Check out this epic looking sci-fi short teaser by Guido Ekker. Have a look at the short in the header and Ekker’s comments about the short below.

“My name is Guido Ekker, I work at Postpanic as director and visual effects artist. I would like to share a recent piece of work created for the Panicroom at Postpanic, Amsterdam. The PanicRoom is a bi-annual inspiration evening held both in Amsterdam and around the world. The evenings have achieved cult status worldwide with tickets much sought after.  The evening is known for it’s opening titles to introduce the speakers.

This time I got the chance to direct them and I would love to show you guys it. It’s been some late nights and a lot of free time went into it. With a sci-fi touch trying to set the mood of the conference.

The creative challenge on this project was for me getting to work with actors, not only CG this time but real performance. Then making it all into a teasing story, not giving away to much but keeping the crowd focused. And hopefully teasing for more. Then afterwards dealing with the visual effects together with one other colleague. The crew was fairly small which made this a real passion project. All friends on board aiming for the highest possible debut.

We shot it on different cameras since there was no budget for this. We used a phantom-drone, Sony (digital cam), 5D and Panasonic varicam for low-light. The shoot took one full weekend (nights) and working in the evenings it took us from end of Sept (shoot) till end of October (2016) to finish the project. The total budget of the production was 500 euro’s. Hopefully we showed that also in The Netherlands you can make film without having epic locations all the time!”


Allan Torp Jensen
Author: Allan Torp Jensen

Allan has worked on visual effects for feature films and television for 20 years. He has experience of the full VFX pipeline but has focused on compositing for the past 15 years and has been a Lead Compositor and Compositing Supervisor on various shows. He has worked with the talented people at Cinesite, Bluebolt VFX, Automatik VFX in London, and Weta Digital in New Zealand. For the past five years, he has worked remotely at his own Torper Studio on various high-end TV and feature film projects.