Chocolate Tribe was tasked with the visual effects and conceptual art design on this adventurous project. They Shoot Films and Joe Public teamed up with us in the beginning stages to create a realistic look and feel for the year 1650.
The Tribe worked on more than 70 VFX shots creating matte paintings, conceptual designs of Big John’s village, CGI creatures, CGI Boat scenes, wave simulations and sky replacements.
Our VFX Supervisor, Rob van den Bragt managed on-set supervision to ensure that all elements that were needed matched the vision of the director, Grant De Sousa. With the extensive amount of intricate detail of the creatures displayed on screen we used a combination of stock footage and in-house CGI to create the black panther, whale and shark. Jelly fish were modelled and rigged individually and blended into their environment. Our compositors seamlessly added the monkey into the edit. We conceptualised all The Kraken shots from beginning to end and integrated it into the World of Big John.
If a long list of creatures wasn’t enough, we also modeled Big John’s boat and placed Big John in the middle of a massive storm using liquid simulations.
Big John’s seemingly arduous journey to a new land could not stop him, and eventually leads him to the land beyond the horizon. Europe.
Our team managed to create a workflow and deliver the final project in just a few weeks. We love an adventurous project that challenges us to greater heights. Well done to the creative teams that made this a reality.
Brand: Chicken Licken
Client: Chantal Sombonos van Tonder
Agency: Joe Public United
Group Chief Creative Officer: Pepe Marais
Chief Creative Officer: Xolisa Dyeshana
Executive Creative Director: Roanna Williams
Creative Director: Martin Schlumpf
Art Director: Mphela Mamabolo
Copywriter: Galaletsang Kgoathe
Strategy: Leigh Taylor
Account Management: Amber Mackeurtan
Agency TV Producer: Yash Raidu
Digital Agency: Joe Public Connect
Senior Digital Designer: Michael Carvalho – Senior Digital Designer
Executive Creative Director: Dylan McLean
Techinical Director: Ben Krawchuk
Senior Digital Developer: Neil Coetzee
Senior Digital Designer: Henno Reyneke
Copywriter: Jeanne Lloyd
Design Director: Aldo Pulella
Senior Project Manager: Ronel Landman
Business Unit Director: Emma Dougherty
Senior Digital Designer: Andre Lopion
Social Media Manager: Phike Mokuene
Head of Social Media: Kalliebree Keynerd
Production Company: they Shoot Films
Director: Grant De Sousa
Director of Photography: Alard de Smit
Executive Producer: Darren Gordon
Lead actor: Lusindiso Zondani
Stylist: Will Boyes
Post-production: Left, Chocolate Tribe, Tessa Ford Production
Production House Producer: Shannon Gloynne
Editor: Evyathar Katz
Colourist: Nick Apostoli
Online Operator: Simone Dokic
VFX Company: Chocolate Tribe
Visual Effects Supervisor / Producer: Rob van den Bragt
Lead Technical Director: Tiaan Franken
Compositors: Jannes Hendrikz, Johan Scheepers
3D Artist: Lionel Glenn Ewan, Derik van der Berg, Casey Chelchinskey, Michael Howard
Music: Audio Militia
Audio: Lorens Persson