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Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.
The campaign that was launched in December 2013 was backed by more than 17 000 people who together gave more than $630 000.
Fido did nearly 400 VFX shots for Kung Fury. Here’s a breakdown of three of the shots in the “Arcade St” sequence.
Who needs a huge greenscreen studio when you can create an insane mayhem shot using just an ordinary spinning office chair and some green cloth?
Here’s another VFX breakdown from Kung Fury, showing how Fido created the “fakedown” shot in the bunker sequence.
VFX Breakdown of how Fido created the first shot from Kung Führer’s huge bunker in Kung Fury.
Bonus shot: “Mayhem”. Every character in Kung Fury’s time travel team have their own unique way of killing enemies, and here all of these methods are shown in one single short clip (including death-by-lighting and death-by-pixelation).
Not all effects in Kung Fury were digital. Here’s a breakdown of two of the shots that used miniature models, combined with digital effects.
Fido did 90% of all digital effects in “Kung Fury” and some of those shots can be found in the Kung Fury “True Survivor” music video with David Hasselhoff. But Fido also produced eight VFX shots exclusively for the video.
This shot is one of our favourites. Internally, it was titled ”The Mayhem Shot”. It’s a great example of how you can add lots of different layers, greenscreen footage and digital effects into one single shot, creating the ultimate David Hasselhoff shot.
Fido team for this shot
VFX Supervisor: Cameron Scott
VFX Producer: Matilda Olsson
VFX Executive Producer: Claes Dietmann
VFX Production Manager: Anders Singstedt
Animation: Cameron Scott
Lighting: Rodrigo Vivedes
Compositing & breakdown production: Tomas Näslund
Johan Gabrielsson & Filip Orrby
Daniel Norlund & Tomas Näslund
Nils Lagergren, Kaj Steveman, Eva Åkergren
Alexander Eriksson, Anders Nyman, Cameron Scott, Carlos Correia, Chris Judkins, Daniel Norlund, David Enbom, David Nelin, Egil Eskilsson, Erika Johansson, Filip Orrby, Fredrik Höglin, Fredrik Olsson, Gustav Alexandersson, Janak Thakker, Joakim Eriksson, Joakim Olsson, Johan Gabrielsson, Jonas Lindfors, Jonas Manell, Jonathan Skifs, Karl Rydhe, Klas Trulsson, Kristian Livén, Kristian Rydberg, Kristian Zarins, Laura Andersen, Magnus Eriksson, Martin Borell, Mattias Sandelius, Mattias Snygg, Niklas Lundgren, Rickard Engqvist, Rodrigo Vivedes, Sandra Scholz, Staffan Linder, Stefan Lagerstam, Sven Ahlström, Teo Mathlein, Tomas Näslund, Viktor Andersson, Zebastian Lilja