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


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


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


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!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Doctor Blake will be returning to Australian screens again next year, with a third season in production. We will be reprising out role too, with digital effects and production design support throughout the series.

Keep an eye out for Dr. Blake in 2015.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


From the team that brought you Offspring comes Ten's Party Tricks.

Starring Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser, Party Tricks shows the secret games played behind the scenes of state politics. We are helping out with a range of digital effects solutions throughout the series.

Party Tricks airs on Ten later this year.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Josh Thomas returns with a second series of the popular Please Like Me on ABC.

We are back to refresh our opening titles from series one as well as providing an eclectic range of VFX work across the 6 episodes.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

CHROMA @ VCA (live)

Following on from our work with University of Melbourne over the years, Chroma are lecturing at VCA this month on the power of digital design for film and television with a focus on tools for production designers.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Worst Year of My Life, Again is a fun 13-part kids series about destiny and second chances. This slapstick comedy is coming to ABC3 in 2014 and is a great reason for some fun family viewing!

Chroma designed and produced the opening titles and branding for the series.

Monday, March 10, 2014


We have just finished moving into our groovy new building at Bank Street, giving us more space to work and play, improved client facilities and a chance to upgrade our systems before 2014 kicks really in.

After nearly 10 years at the old Sandilands office, we are delighted to be able to offer even more for our clients in a comfortable and central location, all just minutes from Melbourne's best post production facilities.

Chroma continues to provide producers with the most innovative, flexible and economic digital effects solutions in the country, and our new facilities and growing team emphasise our continued commitment and passion for the Australian industry.

Come and check us out at: 202 Bank Street, South Melbourne

Sunday, March 9, 2014


The Australian Film, Television and Radio school's 'Friday on my mind' interview series returns in 2014 and Chroma have been invited to discuss the growing importance of digital effects in broadcast storytelling and our role in making it an affordable, everyday tool.

And it's FREE, so come and check it out on March 21st at ACMI, Federation Square.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


INXS: Never Tear Us Apart hit Australian screens recently, pulling in an impressive audience and rave reviews from the press. Produced by Shine and Directed by Daina Reid, it's a bitter sweet and faithful retelling of the fame and tragedy surrounding the band.

We produced over a hundred shots for the two-part telemovie, including CG vehicles, aircraft, extras duplication, TV burn-ins, exterior digimattes, archival repair, technical fixes and countless augments and removals throughout. We even recreated the Suicide Blonde music video in all its 'tape suite' glory. With our team on call throughout production, many departments had access to our time and resource saving techniques, resulting in quick solutions to traditional limitations in locations, extras, vehicles, production design and much more.

Keep an eye out for INXS on retail shelves soon!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


December Productions 2013 hit, Dr.Blake Mysteries is coming back for a well deserved second season. Set in 1950's Victoria, Blake features a range of period locations and action sequences that require some complicated digital trickery, continuing on from our work on the first series.

Over 350 shots were created for this season, mainly removal of modern elements from locations but also lots of extras duplication, stunt augmentation, digimattes, ants, bees and heaps more.

For a breakdown of some of the work we have done on Series 2, check out the behind the scenes here.

Keep an eye out for Dr.Blake coming to ABC soon!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

FAT TONY & CO (TV Series)

The latest crime saga from Screentime, Fat Tony and Co is due to hit screens soon.

We designed and produced the shows opening titles, styled in the spirit of 1960's animation and the cool title track. A nice change of pace from the footage-based Underbelly titles over the years. In addition to the titles, we also produced a several CG vehicle effects for the show.

Check it out on Nine!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

RAKE (TV Series)

ABC's much loved Rake returns for a second series this year.
We produced a few effects shots and removals for the show, including a sequence for the final episode.

Check it out on ABC later this year.