Visual Effects

Visual Effects Studio

Our vfx studio can create masterpieces with world-class software. We can achieve any computer-generated visuals for live action films or television series. We are able to manipulate footage to bring your directors vision into reality by either adding or removing items from your shots. This includes green screen replacements, weather effects, removing extras or modern elements, setting buildings on fire, creating explosions or perhaps something more imaginative like a spirit that moves with the wind and leaves. The possibilities are endless. 

You can view some of our projects here.

Toorbos: Visual Effects Breakdown

Toorbos is a 2019 South African drama film directed by Rene van Rooyen. It was selected as the South African entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

All Visual Effects and Clean up created by Two Tales Animation. Produced by The Film Factory. Music by Andries Smit.

Two Tales Animation Visual Effects Reel 2017

A collection of some of our animation work done up until 2017.

Vir die Voëls VFX Reel

A Collection of the CG/VFX shots that we did for the South African film, 'Vir die Voëls'. Work done include both compositing and CG. All 160 shots were done by Two Tales Animation using Blender and Adobe After Effects.

Music : Roller Genoa - Safe and Warm in Hunter's Arms

Vaselinetjie Visual Effects

VFX. Car remove. Done for The Film Factory, all rights reserved.

Benefits of Visual Effects

Visual Effects are powerful tools that simulate realistic imagery that doesn’t exist. We use visual effects to enhance the mood, add clarity to the story, and / or increase the thrill of the production.

There are a number of amazing benefits of Visual Effects that include:

  • Safety aspect: VFX allows post-production pros to do all the dangerous simulating from the safety of the studio, so that the set and the actors don’t have to! Explosions, fire, lava, and utter chaos can be added in to create a heart-racing experience for the audience.
  • Cost effectiveness: VFX eliminates the need for expensive sets and far travels. VFX is so versatile that elements in footage can be completely replaced if necessary to create the desired environment, without the need to travel to countries or areas which look the same.
  • Visual and emotional stimulation: Above all, VFX enhances anything that is being portrayed. Our brains process images 60,000 times faster than they can with text, while what we see provides 90% of our information. This makes it a valuable tool for getting the message of your production across to your audience. VFX makes the impossible, possible, creating strong and lasting feelings for the viewer.

The addition of visual effects is mostly completed during post-production, but effects are often tested and look-developed in pre-production and then during production.

There are two common types of visual effects:

CGI: Computer-generated imagery is used to describe tools that create 2D or 3D digitally-created objects, surfaces, or living creatures. Typically, CGI is used to create creatures that don’t exist, or to replace live animals in film. It can, however, also be used to fill in scenes where a large crowd is necessary, but not available in real life to be in the background. They can also change the appearance of an actor – making it look as if their skin is melting off their face, or they can add and subtract wrinkles to simulate a desired age.

Compositing: this type of VFX is where different visual elements are taken from separate sources to make it seem as if they are in the same place. It will require a blue or green screen to make it easier to fill in the desired visual effect. Compositing can be used for multiple purposes, but a good example of it is changing landscapes.