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Jede Geschichte hat ihren eigenen Ort.

Die Stargate Studios gehören zu den international führenden Anbietern für virtuelle Produktionen und visuelle Effekte (VFX) in der Film- und TV-Branche. Seit der Gründung 1989 in Kalifornien wurden weitere Niederlassungen in Vancouver, Toronto und Malta eröffnet. Seit 2011 ist Stargate Studios auch in Berlin und seit 2014 in Köln auf dem Gelände der MMC Film & TV Studios vertreten.

Vor allem das von Stargate entwickelte „Virtual Backlot“-Verfahren hat eine neue Ära im VFX-Bereich eingeleitet: Die größte Virtual Backlot-Stockfootage Library der Welt ersetzt nahezu jeden Hintergrund eines Spielortes. Anders als bei klassischen Greenscreen-Verfahren erlaubt Virtual Backlot eine umfassende virtuelle Umgebung mit unbegrenzten Aufnahmewinkeln für die Kamera. Das Verfahren wird bereits in zahlreichen namhaften Film- und TV-Produktionen genutzt (u.a. The Walking Dead, Californication, 24, Heroes, Ray Donovan).

Jedes Jahr werden mehr als 17.000 VFX Shots von uns bearbeitet.

Das Virtual­ Backlot­ Verfahren ist eine der besten, kostengünstigen Alternativen zum klassischen Außendreh: Einmal produziert lässt sich das Material in vollem Umfang als Spielumgebung nutzen – vom E-Shot bis zur turbulenten Kamerafahrt. Denn das Bildmaterial dient als 360° bespielbare und bewegungsflexible Umgebung. Die “Virtual Backlot­ Bibliothek” beinhaltet bereits hunderte von fotorealistischen virtuellen Umgebungen aus den wichtigsten Städten und Regionen rund um den Globus und wird stetig erweitert:

Die Virtual Backlot Library – mehr als 300.000 Clips in mehr als 3.000 virtuellen Locations plus unzählige 3D-Modelle.


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Genthiner Str. 8, 10789 Berlin
T: +49-30 2576 8981
Am Coloneum 1, 50829 Köln
T: +49-221-250-4040

E: info@stargatestudios.de

Our Work

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STARGATE – VFX & Virtual Backlot

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Our Team

Management

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Sam Nicholson ASC
CEO & Founder

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Adam Ealovega
Creative Director

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James Riley
VP Development

Florian Füger

Florian Füger
VFX Supervisor

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Reid Paul
VP International Operations

Thomas Knop

Thomas Knop
Managing Director

Some of Our Projects

News

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The Ten Commandments biggest box office hit in Brazil history

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With over three million tickets sold before its first screening – five times as many pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens – a new film, The Ten Commandments, opened last Thursday.

It’s one of the biggest box office hits in Brazil history!

Congratulations to the Stargate Studios Team on this big success in Brazil! Great job team!!

Check out the article here.

SanDisk launches SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs

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Looking into reliable storage solutions for the office or for shooting out in the field? SanDisk has launched SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, the company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drives.

“Every minute counts when we are on location, so with these new, extraordinarily fast, portable SSDs from SanDisk, I can spend less time waiting on file transfer, and more time on creativity,” said Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Check out the article here.

TAXI- Behind the Scenes

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After almost a year of waiting for the release of this movie, we can proudly give you a look behind the scenes of Taxi, written by Karen Duve. A story of the experiences as a taxi driver in Hamburg in the 80’s. Amazing job by Stargate Germany!

“Taxi” film premiere!

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Author Karen Duve worked in the ’80s as a taxi driver in Hamburg. From her experiences she wrote the bestseller “Taxi”, which has now been made into a film and premieres today in theaters! Kudos to our team in Germany for all of their hard work!

Check out this link for more info!

 

Fear The Walking Dead

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You like The Walking Dead? Well get ready for AMC’s new companion series…Fear the Walking Dead which will debut on Aug. 23 on ‪#‎AMC‬.

Buzz has been building for the new zombie series, which begins in the gradual-decline phase of the pre-apocalypse, right as zombie attacks break out around Los Angeles! Our team here at Stargate Studios is stoked to be a part of the excitement. Here’s the trailer!

DreamSpace

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Project DreamSpace is a three-year EU funded project which aims to combine the work of universities, industry and professionals to produce new and innovative workflows. It is especially focused on virtual production and moving technology processes earlier in the production, such as on set. It is ambitious as it is broad and recently in Germany the team presented their progress at FMX. Some of the technology impressed, some showed promise, but perhaps the most impressive aspect is the power of mixing different academics, industry researchers and actual practitioners together with a reasonable planning horizon. Too often the technology must serve the immediate project, the shot that is directly in front of one, and newer unexplored approaches are left as pipe dreams or as after-hours hobbies, – no so with DreamSpace.

Full article here.

Sony A7S, Atomos Shogun Capture VFX Elements for Stargate Studios

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Check out this recent interview given by Stargate’s Jason White about the latest additions to Stargate’s evolving arsenal of image acquisition tools. Focusing on Sony A7s, Atomos Shogun, and SanDisk ExtremePro SSD cards. Stargate has a great relationship with Sony, Atomos and SanDisk to make it all possible.

Full article here.

Stargate Germany Dreamspace booth @ FMX 2015

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Dreamspace booth setup @ FMX 2015- Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
May 05-08, Stuttgart, Germany

DREAMSPACE Demonstrator during all days of FMX 2015, Location: Tower A
Dreamspace will research, develop and demonstrate tools that enable creative professionals to combine live performances, video and computer-generated imagery in real time and collaborate to create imaginative entertainment and experiences. The project comprises some of the top entities from the education, research and commercial sections, including The Foundry, ncam, Stargate Germany, CreW, Saarland University, iMinds and Filmakademie. The consortium will run live demos of the results of its first year’s work throughout FMX.

 

Stargate opens in London!

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Vfx and production services company Stargate Studios has opened an office in London’s Ealing Studios to take advantage of the UK vfx boom.

The company is already working on its first production Apocalypse Slough for Working Title TV, Sky 1 and NBC, as well as BBC drama Luther.

Full article here.

 

THE WALKING DEAD scares the Austrians on the street

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Zombie attack on BIM station * _ with an unprecedented action made in cooperation with the FOX series channel Sky Austria Germany the home fans on the start of the fifth season of the series “the walking dead” attention.

• A tram in Vienna’s 7th District was converted via augmented reality to the “scary”shelter and struck for two days by zombies. The special feature of the installation, which for the first time was in Austria was the blend of the real and the virtual world.

Check out the video of the zombie scaring captured by a live camera.

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The making of EFA Masterclass 2014

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European Film Academy Master Classes are courses on continuous training. They are held by highly acclaimed and internationally successful filmmakers who dedicate one week of intensive training to young talents coming from all over Europe, passing on their individual knowledge and personal experience. Rather than bare lecturing, the courses concentrate on the practical side of learning with at least half of the time spent with hands-on training.

Check out the Making of EFA MasterClass 2014 with Marc Weigert at Stargate Studios Germany!

Changing the Picture: Technology Conference in Babelsburg

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 Join Stargate Studios at CHANGING THE PICTURE , a technology conference for transmitter representatives, producers, production service providers, distributors, technology companies, representatives of the entertainment industry and other creative people. CHANGING THE PICTURE mixed inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, practical workshops, in which work with latest technologies and data-based processes for the production, distribution and archiving of films “hands on”.

Full article here

 

 

Awards

Emmy Awards:

2014 – Nominee, Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role – Mob City
2014 – Nominee, Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role – The Walking Dead
2012 – Nominee, Outstanding Special Visual Effects – The Walking Dead
2012 – Nominee, Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Pan Am
2012 – Nominee, Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role – Touch
2011 – Winner, Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie – Gettysburg
2011 – Nominee, Special Visual Effects for a Series – The Walking Dead
2009 – Winner, Special Visual Effects for a Series – Heroes
2008 – Nominee, Special Visual Effects for a Series – Heroes
2008 – Nominee, Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie – Comanche Moon
2007 – Winner – Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie – Nightmares and Dreamscapes
2007 – Nominee, Special Visual Effects for a Series – Heroes
2007 – Nominee, Special Visual Effects for a Series – Grey’s Anatomy
2005 – Nominee – Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie – The Legend of Earthsea
2001 – Nominee – Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie – Race Against Time
1997 – Nominee – Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Asteroid

VES Awards:

2014 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series – Mob City
2012 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program – Pan Am
2012 – Nominee – Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program – Pan Am
2011 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series – The Walking Dead
2011 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series – The Event
2010 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects for a Broadcast Series – Defying Gravity
2009 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects for a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special – Knight Rider
2009 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects for a Broadcast Series – Heroes
2008 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects for a Broadcast Series – Heroes
2008 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program – Grey’s Anatomy
2007 – Winner – Outstanding Visual Effects for a Miniseries – Nightmares and Dreamscapes
2007 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for a Broadcast Program – ER
2007 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program – Commander in Chief
2007 – Nominee – Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program – Commander in Chief
2007 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project – Fields of Freedom
2006 – Winner – Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program – Las Vegas
2005 – Winner – Outstanding Created Environment for a Live Action programs – Spartacus
2005 – Nominee – Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program – Spartacus
2005 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Miniseries, Movie, or Special – Earthsea
2004 – Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Television Series – ER
2004- Nominee – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Miniseries, Movie, or Special – Helen of Troy
2004 – Winner – Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Televised Program – Helen of Troy

Leo Award:

2005 – Winner – Best Visual Effects for a Feature Length Drama – The Legend of Earthsea

Hollywood Post Alliance Awards:

2007 – Nominee – Outstanding Compositing for Television – Grey’s Anatomy
2006 – Winner – Outstanding Compositing for Television – Nightmares and Dreamscapes