Attack on Sorpe Dam film premieres

CAMERA Attack on Sorpe Dam film premieres

CAMERA have been very proud to have worked on the new film Attack on Sorpe dam with filmmakers Andrew Panton and Piotr Forkasiewicz.

The film features George ‘Johnny’ Johnson and focuses on the attack of the Sorpe Dam in 1943. CAMERA worked with Andrew and Piotr to create digital characters for a number of scenes in the film. The team collaborated over many months, using our 84-camera photogrammetry setup to scan actors in original uniforms to create digital characters. Our Vicon and Qualisys optical motion capture systems were used to capture their motion and performance to provide movement.

We were thrilled to be invited to the premiere in at the former IMAX cinema of Bristol Aquarium on 13th May. CAMERA Head of Studio Martin Parsons was invited along to answer questions from the audience after the screening.

A week later Martin was in action again at the Imperial War Musuem Duxford’s screening of both Attack on Sorpe dam and a bonus ‘making of’ feature. Martin gave a talk about how we were able to help create the digital aircrew, WAAFs, ground crew and German anti-aircraft gunners that are featured in various scenes of the film.

Thank you so much to Andrew and Piotr for allowing us to be part of these amazing events. It has been wonderful to see the film come to life on the big screen!

If you missed these screenings tickets are currently on sale for a special screening of the film at Bath Forum in November 2023. More information.

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