The film revolves around the adventures of a real-life fox terrier called Titina, who gained celebrity status in the 1920s when she accompanied her master, the Italian aeronautic engineer Umberto Nobile, and Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen on an expedition to conquer the North pole in an airship. Titina is the feature-length debut of Kajsa Næss, whose […]
Coppelia is a unique international production and collaboration with Dutch National Ballet. It is directed by Jeff Tudor, initiator of the project in co-direction with the Belgian duo Steven de Beul and Ben Tesseur of Beast Animation. The film will be produced by Submarine (NL/VS), 3 minutes West (GB/NL), Lunanime (BE), MotionWorks (DUI). VC Studios […]
Il Pleut Des Voeux tells the story of Henri, a homeless man. Roaming the streets of Ghent, he plays his accordion day after day. And every evening, he throws the money he earned into the Leie. VC Studios, being a co-producer on this shortfilm, provided the post-production. I helped out on the compositing and VFX-supervision. […]
In the early Middle Ages, a contingent of knights embarks on a dangerous journey to spread Christianity and baptize the pagan inhabitants of an isolated village hidden deep in the mountains of a faraway island. After being shipwrecked, the two survivors set out to complete their mission, but as they attempt to convert the tribe, […]
For Piet Sonck’s feature film debut, which was post-produced by VC Studios, I helped out on the compositing and opening titles.
Comedian Iwein Segers has made a short film about some of the most remarkable stories in the history of Flemish nationalism. “Operatie Kazuifel”, in which Jelle De Beule and Jeroen Lenaerts (Tim from “Thuis”) take part, is a black comedy about the excavation of Cyriel Verschaeve (1874-1949), the controversial priest, poet and collaborator. But the […]
It’s always a pleasure to work on a show that I loved even before getting involved. Callboys 2 is one of those. My main involvement were heavenly mattepaints and splitscreens between Jay and J.
Woestijnvis approached Holofarm with a rather peculiar question. “Can you create a virtual environment in which an avatar is ‘playing‘ with himself?”. We responded that we haven’t done that before, but that we’re always up for new adventures. So we asked our team: who wants to be a mocap actor on a tv show? Someone […]
A signal from space detected: the official trailer for the biggest and boldest animation festival has landed: ANNECY! Beast Animation takes you on a stop-motion space adventure. Buckle up, but be warned. It’s so fluffy you’ll go vegan! I supervised the post-production at VC Studios & did the compositing of key shots. One of the […]
A traumatized father and his obedient son go hunting every day in order to survive and take care of the mortally ill mother. Daily pushed to their limits, until there’s a point of no return. VC Studios was a co-producer on this shortfilm. I took care of the compositing.
Coppers, named both for police officers as well as the creator’s surname, and also known as Rough Justice in English-speaking countries, is a Belgian television crime drama. The post-production was delivered by Grid VFX. I took care of the logo design and motion graphics for the intro sequence. I also did invisible VFX: removing reflections […]
The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his deceased brother Michel. Post-production was done at Grid VFX. I helped out in the compositing department, creating invisible effects e.g. mattepaints, cosmetics (remove a vein on the head of actress), […]
Post-produced at Grid VFX, I could take my role as compositor and spend a couple of weeks on this fun project!
Mega Mindy and Team Rox travel to Malta where they get tricked by an evil Aquaman. He wants to have the golden helmet that can cause apocalyptic storms in the wrong hands. They have to work together to stop his plan. Post-production was done at Grid VFX. I took care of all GFX on the […]
From 2011 till 2015 I was contracted as VFX-artist & TD at Grid VFX. I’m often looking back at this period, which always brings me feelings of gratitude and nostalgia. The colleagues and projects were unforgettable, like all being on one big ship, each with its own strengths and flaws, but all heading in the […]
A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that’s broadcast to the public. Post-production was done at Grid VFX. I helped out in compositing and created the opening titles […]
Film Title designs for cinema and tv:– Admiral– Deadline 14/10 (S1/S2)– Rough Justice– Wiplala– Safety First– K3 Dierenhotel– Bevergem (endtitle design)– Spitsbroers– Condemned 2
Two brothers, Alan and Dennis, are both football fanatics and have been playing football for their entire lives. But when one of them gets the chance to go pro, the other brother gets jealous and decides to throw away his opportunities as a professional football player. But not everything goes as planned for the both […]
Rock ‘n’ roll roughneck Freddy De Vadder is on the run, so he’s lying low in a quaint West Flanders backwater. For this series, post-produced by Grid VFX, I helped out on the invisible vfx: removing unwanted elements on the set, integrating screens, … I’ve also did the end title design for each episode.
TD / Pipeline development (Shotgun, Fusion, Maya, Deadline), compositing and title designs on ‘Michiel de Ruyter’ at Grid VFX.
TD / Pipeline developer on ‘Ooops! Noah is gone…’ at Grid Animation.
For this CG-animation show, I helped writing a light-weight pipeline in Python. We bridged Shotgun, Fusion and Deadline to make the compositing more efficient.
This fun family movie was a blast since I got to work on both the technical as creative aspects at Grid VFX: pipeline development, compositing and creation of the end title designs. I first created some sketches of significant props or sets in the movie and vectorized them in Illustrator. Those were then imported in […]
An elderly couple in their eighties with a mixed past escape into a fantastic world, full of their desires and fears, the door to which is a motorway rest area and their son’s tombstone. Having lost the keys to their car, they walk down into the woods together, then apart, to better find themselves and […]
For this co-production between Belgium and France I did the setup and maintenance of Shotgun to streamline the production-flow and digital asset management.
Compositing-artist at Grid VFX
Kristel has an appointment at a beauty farm, while Josje and Karen want to help in an animal hotel. But, because of a misunderstanding Kristel, Karen and Josje end up in the wrong place. Post-production was done at Grid VFX. I helped out on the compositing and created the title animations for the film and […]
Post-production handled at Grid VFX. I helped out with the pipeline development to create an automated transition between editorial / VFX and the setup of the project management in Shotgun.
Sanne goes to the ship Rotterdam, to hunt ghosts. I helped out on the compositing at Grid VFX.
I helped out in the compositing team at Grid VFX and took care of the setup of the project management with Shotgun Software.
TD / Pipeline developer on ‘Percy et ses Amis’ at Grid Animation.
VFX-artist at Grid VFX.
Creation of the intro titles of the series. Watch the intro at https://stijncalis.com/art/film-title-design/
Together with the rest of the VFX-crew at Grid VFX, I took care of various FX like matte-paintings of heaven and nose-extensions.
Pipeline development (setup Tactic + compositing pipeline) for BBC’s ‘What’s The Big Idea’ at Grid Animation.
Louis made his fortune selling candy, but no one buys them anymore. He steals grandpa’s love serum to put in his candy which can turn people into devoted slaves. Mega Mindy has to stop him. I helped out on the compositing at Grid VFX.
Captain John C. Star, Doctor Anna Medusa and Sergeant Pulpo Kalamares are minuscule marine creatures with giant Napoleon complexes. Their mission is to warm up the planet, melt the ice caps and drown the land so that the ‘plankton invasion’ can begin. Except that they are not very well informed, not very organised and most of […]
TV-show based on the theater at amusement park ‘de Efteling’. The first tv series I worked on during my internship at Grid VFX.