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At Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) we create inspirational visual effects for major studios worldwide. Creating outstanding images is at the core of our existence. At the heart of our talented team, there is a diverse knowledge and skill-set, enabling a collaborative core where we can work together to solve problems and deliver great visuals to our clients. We have achieved some truly amazing visual effects work by providing innovative solutions to technically challenging work. We have the capacity and talent pool to scale to suit the needs of our clients. RSP has worked on over 100 films including Thor: Ragnarok, X-Men Harry Potter and Hunger Games franchises, Game of Thrones.

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​​​​​​​Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for Chinese War Epic “The Eight Hundred”
​​​​​​​Rising Sun Pictures Delivers VFX for Chinese War Epic “The Eight Hundred”
The Adelaide studio adds a dose of realism to the new international release about one of the most memorable battles in Chinese history.
Rising Sun Pictures served as a principal visual effects provider for The Eight Hundred; the epic war film from director Guan Hu and Huayi Brothers Media and Haining Seventh Image Movie & Media Co Ltd. The film centers on the true story of the 1937 Battle of Shanghai where a Chinese battalion mounted a determined defense of the Sihang Warehouse from the invasion of the Japanese army.
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Rising Sun Pictures Marks 25 Years of Creating Movie Magic
Rising Sun Pictures Marks 25 Years of Creating Movie Magic
Award-winning visual effects studio has achieved long-term success by sticking to its values and earning the trust of the world’s top film studios
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) today marks its 25th anniversary. It’s another milestone for the visual effects studio which, from humble beginnings, has gone on to produce ground-breaking work for more than 150 motion picture and series productions, including some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed films of the past two decades. RSP’s work has been honoured with Visual Effects Society (VES) and Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) awards as well as contributing to Oscar® and BAFTA ® winning films. It has forged long-standing relationships with top studios and producers worldwide, and launched the careers of scores of incredibly successful visual effects supervisors, producers and artists.
published 7 months ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Education Delivers Swift, Innovative Solutions for Teaching During Pandemic
Rising Sun Pictures Education Delivers Swift, Innovative Solutions for Teaching During Pandemic
Visual effects school adjusts classes and curriculum to help it through the current crisis and facilitate future growth
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people and businesses world-wide. The strict quarantine restrictions have made it difficult for educational institutions to continue to operate. However, Rising Sun Pictures, whose core business is to problem solve and find creative solutions, devised a plan to continue the delivery of their education program with little disruption.
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Rising Sun Pictures Co-Founder Gail Fuller Named as Santos Leader-of-the-Year Award
Advertiser and Sunday Mail’s Woman of the Year Awards 2019 are the culmination of a year-long celebration of SA women and their achievements
Gail Fuller, Rising Sun Pictures Co-Founder, was recognised for her ongoing commitment to leadership in the creative industry by receiving the ‘Santos Leader of the Year’ at the Advertiser and Sunday Mail’s Woman of the Year Awards 2019. The awards are the culmination of a year-long celebration of SA women and their achievements. Fuller was among six trailblazing South Australian women celebrated at the inaugural event held at Keith Murdoch House on Tuesday 3 December.
published 12 months ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Reconstructs an Auto Racing Icon for “Ford v Ferrari”
Rising Sun Pictures Reconstructs an Auto Racing Icon for “Ford v Ferrari”
Studio produces a photo-real version of Daytona International Speedway and its cheering crowd from and epic race in 1966.
Rising Sun Pictures helped to recreate one of the most thrilling events in the history of auto racing for Ford v Ferrari, the new film from 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold. The studio produced 223 visual effects shots for the film, the majority for an 8-minute sequence depicting the first “24 Hours of Daytona” race in 1966. Artists created a historically-accurate, digital replica of the famous speedway and filled it with cheering fans.
published 1 year ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”
Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”
Studio delivers 150 shots for 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men blockbuster, including a harrowing Cerebro sequence that uncovers Jean Grey’s troubled past.
Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned nearly 18 months and involved close collaboration with Director Simon Kinberg, VFX Supervisor Phil Brennan and VFX Producer Kurt Williams.
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Rising Sun Pictures’ Delivers Adrenaline-Fueled VFX for Fox’s “The Predator”
Rising Sun Pictures’ Delivers Adrenaline-Fueled VFX for Fox’s “The Predator”
Working on a short schedule, studio produces more than 100 shots for alien adventure.
In The Predator, 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi horror franchise, the universe’s most lethal hunters return to Earth, stronger and deadlier than ever. Having upgraded themselves with DNA from other species, they take on a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor in a battle that could mean the demise of the human race. Rising Sun Pictures signed on as a visual effects supplier to the film late in its production cycle, assuming the formidable task of delivering a host of complex effects in just 11 weeks. The package ultimately tallied more than 100 shots and included CG environments and sets, the Predator’s signature “cloaking” effect, and dramatic (and occasionally gruesome) enhancements to combat scenes. They also produced visuals for the film’s stunning opening shot.
published 2 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff
Studio expects to hire scores of artists as it ramps up for major film projects.
Spurred by growth in international film production, improved local incentives and a strong pool of talent, Rising Sun Pictures has launched a major, new expansion effort. The visual effects studio is adding significant space and technical resources to its Adelaide production studio and expects to grow its staff by nearly one-third over the next few months.
published 2 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures' VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”
Rising Sun Pictures' VFX Magic for Chinese Blockbuster “Animal World”
Studio produces a host of creative and technically complex shots running the gamut from creature effects to fantasy environments for new international fantasy adventure.
In a project spanning six months, Rising Sun Pictures produced 86 visual effects shots for Animal World, the new fantasy adventure film that debuted to considerable fanfare at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival and is currently in international release. The work drew on the full gamut of the studio’s core strengths and included everything from a card-playing creature to a loopy dream sequence, a mind-blowing car chase and a moody hero shot of “Destiny,” the hulking freighter-turned-floating-casino that serves as the film’s primary location.
published 2 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Partners with University of South Australia to Develop VFX Undergraduate Program
Rising Sun Pictures Partners with University of South Australia to Develop VFX Undergraduate Program
RSP has been providing UniSA-accredited training in visual effects for three years. From 2019 onwards as many as 100 UniSA students, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, will take part in the various VFX offerings at RSP.
Award-winning visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its educational partnership with the University of South Australia (UniSA). Beginning in 2019, RSP will commence delivering the entire third year of UniSA’s new VFX specialisation within the Bachelor of Media Arts degree. Currently enrolled second year students will be able to transition into the new specialisation in 2019. All courses open to third-year students will be delivered at RSP’s production facility in Adelaide and taught by working professionals. The aim is to provide graduates with the skills and experience to move directly into industry jobs.
published 3 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia
Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South AustraliaRising Sun Pictures continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfill VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the successful programs to meet the growing global demand for world-class VFX graduates. The highly-regarded courses aid aspiring artists to make the leap from the classroom to the production floor.
published 3 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
published 3 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
published 3 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
Rising Sun Pictures Sinks Its Claws into LOGAN
VFX studio reunites with Director James Mangold for dark and intense Wolverine finale.
Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures joined Director James Mangold’s team for LOGAN, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s “Wolverine” saga. Working under Production VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett and Co-Producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale, with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
published 4 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program
Rising Sun Pictures Expands VFX Training Program
Award-winning visual effects studio has built a new classroom facility to accommodate more students and a new program offering a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting.
Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of South Australia. RSP will now offer a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, modeled after its successful Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking. It is also adding to its menu of short courses covering 3D modeling, compositing and other subjects.
published 4 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Rising Sun Pictures Artists Win Two VES Awards for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.
Rising Sun Pictures artists were honoured with two awards last night at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards in Los Angeles. CG Supervisor Dennis Jones won the VES Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project for work on the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. He shared the award with Previsualization Supervisor Austin Bonang, Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz and Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel.
published 6 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Rising Sun Pictures Shares Academy Award Nomination for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Studio’s work on the film’s Quicksilver “Kitchen” scene also garners BAFTA, VES and AACTA nominations.
Rising Sun Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Crosbie is part of the team nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Crosbie supervised the team of RSP artists involved in creating the film’s exuberant “Kitchen” scene where time appears to stand still as the speedy Quicksilver darts about the Pentagon cafeteria to foil guards attacking a group of mutants. Also named in the nomination are Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora and Cameron Waldbauer.
published 6 years ago   read more
“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War
“ANZAC Girls”: Rising Sun Pictures Goes to War"ANZAC Girls," a 6-part mini-series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, for ABC-TV, was a rare television project for Adelaide visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), better known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Gravity," and "The Great Gatsby." The first episode premiered on Australian TV on Sunday, 10 August with exceptional ratings around Australia and much critical acclaim.
published 6 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year.
Australian VFX Studio will be Recruiting Artists for Upcoming Projects and Discussing its Work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and to recruit artists for future projects including "Gods of Egypt," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2," "Deadline Gallipoli," "Pan & Tarzan." The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia.
published 6 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Rising Sun Pictures Makes Time Stand Still for Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
VFX Studio Recreates The Pentagon Kitchen in Ultra Slow Motion for the Mutant Quicksilver.
Rising Sun Pictures’ contribution to Twentieth Century Fox’s "X-Men Days of Future Past" centered on a time-bending sequence in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) displays his hyper-speed abilities with spectacular effect.
published 6 years ago   read more
“I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the Dead
“I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the DeadIn Lakeshore Entertainment’s "I, Frankenstein" director Stuart Beattie offers a darkly cerebral tale in which the monster of the Mary Shelley novel (here named Adam and played by Aaron Eckhart) has survived to modern day and become embroiled in a deadly confrontation between an assortment of grisly gargoyles and demons.
published 7 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a Plan
Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a PlanProducers are the unsung heroes of the visual effects industry. Working on the periphery, their contributions aren’t always acknowledged, but their role as project manager, budget overseer, client advocate and cheerleader to the visual effects team is essential to the success of the project. If artists are the gears that drive the visual effects engine, producers are the grease that allows the gears to turn smoothly.
published 7 years ago   read more
Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Atomic Blast as Part of a Huge VFX Package for “The Wolverine”
Australian VFX studio delivers more than 25 minutes for the latest edition to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) created more than 260 visual effects shots for "The Wolverine", the new action film from Director James Mangold and Twentieth Century Fox. RSP helped to recreate the World War II atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Japan. It also produced digital environments for a number of sequences, including a scene set in a snow-covered Japanese village, and combat effects such as digital copies of Wolverine’s iconic claws for use in numerous scenes involving challenging stunts.
published 7 years ago   read more
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