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