making of Sing it Kitty
making of Sing it Kitty

Making of Sing it Kitty

MPC presents the making of  Sing it Kitty, and explain how the team brought Bronte to life in this special behind the scenes

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The first step for the 3D team was to develop a detailed model of Bronte using 3D software. A rig was then put in place, setting up the bone structure and muscle systems. As the real Bronte has fur with substantial depth, the team studied the hairless Sphynx breed joints, as their shoulder blades and wrists can be easily seen. Luckily Bronte enjoyed a regular bath, as his anatomy was much easier to study when wet.

During the shoot, the VFX team were on hand to capture lighting conditions and measurements to be replicated later in the studio. A 3D model of the entire environment was re-created, to ensure all the conditions of the shoot were replicated before Bronte was composited into the shots.

MPC used proprietary software tool Furtility to develop Bronte’s fur, perfectly capturing the dynamics and depth of the real cat. The animation stage saw MPC working with W+K and Traktor to film an actor singing lyrics, and the mouth movements were then applied to Bronte. A team of animators also used reference of cats yawning and snarling to develop the perfect singing feline.

 

Credits

  • AgencyW+K
  • Production CompanyPartizan
  • DirectorTraktor
  • Agency ProducerLou Hake
  • CreativesLuke Tipping, Chris Lapham & Aaron McGurk
  • Production Company
  • ProducerDavid Stewart
  • DoPTim Morris Jones
  • EditorRick Russell @ Final Cut
  • VFX : MPC
  • VFX ProducerChris Allen
  • VFX Supervisor
  • Bill McNamara
  • 3D SupervisorAnthony Bloor
  • 3D Creative DirectorJake Mengers
  • Shoot Supervisors : Michael Gregory, Tim Van Hussen & Fabian Frank
  • VFX Team Carsten Keller,, Dameon Boyle, Tim Van Hussen, Chiara Antelmi,Stefan Andersson,Kasper Larsson, Eduardo Castells, Mikkel Okholm,Christopher Antoniou,Sean Ray, Fabian Frank, Leanne Goymer, Jon Park, Gian-Luigi Granieri,Chloe Dawe, JacobOommen, SathyaNarayana, Oliver Caiden, Ryan Hadfield, Andrew
  • Roberts, Ben Perrott & Grant White
  • GradeMPC
  • Colourist : Jean-Clément Soret
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