CGI & Special Visual Effects
At Flying Tiger we create CGI, 3D animation and Special Visual Effects using node-based tools including Black Magic's DaVinci Fusion and Unreal Engine 4.
Bespoke production techniques such as these are rarely offered from smaller video production studios.
Special effects have evolved massively over the past 30 years. Effects used to be extremely expensive and were only open to high end productions.
As computers have become experientially quicker and camera technology has advanced, it is now possible for small production companies to start offering effects that only 10 years ago would have required super computers and a hanger full of artists!
With the promise of Hollywood-level effects for the independent filmmaker coming with the 2021 release of Epic’s Unreal Engine 5, the future of CGI and effects could not be more exciting!
Natural-looking Digital Effects
Effects that are added in post can be extremely realistic and substantially reduce the costs of creating physical effects on a shoot.
We are able to create natural-looking CG elements such as fire, dust, water, smoke and snow, and generate the effects of energy, magic, explosions and lightening.
These effects can be either added to a 3D environment or composited into a final 2D shot.
CGI, 2D & 3D Animation
Adding computer generated images will greatly enhance the production values of your film. Whether as a flashy intro or as a tool to illustrate a product or concept.
We use rigged 3D models, which once skinned and illuminated, are animated in 3D space.
We produce stand-alone 2D animation and vector-based animations to use in our bespoke infographics, motion graphics and animated explainers. For more information and examples go to ANIMATION FOR BUSINESS.
We also love making stop motion animation films using real life objects and actors. More on this in our EXPERIMENTAL section.
Compositing, Green Screen,
Rotoscoping & Wire Removal
We can add any background to your green screen product shot or demonstration, reducing costs around filming on location.
At Flying Tiger we shoot your green screen footage in 4k 12bit Raw. We then remove markers, croma clean up, and create either rotoscopes of objects and actors or a live action plate for compositing.
We can also perform basic rotoscoping in order to remove elements from live action shots for use further down the SFX pipeline.
Using digital compositing software, we then combine the various elements of CGI environments, matte paintings, physical effects, green screen and live action plates, to create a final realistic shot.
Motion Control Rig
Our motion control rig allows us to shoot multiple elements within an identical camera move.
This is then composited into a single shot, opening up a world of possibilities where the individual elements look like they are all happening at the same time.
It's also a very effective way of creating a motion shot of a time-lapse.
Special Effects Software
Video Co-Pilot Element 3D
Unreal Engine 4
Blackmagic Da Vinci Fusion Studio
Red Giant Trapcode Particular
CrazyTalk Animator 3 Pro
CGI, 2D & 3D Animation Services
Animation of 3D models
3D environment creation
3D tracking & digital set extension
Stop Motion Animation
Digital physical effects such as explosions
Green screen filming
Motion control shots
Wire and rig removal
They are quite frankly, brilliant.
Personal, professional, approachable, plus they add real value to the briefs we bring to them.
Flying Tiger produced an amazing CGI promo video for my book, it's generated lots of views. These guys are wonderful to work with!
Author of The Secret of the Alchemist
We were incredibly impressed with the trailer that Alex and Tasha produced for us. The CGI effects just blew us away!