Animation | Pre-Viz | Visual Effects
The Lost Letter
Don’t miss this brilliant new short directed by Kealan O’Rourke. All the visuals were created and animated at the Trickshot Films studios. Funded by RTE, the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council.Winner 'Best Animated Sequence' at this year's Galway Film Fleadh
What do we do?
we produce innovative visual effects, pre-viz and animation
We have a strong track record in 3d animation, previzualisation and visual effects. Our enthusiastic and flexible approach along with our commitment to quality means we can help you realise your vision – just the way you intended.
Featuring at the Fleadh
We recently completed all 3D production on the RTE, Irish Film Board and the Arts Council funded short film The Lost Letter directed by Kealan O’Rourke which debuted at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh last July winning the award for “Best Animated Sequence”.
Off to a Great Start
We have just opened our new offices in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. A magnificent place to create magic.
The Lost Letter Trailer
Rising to the Challenge
Trickshot films recently completed all of the 3d work, ( excluding titles ), for the short film “The Lost Letter”. Directed by Kealan O’Rourke and produced by Brian Wilson of Igloo Productions the short is funded by RTE, the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council and premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2016.
The director’s vision and requirement for top quality CG animation presented a new challenge for our lean production environment. But we love challenges here at Trickshot Films and we used the opportunity to develop a new production pipeline. We completed all shots on the film in-house – a sizeable task with over 100 shots and a running time of approximately 7 minutes. Everything was modelled, textured, rigged, animated, lit and composited in our new studio in Dun Laoighaire. We are constantly learning and developing new skills at Trickshot Films so we will continue to grow along with the ever evolving animation industry.
Kealan had a particular vision for the world that these characters inhabit and this pushed us pretty hard at times both creatively and from a technical viewpoint. Apart from the obvious challenges of fur, fog and fire there were more subtle ingredients which were added such as volumetric lighting which really adds a lot of depth to the world we created.
Our main focus at Trickshot, apart from realising the directors vision and making everything look great, is in breathing life into characters. We’re very happy with the results.