The Kite

Year: 2019
101 vfx shots and Color Grading

The short animated student film by Martin Smatana has gained international recognition, won dozens of awards, and now holds a distinguished place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). The film’s phenomenal success is due to the excellent storyline and the dedicated work that was put into it. Additionally, the high-quality post-production, which we completed in our studio, was an integral part of the film’s success. The director, Martin Smatana, and cinematographer, Ondřej Nedvěd, also contributed their skills to post-production. This Czech-Slovak-Polish co-production was filmed partially in the prestigious Polish studio CETA, with many scenes filmed on a blue background. We made visual adjustments to over 100 shots to harmonize the background with the stop-motion animation, which was captured frame by frame. This created a smooth and cohesive whole that demonstrates how crucial quality post-production and visual effects are in the film industry. They can enhance a good idea and elevate it to unimaginable heights. The film premiered at the Berlinale International Film Festival and has since achieved remarkable success.

You can find the complete list of awards and nominations here and more information here.