Saving Leningrad
VFX breakdown
Feature film directed by Aleksey Kozlov tells the story based on the tragedy happened in the year 1941 on the Ladozhskoe lake. The Barge (number 725) was evacuating people from the blockade Leningrad. But it was overloaded and has got into a heavy storm. It has sank 17th of September 1941 bringing away more then 1000 lifes.
Our team was responsible for the most sophisticate sequence "the storm". There was built a huge bluescreen stage with a part of the ship on a moving platform rig allowing actors to feel themselves as on a real ship in storm with full range of SFX: giant waves, rain, wind and the flashlights.
We ha two types of tasks:
- 11 fullCG shots with barge and a tow pulling it through the  storm 
- process 60 shots with actors on the bluescreen filmed on stage
Assets
We`ve created 2 ships: barge and tow. The Barge was heavy overloaded with people and laguage. Luckely we didn`t see the crowds of people hiding in the hold but there were lots of suitcases, crates, sacks and even car and a piono on top of it. To fill its deck with all this stuff we used our proprietary toolset Taiga(intilllegent artistic instaces we`ve devolped for T34 movie).
Barge asset with tons of luggage, crates and sacks scattered on it
closeup Barge asset with tons of luggage, crates and sacks scattered on it
Tow ship asset
Pomerantseva character CG double asset (required for one shot)
Shots
Cast

Directed by
Aleksey Kozlov

Produced by 
Aleksey Kozlov
Arkadiy Fateev

VFX Supervisors (Algous)
Nikolay Goryaev 
Aleksey Gusev


Trehmer Film Crew
VFX Supervisor
Konstantin Listratov

VFXproducers
Lusy Lisitsyna
Konstantin Listratov
July Frolova

Editorial
Vlad Fedosov

Previz
Andrey Storozhuk

key FXTD
Vitaliy Artemov

Modeling
Pavel Ivanov

Animation 
Andrey Storozhuk
Lev Kostin

Lookdev\Lighting
Artemov Vitaliy
Alex Alekhin
Roman Sazhenov
Alex Yakovlev

FX
Alex Alekhin
Lev Kostin
Roman Sazhenov
Alex Yakovlev
Alex Schepetilnikov


Mattepaint
Andrey Cherepanski

Match​​​​​​​move 
Yuriy Korshunov 

Compositing
Roman Moiseev
Ed Sharifulin
Dmitry Aleksandrov
Dmitry Polbitsyn

Big thanks to Frame Bakery team and Ruslan Timirbaev!
Saving Leningrad
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Saving Leningrad

VFX breakdown for storm sequence we worked on this show. We`ve done lot`s of really heavy RnD stuff and created tons(terabytes) of CG water. Fir Read More
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