3D World Magazine / December 2006
3D World's Mark Ramshaw Profiles the VFX work of Fusion CIS and Flash Film Works on The Guardian.
The digitally reconstructed Titanic may have set sail over a decade ago, yet water simulation remains one of the most complex and difficult areas of visual effects. While off-the-shelf solutions have generally been considered adequate for broadcast-level effects, studios such as ILM have instead devoted thousands of man hours and sought help from university physicists to develop their own proprietary solutions. The Guardian is the movie that bucks the trend. For the creation of around 200 water-based effects shots (out of a total of approximately 500), main visual effects vendor Flash Film Works relied on nothing more than the talents of its own artists and the RealFlow expertise of simulation gurus Fusion CI Studios. [see pdf for article...]