Rising Sun Pictures Wins AACTA Visual Effects Award for “The Eight Hundred”
LOGAN - With Alana Newell
What did RSP do on Logan?
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for Logan, the third and final instalment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the lead character’s trademark claws, to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
THE HUNGER GAMES - With Jennie Zeiher
What did RSP do on THE HUNGER GAMES?
Based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, The Hunger Games was one of the biggest box office hits of 2012. RSP created more than 200 visual effects shots for the film. Work included a plethora of effects from environments, crowds and flying vehicles, to designing and executing the Muttations (the terrifying dog-like creatures the Gamemakers unleash in the final moments of the Games). The team produced a complete
GAME OF THRONES [SEASON 6] - With Dan Wills
What did RSP do on Game of Thrones [Season 6]?
For the finale of season six of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones¸ Rising Sun Pictures faced a formidable challenge: replicating the sprawling city of King’s Landing and its central shrine, the Great Sept of Baelor; then burning them to the ground in a magical, green-hued inferno.
RED PLANET  - With Didier Elzinga
What did RSP do on Red Planet?
RSP composited a range of shots including green screens and 3d helmets (which were animated and lit by Ben Paschke).
The film was notable for RSP because it was our first ever work on a Hollywood feature film and the supervisor Jeff Okun was a big part of our early success. In many ways you can trace RSPs international film business back to this project.
CAPTAIN MARVEL  - With Gill Howe
What did RSP do on Captain Marvel?
Striving for picture-perfect realism and applying attention to detail, Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 300 visual effects shots for Marvel Studios’ film Captain Marvel. The studio executed a host of challenging visuals for the blockbuster production including a fully 3D subterranean aircraft hangar stuffed with military gear and fabricating a series of shimmering holograms …all while helping to turn Samuel L.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING  - With Will Gammon
What did RSP do on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?
RSP was a part of one of the most climactic scenes, from one of the most iconic films of all times. We composited a series of shots from the destruction of the ring in Mt Doom. The scene was composited with a number of layers from a miniature set, with various lighting passes that were mixed and balanced in Comp. A number of live action smoke elements and
AUSTRALIA  - With Mel Jones
What did RSP do on Australia?
Rising Sun Pictures created over 150 shots for Baz Luhrmann’s Australia including animating the cattle for the drove sequences using the facility’s in-house crowd system, Posse.
What did RSP do on X-Men: Days Of Future Past?
We completed the VFX work on the Pentagon Kitchen sequence where we see Quicksilver use his powers to stop the rest of the team from getting shot by security guards. He does this by running around the room and setting up little vignettes during the sequence that play out at the end as we return to normal time. As a result continuity across the entire scene was crucial.