News 30.05.16

KOJO DELIVERS FEATURE FILM TO UNIVERSAL AND ULTRA HD SERIES TO STAN



KOJO has had a busy start to the first half of 2016 delivering Hollywood feature film The Darkness for Blumhouse and Universal and the Stan Original Series Wolf Creek for Screentime.

The Darkness was produced by the prolific Jason Blum along with Greg McLean and Bianca Martino from Emu Creek Pictures. McLean also directed the thriller/horror starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.

KOJO worked on both picture and sound post-production, including Australian editorial facilitation, sound post, DI, VFXand delivery. With KOJO’s Executive Director and VFX Supervisor Marty Peppertravelling to the US to supervise the shoot and dailies workflow from LA, before bringing the film back to our Adelaide studio for completion.

KOJO worked on over 200 shots from CGI simulations and creature augmentation to full green screen compositing and environment replacements.  KOJO were also intrinsically involved in the design of the reoccurring symbolic imagery used as a key VFX element in the film.

“We have collaborated with Greg for over a decade now on many of his feature projects,The Darkness presented a great opportunity to support him in the US during the shoot and then finish in Australia” said VFX Supervisor Marty Pepper.

The Darkness was released in the US on Friday 13th May.  The trailer can be seen below.

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The Wolf Creek TV series is one of the first Ultra High Def series to be delivered in Australia for Screentime. KOJO looked after the online and grade and completed over 125 VFX shots across the 6-part drama. The gritty realism of the horror called for everything from CG knives, fire and blood simulation through to set extension and matte painting to help tell this high stakes mission of revenge. All of which were finished at 2160p.

“Working at this resolution for any size project is a challenge; Wolf Creek was the perfect storm of fresh technology mixed with stunning locations and classic story telling, it was fast, furious and good fun.”

KOJO have had a long history with the Wolf Creek franchise having worked on the original feature with creator and director Greg McLean in 2005 and again on the sequel Wolf Creek 2 in 2013.

The series is available on STAN now. View the trailer here!

Check out more of KOJO’s work on their website kojo.com.au