Archive for the ‘video’ category

ODYSSEUS PART 2

September 15, 2009

History’s toughest journey….just got tougher. Threatened by a demonic monster (Scylla) and a deadly whirlpool (Charybdis), the greatest hero of all time continues his journey home to his wife and child.

ODYSSEUS: WARRIOR’S REVENGE airs on Monday, September 21 at 10PM/9c on HISTORY.

THE LABYRINTH OF THE MINOTAUR

August 24, 2009

A half bull, half human monster is trapped in a maze–a place archeologists say may still exist today.

HADES #2 – Who Let the Dogs Out?

August 17, 2009

KPI & PIXELDUST DESTROY NYC!

July 23, 2009

Last week the Emmy (R) Award nominations were announced, and our friends at Pixeldust received 3 out of the 6 (!) special effects nominations for news & documentaries. One was for their incredible (& very scary) work on KPI’s October 2008 special for Discovery–APOCALYPSE HOW.

So we asked 2 of the principle creatives responsible–Nick Jernigan at Pixeldust and Ted Poole at KPI–to tell us a little about what’s involved with, say, decimating NYC.

Pixeldust-NYC

Says Nick:
The challenge of Apocalypse How’s visual effects was to create multiple shots, spanning ten completely different doomsday scenarios. This was an extremely rewarding experience due to KPI being completely open to technique and style throughout the entire process. The artists used animation, visual effects and live action to achieve world destruction. One of the sequences was to destroy New York City with an atomic bomb, which consisted of more than 250 layers.

Says Ted:
A big challenge in doing the CGI for Apocalypse How was in trying to come up with visual representations of purely theoretical disasters. When all scientists have to tell us is that a “mini-black hole might eat the Earth”, there are a lot of different ways you could go with that. The team at Pixeldust helped us visualize these disasters in ways that are powerful and that hadn’t been done before.

See a clip on the KPI website at http://www.kpitv.com/mov-kpi/apocalypse.htm

KPI Makes TV — So why blog about it?

June 25, 2009

Why? Because…we go to a lot of places around the world & we have a lot of weird encounters (both real and imagined). Our producers, writers, cinematographers, sound techs and researchers all have their own point of view about what they experience on any given day. So that’s what this blog will be about–whether we’re chasing spiders that can run faster than you or searching for Hitler’s remains–the people who are KPI will be blogging about it, giving you a first look at what we’re up to with our projects.
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