Kon-Tiki Movie: Making of Shark Scene

Video uploaded by Important Looking Pirates on 11. October 2012 :

In the summer 2011 ILP was awarded a massive sequence for the upcoming Norwegian feature film “Kon-Tiki” directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg. The film is about the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic journey crossing the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947.

Our sequence takes place during a major emotional peak of the movie, as the crew struggles with internal conflicts while facing a critical situation involving white sharks.

ILP delivered 58 shots in total, with plenty of hero shots and some extremely complex fully computer generated scenes. This is a VFX breakdown giving you a closer look at some of shots we made.

Note by Shark Year Mag. :

Here is the youtube-link to the authentic shark scene from the documentary ‘Kon Tiki’ which was directed by Thor Heyerdahl and released in 1950. It received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 24th Academy Awards in 1951.


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