15.5.2013 GO TO BLACK: THE MAKING OF IRON MAN 3
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Christopher Townsend, Erik Nash, Bryan Grill, Alessandro Cioffi, Guy Williams, Matt Dessero, Venti Hristova and Vincent Cirelli; animation supervisor Simone Kraus, previsualization supervisor Todd Constantine and postvisualization supervisor Gerardo Ramirez about their work on Iron Man 3. Beware there are spoilers....Read More
8.5.2013 NEW HERO, SAME UNIVERSE: CHRISTOPHER TOWNSEND FINDS A NEW AVENGER
Christopher Townsend, the VFX Supervisor on Iron man 3, explains a bit of what connects The Avengers films with which he has worked. Featuring insights from TRIXTER's VFX Supervisor, Alessandro Cioffi.Read More
7.5.2013 IRON MAN 3: MORE SUITS TO PLAY WITH
fxguide breaks down the major sequences and shots from Iron Man 3, which this time around featured multiple suits realized by multiple vendors and a powerful sub-surface skin effect known as Extremis. Article features Trixter sequences and an interview with VFX Supervisor, Alessandro Cioffi!Read More
6.5.2013 IRON MAN 3: THE TRIXTERS BEHIND TONY STARK'S SHINY NEW ARMOR
Check out TRIXTER's article in Creative Cow, featuring an in-depth interview with VFX Supervisor Alessandro Cioffi. Seventy artists from Trixter worked an entire year to create a formidable 208 VFX shots for Marvel's Iron Man 3. Each new episode in the Iron Man saga details a slick new technology created by the ingenious Tony Stark, and the new installment does not disappoint! Combining the hard surface geometry of the Iron Man suit auto-assembly with the flexibility of the human body was one of the challenges that Trixter brought from previs to believable screen reality.Read More
6.5.2013 BUILDING A BETTER IRON MAN 3
Iron Man 3 may be more angst-ridden, but there were a lot more suits to be battle-tested. This article from Animation World Network discusses the various visual effects sequences in the film and features an interview with our Animation Supervisor, Simone Kraus.Read More
6.5.2013 IRON MAN 3: CHRISTOPHER TOWNSEND – PRODUCTION VFX SUPERVISOR
Iron Man 3 Production VFX Supervisor, Christopher Townsend, discusses the impressive undertaking of creating over 2000 visual effects shots, spread between 17 vendors in 6 different countries.Read More
28.3.2013 VFX-GATHERING OF THE GERMAN MOVIE ACADEMY
On Thursday 11th of April at 07:30pm, there will be again the Münchner Akademie-Stammtisch of the German Movie Academy. It will take place in Hotel Olympic, located at Hans-Sachs-Straße 4, 80469 Munich. The topic of the meeting is: VFX – Können wir in Deutschland LIFE OF PI? Trixter's VFX Supervisor Robert Hoffmeister will also be taking part in the discussion. Please note that the event has been re-scheduled from its initial date on the 10th of April and the event is only for members of the academy.Read More
20.3.2013 RTS ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR THE PROGRAMME AWARDS 2012
BBC’s hit series Wolfblood has been announced as the National Royal Television Society Award Winner for Best Children’s Drama. “An exceptional piece of drama which moved the genre on… utterly compelling performances and was beautifully shot.” Congratulations to everyone involved!Read More
11.3.2013 GERMANY'S ARRI AND TRIXTER FORM ANIMATION ALLIANCE
TRIXTER has partnered with camera innovator and post-production powerhouse, ARRI, to co-produce and sell animated features for the international market. Our first joint production will be Ploe - You'll Never Fly Alone, a family-friendly feature about a young golden plover. Check out the full Hollywood Reporter article by clicking below!Read More
10.1.2013 THE AVENGERS NOMINATED FOR VFX OSCAR
Marvel's The Avengers has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Congratulations to the team, and good luck!Read More
27.11.2012 MOVIECOM518 2012
TRIXTER is proud to participate as Supporting Partner at the new Munich Film Festival and thereby strengthen Munich as an important national and international media city. There will be a lot of exciting events, including TRIXTER'S CEO Michael Coldewey delivering a speech on Dec, 14th from 4 to 6 pm in the HVB Forum about the topic “Digitale Bildeffekte für Hollywood und Deutschland aus München - Geht das?”
21.11.2012 ALEXA on WOLFBLOOD
BBC's new TV series Wolfblood was shot entirely on Arri Alexa cameras at a remarkable pace: 13 episodes in 13 weeks. See the article here, which includes a shout-out to TRIXTER, who did all animation and VFX on the series, led by VFX Supervisor Jan Stoltz. Read More
26.10.2012 IRON MAN 3
TRIXTER is pleased to announce our work on IRON MAN 3. Click on the link below to view the trailer. trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/ironman3/ Read More
20.9.2012 GERMAN ANIMATION INDUSTRY MEETS AT CARTOON FORUM TOULOUSE 2012
During this year's Cartoon Forum in Toulouse was a meeting of the German animation industry. The desire for a better cooperation in all fields brought together producers, television representatives, sponsors and investors. The aim of the German get-together was to improve the national exchange, in order to strengthen the cooperation of the industry and raise the chances of German competition in the European market at a fair level. Read More
3.9.2012 VISUAL EFFECTS SHOPS DRAW BIG-BUDGET PIX
German-based VFX companies have an ever-increasing presence and impact on the film industry. This Variety article discusses the emergence of German VFX studios, including TRIXTER, who are making their mark on big Hollywood films. Read More
19.7.2012 DEATH OF A SUPERHERO - SEAL OF APPROVAL: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
After it's highly anticipated world premiere on the 30th Munich film festival, Death of a Superhero got awarded by Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW). The award has been granted by an independent jury of five film professionals from all over Germany. The movie will have its public release on the 30rd of August. Read More
6.5.2012 FX GUIDE: VFX ROLL CALL FOR THE AVENGERS
VFX Supervisor Alessandro Cioffi was recently interviewed by fxguide.com about TRIXTER'S contribution to the VFX work done for Marvel's The Avengers. TRIXTER was responsible for over 200 shots of the exciting and challenging project. Read More
6.6.2012 FULLY ASSEMBLED: THE MAKING OF THE AVENGERS
VFX Supervisor Alessandro Cioffi speaks about TRIXTER's work on The Avengers, in this comprehensive look at the film's visual effects.
Check out the full article! Read More
4.4.2012 FMX 2012
TRIXTER will be partner for this year's FMX in Stuttgart; be invited to drop by at our recruiting booth. The FMX 2012 will take place from May 8-11. Read More
22.2.2012 DEATH OF A SUPERHERO: JAMESON DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The movie Death of a Superhero has entered in yet another exciting film festival. In case you are around, make sure to check out TRIXTER's animation and VFX contribution to this great movie at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival! Read More
20.2.2012 MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
We are very excited to announce that we are currently working on Marvel's The Avengers.
More information will be available soon. Read More
17.2.2012 CLOUD ATLAS
In Cloud Atlas, six stories set in a different time and place become intricately related to each other. Based upon the novel by David Mitchell, this feature film project is directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski.
TRIXTER proudly provides miscellaneous work for numerous shots of the movie which will be released in autumn 2012. Read More
10.2.2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUDIO BABELSBERG
In 2012, Studio Babelsberg celebrates its 100th anniversary. TRIXTER congratulates the world’s oldest large-scale studio complex!
Happy Birthday! Read More
TRIXTER is excited to announce the start of a new, amazing project: Wolfblood - a CBBC/ZDF co-produced children’s fantasy drama series. All VFX work will be done at TRIXTER Munich. We are looking forward to this great opportunity to create some amazing photorealistic creature animation. Read More
20.1.2012 PERSONNEL NEWS
TRIXTER Munich is proud to announce an exciting restructuring of its management team! Having wrapped up three projects within the last year at TRIXTER as VFX Producer, Maike Timmann will advance to become our new Head of Production. Additionally, we extend a warm welcome to the newest member of the TRIXTER team, Stefan Spendier. Vastly knowledgeable and experienced in the world of motion picture finance, Stefan will serve as our Head of Business Affairs. Congratulations to Maike and Stefan! Onward and upward!
11.1.2012 CAPTAIN AMERICA NOMINATED FOR 10TH ANNUAL VES AWARDS
It’s award season, and Marvel's 2011 summer blockbuster has been nominated for the highly renowned Visual Effects Society Award!
The two categories include, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture.
More info available on the VES website! Read More
10.1.2012 MOCHA AT TRIXTER
TRIXTER compositor Michael Habenicht was recently interviewed by Ross Shain from Imagineer Systems.
In the article below they discuss TRIXTER’s visual effects projects from the past year and the integration of Imagineer’s tracking tool, mocha, in the TRIXTER-pipeline.
9.1.2012 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND X-MEN ON SHORTLIST FOR 2012 VFX ACADEMY AWARDS
Among the ten films in contention for this year’s visual effects Oscar, there are also two of TRIXTER's recent projects.
Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class will compete for the list of the five final nominations in January.
19.12.2011 DEATH OF A SUPERHERO: LES ARCS EUOPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
We are excited to announce that Death of a Superhero won the "Prize of the Public" and the "Price of the Youth Public" of the Les Arcs European Film Festival.
TRIXTER created eight fully 2D animated sequences, several integrated 2D animation on live action shots and contributed all VFX work on this movie. Read More
3.11.2011 VFX SUPERVISOR ALESSANDRO CIOFFI ABOUT CAPTAIN AMERICA
Our VFX Supervisor Alessandro Cioffi was interviewed by artofvfx.com about TRIXTER's work on Captain America.
Check out this detailed article, complete with visual examples. Read More
14.10.2011 DEATH OF A SUPERHERO: EUROPE PREMIERE
We are proud to announce that Death of a Superhero will have - after the World Premiere in Toronto - its European Premiere at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma on November 3rd.
Check local screening times and further information here.Read More
7.10.2011 TRIXTER AT ANIMAGO 2011
Our VFX supervisor Alessandro Cioffi will present a variety of visual samples of recent projects, such as Captain America, X-Men: First Class and Death of a Superhero, and give an insight into the production process.
15.9.2011 ALL ABOUT CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Read all about the VFX work done by TRIXTER and various other studios for Captain America in the newest issue of Cinefex. Read More
8.9.2011 DEATH OF A SUPERHERO SCREENED AT TIFF
We are excited to announce that Death of a Superhero, one of our most recent projects, will premier at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival!
To get a good overview on what you can expect, have a look on Variety's description here!
Check local screening times and further information here: Read More
30.8.2011 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER TRIUMPHS
With a highly successful release, Captain America is performing great at box offices worldwide. Find out more about its VFX and TRIXTER's contribution to this movie. Read More
22.8.2011 THE RAVEN
The Raven: We once more had the chance to collaborate with renowned director James McTeigue in his latest feature film project – The Raven. Starring John Cusack, this thriller pictures the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet chases a serial killer who executes the murders portrayed in Poe’s stories.
TRIXTER is happy to contribute with various CG blood simulations and compositing work. Read More
9.5.2011 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Captain America: The First Avenger: Having been declared unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that propels him to glory as Captain America: a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
TRIXTER is providing miscellaneous animation and compositing work for the upcoming movie. It will be released on July 21, 2011. Read More
6.5.2011 GREEN LANTERN
Green Lantern: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a brotherhood of warriors, the Green Lantern Corps, swore to keep intergalactic order, wearing a ring that grants otherworldly powers. But when a new enemy threatens to destroy the balance in the Universe, the fate of the Earth lies in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
TRIXTER concluded its work on a multitude of shots; most of which feature the movie's villain Hector. The planned release date is July 28, 2011. Read More
5.5.2011 X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a hitherto unknown history of famous global events. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were fast friends, enlisting other mutants to help them stop one of the biggest threats, the world has ever known. However, they have a falling out, which leads to the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and the X-Men, led by Professor X.
TRIXTER contributed visual effects compositing for numerous shots of the movie which will be released on June 9, 2011. Read More
3.5.2011 FMX 2011
At this year's FMX2011, Michael Coldewey discussed the German impact in the global VFX market with David Cohen (VARIETY), Heiko Burkmeister (PIXOMONDO) and Thomas Zauner (SCANLINE VFX). All three leading German companies have a subsidiary in the US and are working quite extensively for major American studios. Thomas, Heiko and Michael's most important message was an empasis on the fact that there is still an unfavorable situation for German VFX facilities in competing for global service work compared to companies situated in Canada, the UK or Australia. One of the main disadvantages German studios are facing, is the strong Euro and the absence of tax credits. Therefore the only solution is to branch out into the U.S and work closer with the American clients on their home territory.Read More
28.3.2011 PRIEST 3D
PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in world torn apart by a conflict between humans and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior who breaks his sacred vows and sets out on a quest to find his niece before a murderous pack of vampires turn her into one of them.
The film was released on May 12, 2011. TRIXTER was responsible for the sterescopic work on more than 90 shots of the movie. Read More
21.2.2011 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (2011)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (also known as Journey To The Mysterious Island) is an upcoming American 3D action adventure film directed by Brad Peyton and the sequel to the film Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne.
TRIXTER is currently providing miscellaneous work for the upcoming Stereo 3D movie. Read More
17.2.2011 HEXE LILLI 2 PREMIERE
Disney's Hexe Lilli 2 - Die Reise nach Mandolan opened in Germany on February 17, 2011.The world premiere took place in Munich on February 13 with the cast and crew present. A preview of the film was also presented to great acclaim at the children's film festival in Hof (Germany) on February 05 and 06. In this sequel to the very popular Lilly The Witch 1, Lilly and her faithful companion, little dragon Hector, travel to Mandolan where they face breathtaking adventures.
TRIXTER was responsible for more than 300 visual effect shots, as well as the animation of Hector and Suki. Read More
16.2.2011 BERLIN FILM LECTURES 2011
The annual Berlin Film Lectures 2011 took place on February 16, 2011.
As a member of the panel for the decennial of the Berlin Film Lectures, Michael Coldewey (CEO Trixter) shared his insights with regards to the challenges posed by the advent of Stereo 3D and the latest technical innovations.
Other topics for discussion included:
Are we prepared for the changing markets and new media formats?
Are there strategies for multi-media content solutions?Michael Coldewey also presented TRIXTER's new Stereo Showreel. Read More
20.1.2011 THE GREEN HORNET
The Green Hornet: Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his driver and kung fu expert Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.
The movie was released on January 13, 2011. TRIXTER took part in the 3D conversion of numerous sequences. Read More
23.12.2010 FFF Bayern visits "Superhero" Set
In November Bavaria Pictures together with Grand Pictures shot the German-Irish co-production Superhero in Munich. Visual effects and animation sequences will be done by TRIXTER. Read More
29.11.2010 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA 3
TRIXTER concluded its work on the epic masterpiece
Renowned Animation Director Kyle Balda taught animators how to increase their skills for creating believable and entertaining CG character performances in an in-depth two-day workshop in Hamburg.
8.9.2010 INTERVIEW SIMONE KRAUS CG ADVERTISING
Simone Kraus, co-owner and Animation Supervisor of TRIXTER, recently gave a profound interview to renowned online community “CG advertising”. Read More
20.5.2010 HYBRID IN CANNES
TRIXTER completed the 3D conversion of the feature film Hybrid. The movie was presented to international buyers in Cannes. Read More
6.5.2010 IRON MAN 2
Iron Man 2 opened on May 06, 2010!
23.2.2010 INTERVIEW WITH VFX SUPERVISOR ALESSANDRO CIOFFI
Alessandro Cioffi, VFX supervisor for Ninja Assassin recently gave an interview to artofvfx.com to talk about the way TRIXTER handled the many challenges on the show. Read More
11.3.2010 TRIXTER PRESENTED NEW STEREOSCOPIC ACTIVITIES
TRIXTER presented new stereoscopic activities at the FFF reception at the Bavarian representation during Berlinale 2010.
(left to right): Barbara Schardt (Cluster Audiovisuelle Medien), Prof. Dr. Klaus Schaefer (GF FFF), Michael Coldewey (GF TRIXTER), Prof. Dr. Stockinger (Bay. Staatskanzlei), Kulturstaatsminister Bernd Neumann, Minister Dr. Schneider, Martin Moszkowicz (GF Constantin Film)
9.2.2010 NUKE AT TRIXTER
We switched to The Foundry's Nuke as our main compositing application.
With 26 seats of Nuke 6.0 & NukeX 6.0, TRIXTER extended its compositing capacities and refined its excellent compositing pipeline even more in its pursuit of high-end, next-generation visual effects productions.
22.12.2009 PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS
We completed 90 VFX shots on Chris Columbus' Percy Jackson and the Olympians - The Lightning Thief. Our tasks included 3D animation, look development, particle effects and compositing. The movie was released on President's day, February 15th, 2010Read More
15.12.2009 HEXE LILLI 2 - DIE REISE NACH MANDOLAN
After the great success of the first feature film of Lilly The Witch, Lilly and her cute little friend,the dragon Hector, go on a new fantastic journey. This time, they travel to the Kingdom Mandolan, where they face breathtaking adventures. Once again, TRIXTER is responsible for more than 300 visual effect shots, the animation of Hector and an all new animated second character. The sequel will be released in February 2011 in Germany with the branding of Walt Disney Pictures.
5.12.2009 NINJA ASSASSIN
TRIXTER completed 180 VFX Shots for Ninja Assassin, the martial arts movie directed by James McTeigue and produced by the Wachowski brothers, creators of The Matrix.The Warner Bros. Production features famous Korean popstar Rain in the role of the lethal killer Raizo. Release dates were 25th November 2009 (USA) and 3rd December (Germany).Read More
12.10.2008 TRIXTER WINS GERMAN TV AWARD FOR BEST VFX
Our work for the Sat.1 Movie The Wonder Of Loch Ness was honored by the Jury with the German TV Award for Best Visual Effects. Read More