Egg VFX company
talking about their background on the Ghosthunters
Egg is a post production facility with a boutique VFX department, located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. From the Egg humble beginnings 4 years ago working on Sky One ‘Sinbad’ in conjunction with The Mill in London, and now Egg company is one of Ireland’s leading post and VFX houses and a founding member of the Visual Effects Association of Ireland (VFXAI).
Ghosthunters on Icy Trails
VFX Supervisor, EGG company
Our latest release is Ghosthunters an Irish, German and Austrian coproduction produced by Ripple World Pictures here in Dublin. Our animation team led by Miguel A Feurtes (Happy Feet, Casper) have created in Hugo a bold new animated hero who oozes charm and charisma. The VFX characters, scenes and shots in Ghosthunters include snow and ice simulations and of course lots and lots of slime. We created creatures ranging from Ice Monsters, Silly Walkers, Blob ghosts, Screamer ghosts and LED ghosts. But don't let that scare you most of these are ASGs (averagely spooky ghosts). In all, we had a team of 50 artists create 323 VFX shots over 16 months of production. And 1,136,876 rendered frames later we are finally seeing its release on Irish soil.
Software used on the VFX was, NukeX, Maya, Vray, Mari, Realflow, Krakatoa, Niaid, DMM for Maya, Syntheyes, Hiero, Zbrush, and of course, Shotgun
We are extremely proud of the standard of work on Ghosthunters on Icy Trails. Not only is it a huge feat for such a small company, but the quality of the animation allows us to compete in International markets which in turn will help build a sustainable industry here in Ireland.
Ghosthunters on Icy Trails is not only a fantastic showcase for Egg, but it’s also further proof of Ireland’s international standing as a great place to tell stories, where technical expertise is matched with creative command in the VFX industry. With Ireland attracting highprofile productions like Star Wars and Game of Thrones in the last few years, it is a sign that our domestic industry is growing, and with the help of the S481 tax incentives for the TV and film industry, increased growth is inevitable.