in with some digital composites and cleanups.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


We are pleased to welcome Jack Nolan to the VFX team at Chroma.

Jack will be working as a CG and compositing artist for our drama and broadcast clients. You can reach Jack at the office or email: jack@chromamedia.com