Double "D" Double "L" now you know how to spell Muddville! A post house that loves all things visual, compositing, animation, 2D, 3D, technical rigs, technical direction, people that not only push but open the envelope too. A place where creative juices form an eight-flavoured delicious delight, that tantalises and treats the ideas of the world. It's a mouthful and you know you want it! Toys, we have them all, from useless wooden broken ones to obscure strangely shaped ones attached to big 30 inches of over compensating screens offering us the granularity of detail, which we are forever in search of. Let’s not forget the endless supply of pixels only found in certain supermarkets, near Mongolia, next to a car, past a cow in a supermarket, row three, top shelf.
After years and years of nagging, we finally wore the boss down who got us, not one but three EPIC cameras. These bad boys shoot up to 300 frames per second and capable of 5K filming, despite being the size of a handheld camera. They are our pride and joy and we can manage their full capacity for brilliance! Already logging up the flying hours within the first month with flights from L.A. to Dubai, Singapore, Barcelona, Johannesburg, Cape Town and back to their home in Dubai. Want an Epic experience? Bookings can be found under Epic Revolution at the top of the page.
To add to the list of toys The Phase One digital 645DF camera has also arrived. This system has the IQ160 back giving a massive 60.5 megapixel resolution for stills and billboards (actually sides of building resolution). This extreme level of detail, superior colour rendition and skin tone reproduction, high dynamic range of 12.5 stops of light and virtually no noise. This impressive amount of technical information was rambled and managed by Graham Tooby.
What We Do
Muddville loves our zainy creative director, who is extremely passionate about being on set and coming up with those "out there" ideas. One of the few Technical Directors turned Director that thinks swiftly on his feet as he's legging it to the next shot. You need energy to work with this man, only the fit need apply.
Fully capable compositors working in-house, always being pushed, always being challenged and sometimes even prodded. With a super fast workflow that has been carefully crafted to ensure efficient turnarounds, some of our systems are able to play 5K footage realtime. Yes, for those technical people this is jaw dropping technical jargon designed to drool!
2D, 3D and even stop motion, all done by the team at Muddville, working with Autodesk's Maya, Softimage and 3DS Max. Along with these wide tools we do motion graphics on After Effects for any additional 2D/3D experiences, we just love this part of our job.
Our production arm has quietly been growing in the background with the addition of many cool new toys. Definitely something we will be developing more this year, with many creative ways to wow your clients. Watch this space as we announce a lot of new production strategies...
"From the moment I finished the storyboard for this idea, I realized I had created a monster. A complex and intimidating series of scribbles that more resembled indecipherable secret military battle plans than a coherent explanation of what was going on in my head. Was there anyone out there that could get what was dribbling out of my mouth let alone attempt to bring it to life? Enter Muddville, they got it... and they even got it done over Skype. They laughed in the face of the many time zones that stood between us, they bent and traversed space-time to reach out and connect to my brain and make the impossible possible. They also used a lot of cool gadgets with fancy big names that made them really cool and important.
New Holland bees was a true labor of love, and the most rewarding and beautiful job I have had the pleasure of working on. For real."
"I've worked with Jac and the team at Muddville for the past 4 years on Thuraya. We approached this TVC with more of a planned approach than the rest of the films. The production technique we were using was a new and difficult concept to execute, which meant that the planning required that no stone was left unturned. The result was spectacular and the satellite industry agreed with us, with over 15 million hits registered online when it was broadcast in a global media buy. A difficult production technique, but the same excellent result."
"Truth be told, Muddvillers are rock stars with a touch of brilliance. We’ve got nothing to say besides: Bravo! Can’t wait to work with you guys again."