Salesforce | CGI character creation & VFX


What do Einstein, Codey the Bear, and Astro have in common? They’re all part of the Salesforce “Trailhead” family, ready to help users navigate the learning paths and key features of the Salesforce software. To bring these original 2D characters to life, Deep Sky teamed up with the CT-SF agency to visualize and execute a 3D concept that closely aligned … Read More

Autodesk Automotive | 360 Video & VFX


Deep Sky and Visual Aid worked with Autodesk to produce a 360 experience showcasing a team collaboration developing a concept vehicle. The 2 minute experience needed to loop seamlessly and allow viewers to follow the scenario from 3D print and scan, to Shotgun asset sharing, and a hologram teleconference. We worked with Panogs to capture the experience with 2 different … Read More

OSL ‘Saint Patrick’s Day’


We had the pleasure working with our friends at R/West on three new Oregon State Lottery spots for Saint Patrick’s day. It was a blast working on set and tackling these hilarious visual effects shots. Check out how we did it below.

Laniakea | Cosmography Visualization

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Deep Sky recently produced several space visualization animations for Burmer Music and Composition Lab. One of the sequences was visualizing our galactic neighborhood of 100,000 galaxies – Laniakea. We worked closely with astrophysicist Daniel Pomarede of IRFU-CEA, Paris, to gather real data from the galaxy super cluster. Daniel provided and translated data into vertice points within an OBJ, but additional … Read More

Jackpot Scratch-Its VFX


We collaborated with R/West on this hilarious new Jackpot Scratch-Its spot, ‘More Than a Feeling’. In pre-production we helped develop the look, plan the shots with the director, and edit together the animatic storyboard and VFX pre-visualization. In order to achieve more realism and maintain the oddity, we went with both practical and digital effects. The background, for instance, was … Read More

Oregon State Lottery ‘Jackpot Trio’ VFX

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Early in pre-production, we provided pre-visualization of a CGI RV and yacht. During the film shoot we photographed 360 HDRIs for lighting reflections. In post, are tasked were much more difficult than it would seem – it involved a complex camera track with no tracking markers, removing objects, replacing the license plate, rotoscoping, changing the road solid yellow lines to … Read More

OSL ‘Lewis & Clark’ Commercials VFX

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Deep Sky tackled the visual effects for 10 Oregon Video Lottery spots by R/West. Our tasks included sky treatment, weather, 13 city and object backplate removals, sunbeams, lighting, track and roto, compositing, 30 lottery screen replacements, 12 CGI animals and 7 animated 3D bookends that would reveal the etching in the Lewis and Clark log book in the closing frame. … Read More

Suburban Auto Commercials VFX


Recently we worked with R/West on the motion graphics and visual effects for Suburban’s new spots. We had a blast working on set and coming up with the spot’s visual look and effects. R/West agency wrote, filmed and produced editorial – our task was design, asset creation, transition concepts, motion graphics and compositing.


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For this FLIR TCX spot we created a CGI sequence where the viewer is led through a ventilation system and into a room. Along with the the CGI intro, we tracked and screen replaced the alarm and thermostat, created a CGI animated fan and animated the exploding FLIR TCX product. Since the spot was shot in low light, we knew … Read More