VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
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Amundsen

Arne Kaupang - Visual Effects Supervisor - Amundsen

AMUNDSEN

Directed by Espen Sandberg
(Motion Blur Film/SF Studios)

I was the Production Visual Effects Supervisor on “Amundsen”, directed by Espen Sandberg, featuring Pål Sverre Hagen, Katherine Waterston and Christian Rubeck. I managed and supervised on-set and in post, all the digital visual effects, made by the studios GimpvilleFilmgate, Varg Studios and FableFX.

“Amundsen” is the high-profile Norwegian adventure and biopic drama about Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen, the legendary explorer who was the first to reach the South and the North Poles. The movie was a box office hit when it was released in Norway in February 2019 and has been released in select countries worldwide. The movie was nominated at the Amanda Awards (Norwegian Academy Awards) in 2019 for Best Visual Effects.

 

AMUNDSEN VFX BREAKDOWN REEL

Visual Effects Breakdown Reel featuring the work from: Gimpville (Norway), Filmgate (Sweden), FABLEfx (Sweden) and Varg Studios (Norway). Original music by Johan Söderqvist. Copyright © 2019 Motion Blur Film/SF Studios. All rights reserved.

AMUNDSEN NORWEGIAN TRAILER

“Amundsen,” is a biopic of the Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen directed by Espen Sandberg, director of Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated “Kon-Tiki” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Pål Sverre Hagen (“Kon-Tiki”) stars as Amundsen, who was the first man to reach both the South and the North Poles. Christian Rubeck (“What Happened to Monday”) plays Roald’s brother Leon. Katherine Waterston (”Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) portrays Roald’s last love, who was known as Bess Magids. Copyright © 2019 Motion Blur Film/SF Studios. All rights reserved.

AMUNDSEN INTERNATIONAL TRAILER

Can be viewed on this Variety page.

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On-set:  Capturing data on-set for post production.  (Photo © Eirik Evjen)

On-set: Capturing data on-set for post production. (Photo © Eirik Evjen)


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AMUNDSEN MAIN TITLES AND LOGO DESIGN

In addition to supervising the Visual Effects, I also designed the Amundsen movie logo, opening/end titles, and end credits. The inspiration for the logo, came from text painted on a wooden crate that had been onboard Amundsen’s ship Maud. I customized and broke apart the timeless font Futura Std to create the typography. In the opening titles the credits are animated in a very subtle way, with the letters breaking apart at the end. This symbolizing pieces of pack ice drifting apart, and also Amundsen himself falling apart mentally.