Marks and Spenser – “The Must-Haves That Make Christmas”, our Christmas advert for 2018
For this advert the SFX technicians at Evolution and Snowmec came together to make a classic Christmas Snow ad using some old and some new Snow effects continuing our innovation.
Richard Van Den Bergh Special Effects Supervisor on the project lead a great team of individuals to produce some amazing SFX for Johnny English Strikes Again. They produced a wide range of Effects from missiles launched from an Aston Martin to the explosion that renders cyclists inoperative. Richard said that for him the films was a great fun project and working with Rowan was an amazing experience.
For Allied Evolution provided all the SFX for the Film with Richard Van Den Bergh leading the SFX team. We developed some amazing non pyrotechnic explosions, a 20m x 30m indoor Rain rig, a collapsing ceiling and bombed out buildings. ‘Working with Robert Zemeckis was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life’ said Richard Van Den Bergh ‘everything was very clear, he is a true Legend and I thank him for the opportunity’. Evolution would like to thank everyone on the cast and crew, an amazing well worked team.
Check out the teaser Trailer for Beauty and the Beast. The movie is a true work of Art. Evolutions Richard Van Den Bergh lead the team of 26 Snow technicians to sculpt and create a beautiful example of fantasy Snow design. ‘Thank you very much to Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer and everyone at Disney for putting your trust in the boys at Evolution to deliver. Every day was a pleasure’Richard said. ‘I can’t wait to see the final film’.
Evolution and Richard Van Den Bergh would like to thank everyone on the SFX and Snow team for all their hard work under relentless pressure.
Also thanks to everyone at ‘Working Title’ for letting us be a part of such an amazing project.
For this amazing ad for Rogue films Evolution designed and Sculpted the history of the making of cheese. This still remains one of our favourite commercial in 2014.A huge challenge beginning to end but ultimately immensely satisfying. Thank you to Drogo, Sam, Kate and all at Rogue.
This was one of the first times the new ‘Snowmec Snowflake’ has been used. A fantastic product for any christmas event. For this commercial Evolution VFX ltd. provided Snow and Wind Special Effects for this seasonal spectacle.
Our London Special effects crew created the special effects snow for The Christmas Candle. We can provide many types of special effects snow, Snowmec have been making snow since their work on ‘The Shining’ with Jack Nicholson, we are the original and still the best!
We created these two 3D printed mechanical puppets for Lexus in our London model making workshop. The exoskeleton is 3D printed and is 2.5mm in width over the whole puppet. The tallest character was 11ft high and was designed to move with the subtlety of the human form. Their bodies and limbs are controlled by the rods of the visible puppeteers, the hands have an intricate cable system and the heads are animatronic, to create the small movements that give belief to the personification of an object.
We created these two 3D printed mechanical puppets for Lexus in London model making workshop. The exoskeleton is 3D printed and is 2.5mm in width over the whole puppet. The tallest character was 11ft high and was designed to move with the subtlety of the human form. Their bodies and limbs are controlled by the rods of the visible puppeteers, the hands have an intricate cable system and the heads are animatronic, to create the small movements that give belief to the personification of an object.
This advert was a combination of 3D printing and large scale model making and cloud special effects. The London model making crew created an 8 x Circuit boards, 3 x times working sewing machine, a rig for two Dreamliner wheels to run down the runway. Also a 1:3 scale dreamliner wing for which we also created smoke special effects of clouds surrounding the model. The most interesting piece to create was the underwater sparking brian, it was a combination of model making and special effects. A great project to work on!
At our special effects London studio we produced, tested and filmed R&D for the liquid special effects. Working closely with the London Based production company we created the movements and colours needed to solidify the visuals of the concept. We used our special effects water tanks to produce varying solidities of the pearl liquids with in liquids.
For this London prop making project we created a large jet engine turbine along with a prop stopwatch melting to liquid. All together with the special effects a scene of fire, explosions, smoke and intense heat was created.
Large scale prop making and special effects for this Samsung advert. Our prop making crew created the central head with a jaw mechanism, the moving buffers and the kickers. With pyrotechnics and more from the special effects crew.
Prop making, sculpture and costume prop making for this Intel convertible advert. We created the ancient style Laptop, the Egyptian statues, the chariot and many of the hero costume props. Below is one of the Egyptian head dresses.