Kicks continues the steadily growing revival of West Coast counter-culture filmmaking. It will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 14.
"With an impressive visual style and a vintage hip-hop soundtrack, Tipping has created an urbanized Odyssey that's as indebted to classic '90s rap music as it is to Italian neorealism." - Matt Barone/Tribeca
Outpost VFX did some of the most challenging yet seamless visual effects for Kicks.
Director: Justin Tipping
VFX supervisor: David Gidali
An eerie date announcement ad for Netflix's first original foreign-language series, Marseille, featuring Gerard Depardieu. Created in collaboration with And Company under the creative direction of Josh Smith, the ad stars a computer generated sash, preforming aerobatics and plunging into the salty Mediterranean sea.
A series of custom-made tools were created to allow a high level of control over the shapes, speed and timing of the sash, its texture and level of deterioration, and the digital ocean featured in the last shot.
VFX supervisor David Gidali attests, "From the get-go, we knew that the key to the success of this ad was the choreography of the sash. A balance had to be found, for the sash to move in an expressive and evocative way, while also feeling natural and realistic. Early simulations revealed that the behavior we were trying to create wouldn't be physically accurate, so we designed a special workflow to marry the physically accurate simulations with the creative needs in a seamless way."
Creative Director: Josh Smith
VFX Director: David Gidali
Lead CG artist: Shay Goldberg
A haunting motion poster for A&E's new devilish show, Damien. Done under the creative direction of Steve Chan at And Company, this motion graphics piece extends the show's billboard ad campaign into the social media space, with customized variations done for YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
Creative Director: Steve Chan
VFX Director: David Gidali
Collaborating with Mumbai-based Hello Robot, Outpost VFX's David Gidali and Uzi Mor supervised principle photography in California, as well as directed the 2nd Unit in shooting practical fire elements. This is our second time collaborating with director Amit Gubta, and our third time collaborating with producer Evan Cholfin.
This Quiznos-branded content piece, a follow-up to the highly viral "House of Thrones", earned mention in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Playboy and numerous other online publications.
Outpost VFX was contracted by WINDOWSEAT to help visionary director Oren Kaplan create this fictitious "Star Wars" trailer (as if directed by "Entourage" character Vince) in a little over two weeks.
VFX supervisor David Gidali adds, "Startourage was a ride down memory lane - it called for the recreation of some of our favorite space ships and battle sequences from the original Star Wars movies, while augmenting them based on the teaser for the new Star Wars film.
"At first we were frightened by the tight turnaround, but we soon realized that the comedy benefited from the Visual Effects having a certain 'rushed' aspect - since they were allegedly directed by Vince as well. Despite the short turnaround, we got so invested in quality out of respect to the original, that we had to dial it down towards the end in service of the narrative."
For the Times Of Israel 2015 Gala event, Outpost VFX was hired to create several videos celebrating prominent Israeli figures, as well as to add some digital transitions and enhancements to director Eyal Resh's stylistic video-montage, "Israel's Story".
Outpost VFX once again teamed up with long-time collaborator Snowball Studios, and supplied an on-set supervisor on the production of a series of TV-promos for ABC's hit game-show "Rising Star".
Directed by Outpost VFX founder David Gidali, "10.0 Earthquake" is a full length disaster film, which was an extremely ambitious project, its success relying on meticulous planning and relentless devotion of every member of the crew. Visual Effects work was made in partnership with Vancouver-based Encore VFX. The film is internationally distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment.
Outpost VFX has teamed up with director Kyle Soehngen, and designed a light-show that interacts with a dancer, creating a strangely realistic depiction of the immersiveness of the SONY Playstation gaming console.
Directed by Tal Levitas and Outpost VFX founder David Gidali, this original Ad for Doritos shows the risks of befriending extraterrestrials. Co-produced with OddKidd Creative.
An award winning short film directed by Outpost VFX founder David Gidali. Outpost VFX was tasked with enhancing shots of contemporary Jerusalem and bringing David's haunting futuristic vision to life.
For this award winning short film, directed by Outpost VFX founder David Gidali, Outpost VFX created everything from holographic displays and futuristic sonar-screens, to fully CGI vehicles and environments. This science-fictional voyage to the subterranean oceans of Europa wouldn't be possible without the generous contributions of international artists Shay Goldberg, Igor Kreinin, Amir Porat and Yaniv Shimoni.
Outpost VFX has teamed up with Steven Talkowski to provide seamless hair-replacement for TrueGreen's hilarious TV spot featuring Pen and Teller.
For this UI spot, Outpost VFX designed and created an energy ball, representing the crucial importance electrical energy has in our everyday life.
Outpost VFX joined forces with Snowball Studios and pre-visualized a dynamic journey through an imaginative world made up of Ocado's products.
Outpost VFX reteamed with G.R.O.W ltd, in creating a series of animations for a History Channel documentary on the risks and challenges of rising sea-level.
outpostVFX supported GROW LLC. in creation of a cyclical spot for Brightcove's 2013 NAB presence.
Outpost VFX was commissioned by Revisionist productions to on-set supervise a music video for Lina Fouro's hit single "Boom", and create several visible and invisible effects.
To add a layer of complexity to the work, the video was shot in a single take.
Directed by longtime Outpost VFX collaborator, Lavado Stubbs.