Last summer we finished work on feature film “Snowpiercer” where we supervised physical special effects. The film was directed by Bong Joon-Ho, young South Korean creator, who, by his national cinematography standard, allegedly had a record sum of money to work with. Snowpiercer is a dark sci-fi fable set in new Ice Age with story based on cult French comic book “Le Transperceneige” created by Jacques Lob. Most of the movie took place aboard giant supertrain which had to be constructed on stage at Prague Barrandov studios. The main challenge of physical effects work was that of inventing and developing a system that would perfectly simulate movements of train in motion. We managed to create a massive gimbal system supporting train cars with a total weight close to 100 tons. It was capable of simulating all sideway motions and vibrations of the train, including perfect make-believe curves of railroad tracks.
We will provide footage of preparations and shooting as soon as possible.