For many working on this project it was by definition the biggest challenge they have faced so far. With Thales as a client the students were given the task to create a cgi film that would display the latest radar that Thales was working on.
Being the first CGI film that Saxion students ever made the project also had the teachers challenged. But the end result brought all of the students great opportunities.
-Hajir Gharib – CGI Expert, main concept art, main 3D modeler, secondary rigger, main animator, UVs
-Ivaylo Petrov – CGI Director, 3D generalist, secondary 3D modeller, main rigger, animator, texturing, rendering
-Nikolai Brinkmoeller – Main cameraman, location scouting
-Hendrik Voßkamp – Lighting artist, Compositor, 3D support, Colour Correction/Grading
-Maarten Mensink – 3D Tracker, Compositor
-Stefan Beekhuijzen – Compositor, HUD designer, Poster designer, 3D and 2D support
-Toon Koebrugge – HUD designer, title designer, Compositor, Poster designer
-Nico Eikelboom – Sound recording & digital Sound design
-Gerald Bussink – Executive Producing & FX Artist
Thales is constantly working on high tech solutions to make the world safer, which brought forth the theme “Is it safe?…” Another goal of this project was to attract young engineers to invest their future in Thales.
The video starts with a robot that is born in a Thales factory in the hall where normally the radar systems are built. It then travels through the Netherlands. The robot then locates the ship where it transforms into the integrated mast. The same mast that was created in “de Gouden Driehoek” giving the Royal Marines a world wide advantage.
In the end they were very happy with the result and today the project is still posted on their site https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/netherlands/news/filmstudios-benaderen-saxion-studenten-na-maken-thales-film-project-i-m
If you’re also curious about the process you’ll also find this website interesting: http://craft-thales.tumblr.com/