I′m extremely proud to have been involved with Kaiserlicht in creating the award-winning documentary Sea Of Shadows.

When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise.

Filmed and directed by award-winning director Richard Ladkani, the movie is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last–minute effort to rescue the Earth′s smallest whale – the vaquita – from extinction. Produced by Leonardo di Caprio, Sea of Shadows was released in theatres worldwide on July 12 2019.

Once again production company Terra Mater approached Kaiserlicht to deliver the entire graphics package for the movie, including the opening title sequence and all the graphic inserts.
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my tasks:
Lighting/Shading/Rendering (All underwater Shots)(Maya 2018/Redshift)

Software:
3D:Maya 2018, Rendering with Redshift
Client:Terra Mater Factual Studios
Production:Terra Mater Factual Studios, National Geographic,  Malaika Pictures
Producer:Wolfgang Knöpfler, Walter Kohler

Creative Design:Felix Geremus, Alexander Siquans
3D Artists:Alexander Siquans, Felix Geremus, Niclas
 Schlapmann, Jörn Engelke, Raphaela Klein
Compositing Artists:Alexander Saum
Graphics Design:Alexander Saum

Original Score:H. Scott Salinas


stills:

Ivory Game

Vaquita

Vaquita

Vaquita

Vaquita