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2088 Making of


VFX Breakdown

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Breaking at
the Edge


VFX Breakdown (NSFW)

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Savannah

This film was shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia and was so beautiful that the team at SMI was inspired to create visuals that matched the film. The tight schedule pushed our artists...
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"The Matrix" Series

Part of principle photography, the motion capture team from Spectrum Studios handled all on-set motion capture for both Matrix 2 and 3, including the video game. Steven worked...
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The Polar Express

Initially booked for one month, Steven worked on the Polar Express for almost two years. Steven was brought on as part of a select team of motion capture specialists that physically...
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Watchmen

Steven Ilous, in conjunction with his technology company, the Digital Concept Group (DCG) met with visual effects executive Chris De Faria at Warner Brothers (WB) to explore new...
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Visual Effects

Commercial

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Hyundai - Kid


Commercial Spot

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World of
Warplanes


Cinematic Trailer

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Intenso

Utilizing raw footage of the vehicle under studio conditions, SMI managed to simulate the fast-paced feel of this spot. SMI VFX captured the true essence of Intenso and executed a sharp,...
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Healthy
Choice

This was a highly detail-orientated job. Regardless of its tongue-in-cheek humor, this piece emphasized the call to action to purchase Healthy Choice products.
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Beware the Gush

Based on reference imagery, our team had enough material to combine and create our own customizable shapes to the directors liking. We had control over the depth of the splat and...
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Visual Effects

Short Films

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Thule

Researching the Cold War era and military conditions, SMI was able to formulate visual effects that showcased an eye for detail and perfectly complemented the directors stylistic vision.
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Reign

Working with Director/ Acting Coach Kimberley Jentzen and veteran Cinematographer Jack Green, SMI VFX supervised and created all the seamless visual effects in this short film.
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Mushroom
Sessions

Working with six AFI masters brought a dose of fresh perspective when presented with production difficulties. SMI created visual effects that enhanced the overall narrative and...
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Visual Effects

Music Videos

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Electric Youth


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Lessons
Learned

After a few companies had attempted to complete the VFX, SMI was brought in to deliver exactly what the client wanted. Working closely with Director Otto Arsenault created a...
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Toxic is Dead

The music video was shot and edited in over one week. Shot entirely on location along Route 66, Director Steven Ilous worked with DP Jonathan Narducci and producer Otto...
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Lightworks

The music video was shot in a studio over the course of a single day. Costume designer and FIDM graduate Bryan Robert Hearns created all wardrobe within a single week. A cake...
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Visual Effects

Games

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World in
Conflict

Brought out from Los Angeles to Uppsala, Sweden, Steven Ilous bared the cold and worked on the intense shoot to deliver more than 800 unique movements and cinematic sequences...
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Bionic
Commando

Brought out from Los Angeles to Uppsala, Sweden, Steven helped build and design the motion capture rig, as well as supervise on set with an experienced crew, to capture...
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Enter the
Matrix

Part of principle photography, the motion capture team from Spectrum Studios handled all on-set motion capture for both Matrix 2 and Matrix 3, including the video game. Steven...
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