Brainstorm Digital speaks at NYC Siggraph event!
Richard Friedlander of Brainstorm was invited to speak about their innovative VFX work on such films and TV series as Wolf of Wall Street, Delivery Man, History’s The Men Who Built America, and the upcoming film The Drop, as well as their Emmy winning work on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Check the link to see who else was there, and learn more about NYC ACM Siggraph, including upcoming events and how to join.
NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Industry Spotlight 2014
Pictured is Richard Friedlander along with the other guest speakers, as well as the event hosts.
THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - “money drops” - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
FOX Searchlight has released the trailer for their upcoming crime drama The Drop, with some amazing performances by Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and the late great James Gandolfini.
Brainstorm supervised the filming and did extensive work for this very powerful and captivating film. Check out the trailer below.
Brainstorm Digital does such a good job with its VFX that no-one notices… until it’s pointed out to us. The team behind The Wolf of Wall Street’s hidden secrets reveal all…
Brainstorm sits down with 3DTotal to reveal some of the magic behind their hidden visual effects work in The Wolf of Wall Street. Follow the link for an in-depth interview featuring Brainstorm founders Rich Friedlander, Glenn Allen, and VFX Supervisor Eran Dinur.
Brainstorm founders Glenn Allen and Richard Friedlander were featured on an ABC news piece about visual effects at the Academy Awards. Although not nominated, our work for The Wolf of Wall Street was used to show how important visual effects are, especially when they go unnoticed. Watch the clip to see examples and get some insight into how much of a difference seamless and unseen effects can make.
Here’s a great write up on our use of Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro to handle some of the complex tracking issues in The Wolf of Wall Street.
SpeedTree Brings Photoreal Vegetation to The Wolf of Wall Street - CGW explores how leading-edge graphics techniques, including the 3D modeling, animation and visualization are used in such applications as CAD/CAM/CAE, architecture, scientific visualization, special effects, digital video, film, and interactive entertainment.
A feature in Computer Graphic’s World about Brainstorm Digital’s use of SpeedTree software to create photoreal vegetation elements in their creation of the visual effects for The Wolf of Wall Street.
2014 Academy Awards Nominations
It's Oscar season and we have much to celebrate! Wolf of
Wall Street was nominated in 5 categories including best
picture and best director! Congratulations to Mr. Scorsese
and the entire cast and crew. Click the link to see all
the nomination announcements.
2014 Oscar Nominees
A big congratulations to Leonardo DiCaprio on his 2014 Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street. We at Brainstorm are honored to have been a part of this project. If you haven’t already, check out our VFX breakdowns to see how we achieved some of the more challenging shots in the film.
The Wolf of Wall Street VFX Highlights from Brainstorm Digital on Vimeo.
Tis the season of updates! Check out our newly refreshed website, featuring iconic imagery from some of our recent work, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Immigrant, Gold Fever, and more!
FX Guide wrote a great feature on the visual effects in The Wolf of Wall Street. Learn how the VFX supervisor Rob Legato creatively solved problems and, with the help of Brainstorm, successfully created Martin Scorsese’s vision. Read about Brainstorm and all the visual effects for the film on FX Guide.