This naturalistic icelandic drama with a comedic touch. The Production was face several practical problems that prevent shots from being solved in camera. Reykjavík IO use a mixture of CGI and compositing techniques to solved this problems in a seamless and invisible way in accordance with the overall feeling of the movie.
Reykjavík IO was offered the opportunity to interpreted a bunch of footage and some graphical ideas that Director Marteinn Thorsson had for us, into a “Title Sequence” for the feature film “XL”.
Being a multi-talented bunch of people, we jumb at the opportunity to put our fingerprints on this great journey into the hedonism that is a often overlooked part of alcoholism. This title sequence also enjoy the rare honour of being at the end of the movie
„Ofeigur gengur aftur“ (Spooks & Spirits) is a ghostly romantic comedy written and directed by the acclaimed icelandic director Águst Guðmundsson starring Gísli Örn Garðarsson and Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir as the young couple and Iceland's most prolific comedian Laddi as the ghost Ofeigur.
Reykjavík IO was involved with film from the very first pre-production planning to the very end of post-production. The shooting of „Ofeigur gengur aftur“ was the first and maybe biggest challenge was to solve the problem of making a VFX heavy film (at the time in pre-production with an estimated shot-count of 170+, ended up being 250+) in the same shooting schedule as a normal non-VFX film. The plan that Reykjavík IO put forth and was implimented required no special equipment, setup, studios and had almost no significant impact on the shooting time.
Gagarin had produce very impressive interactive installation at Landvirkjuns Burfell hydro power station, after Landsvirkjun installed 2 giant wind turbines near the Burfell Dam, they decided they wanted to update the orignal installation with a seqment about the new wind turbines.
Reykjavík IO produce a graphical presentation about the wind turbines and they’re role in the Burfell hydro power station. The p
resentation involved both 2d and 3d graphics and was done in a very illustrative style with a fixed orthographic view, as made famous by the röyksopp video “Remind Me”.
Reykjavík International Games (RIG) is an annual international sports event in Reykjavík for young adults competing in a multitude of sports. Icelandic Telecom company Síminn was the main sponsor of the games and through it's advertising agency EnnEmm approached Reykjavík IO about making a “Fake” mobile-phone video for a viral campaign through Youtube. The video was suppose to show a young gymnast on crossbar swing round and round whilst kicking basketballs that a girl thru into the path of his legs, the ball then flies 30 meters or so, then through the hoop of a basketball hoop, this is repeat for a total 4 times. Reykjavík IO use it's bag of highend VFX tricks to produce a seamless and completely believable low-quality mobile-phone video of this amazing feat.
The video immediately went viral and was covered by all the main media outlets in Iceland, and the dicussion raged online whether the video was real or not.
The new Norwegian glacier museum in Jostedal, had commissioned a big interactive installation from the Icelandic new media company Gagarin, which is a world leader in interactive installation.
Gagarin asked Reykjavik IO to come up with graphical/cgi sequence for one of the installation pieces called “Equilibrium”, the task was to produce 2 sequences showing on the one hand the growth of a glacier and on the other hand the shrinking of a glacier, and how the “Equilibrium-line”, which is the main indicator, moves during these two different scenarios.
Ari Trausti approached Reykjavík IO about producing a short film showing the visual impact of a second high capacity power line along the reykjaness peninsula. Reykjavík IO worked with the Engineering company Efla to insure absolute accuracy of the placement of the power lines in the short film that Lífsmynd supplied. Using the actual “CAD” files used to produce the physical structures. Reykjavík IO modeled and then place the powerline structures into the short-film and then match the lighting, giving the new cgi-structures a completely natural and integrated look in the film.