Invisible Arts is a collective of Artists providing VFX for film and TV

Linked to many other art and design based services including Circus and live events


We are all independent artists and post production professionals who can provide a wide range of skills to tackle all types of effects work from technical fixes, wire removals etc. right up to high end film work including environmental matte painting work and 3D animation


We provide help right from the start of a project, discussing requirements and identifying best methods to reach your goals within time and budget constraints.

Invisible Arts Collective LLP

   John Hardwick   Visual Effects      

Rosemary Hardwick   Graphic Designer


plus a collective of talented fellow artists

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A mix of Film and TV work, from complex multi layer composites to good old fashioned story telling low budget work, we do it all working with specialist artists when required

Technical Fixes & enhancements


Film scratches, camera problems,  wire and rig removals, colour issues or perhaps something like not enough spots on the frog?.


Whatever the problem, we can help to resolve it  

The images below are taken from shots which we or I worked on whenever possible.

movies and fuller explanations will be added for several projects when time permits


As a collective of artists, we work together and collaborate on projects when appropriate, much of the work below involves the work of 2D and 3D Artists, VFX supervisors, Producers, Production designers, Editors, and coordinators who are listed on the links page along with many other artists from Photographers to Circus Performers

Call   07947211902      

Email    invisible_arts@me.com

Original Showreel


From 2004 this is so out of date

most of the work was done using Cineon with some Shake work


All film work on this reel as

TV work began in around 2008

Ella Enchanted


Giants wedding sequence

breakdown type reel with wipes.


Sequence compositing supervisor for Shake team at The Senate

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Mr Selfridge


Set extensions and crowd replication for street scene shots which help to tell the story of Harry Selfridge

Working closely once again with Justin at Painting Practice who planned and pre-visualised shots

prior to shooting


IAC  /  Painting practice

Merlin   Season 5    


Snow scenes, eye glows, split screens, set extensions and whatever else was needed in

this final season of Merlin


Vine Productions

The Palace


Worked along side Matte

painter and supervisor

Serdar Simga of Virtual Mattes

to produce set extensions etc.

on this series


IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Grabbers  


Provided a selection of matte

painting and compositing work   

on this great independent film


IAC  /  Nvizible

Merlin   Season 4     


Lots of  matte painted set extensions, split screens and general good old fashioned story telling compositing


Vine Productions

BBC Life


Technical fixes, and in the frog sequence, painted spotty markings to improve continuity for the film version of a well loved David Attenborough series

  

IAC  /  BBC Wordwide

Harry Potter


and the deathly hallows part 2


Base Black

Nine

 

IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Ironclad   


Medieval gore fest


Molinare

Black Mirror   Season 2


Final shot


IAC  /  Painting practice

Unknown white male   


Molinare

First Light  


All VFX in this one off TV programme to commemorate the Battle of Britain


IAC  /  BBC

Dead Gorgeous


All VFX in 13 part children’s TV series

Working remotely with supervisor and production based in Melbourne


    IAC  /   BBC / ABC

Nutcracker    


Around 70 shots on this surreal

version of Nutcracker


IAC  / Bluff Hampton

The Devils Whore     


IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Generation kill  


In house compositor working

closely with Production and

VFX supervisor Adam McInnes

completed 130 shots     


IAC  /  HBO

Fight for life


Award winning series about life threatening medical conditions  looking at what is happening

and treatments possible


Jellyfish Pictures

St Trinnians


Men from Mars

Hot Fuzz


It’s not always quiet in a small country town


Machine

Goal 2


Framestore CFC

Littleman


Head replacements on a grand scale

I was supervising compositor on this with much help from the incredible roto/prep team


Moving Picture Company

Sixty six


Fixes to original footage of world cup game plus compositing shots on this lovely film about a jewish boy who’s big day clashes with the 1966 world cup


Moving Picture Company

Ghostwood


A grim little tale is told in this short film which can now be found on youtube


Tangerine / Electric Pig


Seven Swords


An epic and visually stunning, Gory and action packed Chinese film


Illoura

Pride


I was compositing supervisor on this story of a pride of lions resolving cleanup, animation, tracking and compositing issues to find a robust pipeline


Henson’s

My House in Umbria


Senate

Ghost Ship


Crew and guests are sliced and diced in various ways  leaving the ship to drift around for 40 years until it is found and a salvage operation begins.

They should have left the thing alone.


Photon

Prometheus Ted talk


Viral related to the feature film


Absolute Post

Midsummer Nights Dream


My first visual effects supervisor role was leading a team of 3D artists and compositors

to complete a large number of  demanding shots on this unusual  stage like film


Cinesite


Cosmic Voyage


An interesting look at the scale of stuff, from the tiniest particles   to the immense reaches of the known universe


Cinesite


Resident Evil


A grim and grizzly tale


Framestore / CFC

Below


Double Negative

Lawnmowerman 2


This sequel to the original Lawnmowerman film is set in cyberspace with laughable plot and characters the visual effects were ambitious at the time but the final result is total bollocks


Cinesite


Goldeneye


Bond,  James Bond


Cinesite


Mortinho por Chegar a Casa

Dying to go home


A foreign language ghost story


Cinesite

The Muppets Treasure Island


Cinesite

Pinnocchio


Henson’s puppet version of this well known story with many digital enhancements and composites to help to bring him to life


Cinesite


Preaching to the Perverted


A cult classic for those into

the fetish scene (apparently)


Cell


Barbara


Multiple Award winning Norwegian / Danish film

with beautiful cinematography by Jan Weincke  


Nordisk Film    Denmark


Notting Hill


Needs no introduction

I was on set supervisor for this shot which you barely notice as you watch the film


Framestore CFC


The Avengers


Based on the 60’s TV series


Framestore CFC

The rat that wrote


short film by Billy O’Brien

find it easily on Youtube


MillFilm

Gangster No. 1


Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster


MillFilm

Bridget Jones’s Diary


Double Negative

Enemy at the Gates


A very gritty and depressing telling of the battle of Stalingrad and the cat and mouse game played out between a German and a Russian sniper


Double Negative

The Tailor of Panama


Double Negative

I Dreamed of Africa


MillFilm

Still Crazy


The incredibly popular band ‘Strange Fruit’ quit after the on stage death of their lead singer Brian,

Many years later they are enticed into re-forming  the band and this is the story of their tour and the band members

A great cast and a very enjoyable but little known film


MillFilm

Odeon Cinema Ident


MillFilm

Enemy of the State


A lively and stylish film directed by Tony Scott


RIP Tony


MillFilm

Epsom school of Art and Design


BTEC   computer Animation


Lincoln College of Art and Design


Higher Diploma   Graphic Design and Visual Communication specialising in Technical Illustration


Illustration Gouache on board


John Carter of Mars


Short cave fight sequence


Vine Productions / Cinesite

Yonderland


Set extensions, fixes, rod

removals and blue screen work   


IAC  /  Molinare

Cuban Fury


Split screens , re timing  and various other fixes including several snow removal shots


Proof London

Sherlock  Season 3  


Set in  winter at Christmas time but shot in August

Matte painting and grade work to create wintery look


IAC  /  Hartswood Films Ltd

Edge of tomorrow


A heat haze was added to a series of shots   


Rocklock films

Midnight Sun


Technical fixes , Logo removals  and bear enhancements in this film featuring a Polar bear


Pride


U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984


Nvisible


Mapp and Lucia


The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia rents Mapp's house for the summer.


Set fixes and enhancements


Encore

Ripper street


Various enhancements


Deluxe 142


The Kings speech


Period fixes, matte painting

extensions and other subtle

work on this award winning

film


Molinare

DCI Banks


Headless corpse scene 

shoot supervision and VFX  


IAC  /  Fearless

DaVinci’s Demons


Tortured by the gift of superhuman genius Leonardo DaVinci is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion and subverting an elitist society.

Original drawings and ideas are brought to life as he fights for truth ...........and his sanity


Tonto Films and Television Ltd

Les Miserables


Period fixes and set dressing

with help from Pixie Post


IAC  /  WEBvFX

Black Mirror   Season 1


Worked closely with Justin at Painting Practice to ensure that the concepts were carried right through to the final shots on all 3 shows of the series


with help from Mike Connolly and Ed Plant


IAC  /  Painting practice

St George’s day   


Independent Film

Day for night shot, blood splats and bullet hits and storm sequence

with help from Mike Connolly


IAC  /  Molinare

The Rise   


Independent Film

Fire Smoke and rain work 


IAC  /  We are Capture

Everybody’s fine


Multi layer comps, fixes and set dressing


Molinare

Tamara Drewe  


IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Flying Monsters


Investigation of flying dinosaurs

brought to life using 3D

animation techniques


Molinare

Prisoner


Worked directly with the editor and director

to produce shots for 3 episodes of this six part series on a very tight time constraint.

Well over 100 shots plus all screen content for monitor inserts produced within six weeks


IAC  /  ITV

Nanny McPhee

and the big bang  


Working directly with VFX

supervisor Adam McInnes

as part of the in house

VFX team


Working Title films 

Narnia


Prince Caspian


Moving Picture Company

Wild at heart 


Storm sequence

Wind, lightning, rain and fire added    


IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Wild at heart 


Fire sequence

Fire and smoke tracked into

shots to really add to the peril

and tell the story   


IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Benidorm 


Shoot supervision and VFX.

Additional Camera work by

Mike Connolly of Electric Pig   


IAC  /  Bluff Hampton

Mutant chronicles


A dark “steampunk” post apocalyptic tale.


Men from Mars

Sunshine


The sun is going out !

better re-light it but don’t get distracted by anything or it will end badly


Moving Picture Company

Stardust


Machine

The DaVinci code


Various enhancements


In house

Stormbreaker


Moving Picture Company

Slither


A grisly film with incredible prosthetic and practical effects as well as some great digital work where prosthetics are impossible


Electric Pig

Harry Potter


And the Goblet of fire


Framestore CFC

Inspector Gadget


Sorry to break it to you but most of these gadgets were computer generated and cleverly composited into scenes to fool you into believing it’s all real


Digital image


5 children and It


Compositing and enhancement of this creature shop animated tale


Henson’s

Ella Enchanted


Sequence supervisor on Giants wedding scene plus many other shots


Senate


Harry Potter


Chamber of Secrets


Mill Film


Dark Shadows


Worked on the house of

blood and fire sequence


Moving Picture Company

Dragonfly


A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences


Double Negative

Nutty Professor 2


The Clumps


Double Negative


Randall and Hopkirk


Reeves and Mortimer re visit this iconic 60’s TV series


Double Negative


Captain Corelli’s

Mandolin


Double Negative


It Can Be Done


Tells the story of a fateful day in the life of Dr Wilhelm Reich, maverick psycho-analyst, bio-physicist and sexual revolutionary. Amidst a climate of McCarthyite paranoia and 50’s


MillFilm


Nora


James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle and a love story with a difference unfolds


MillFilm


In Dreams


Framestore CFC


Starship Troopers


Mass Illusion   USA


Smilla Sense of snow


Cinesite


The Grotesque

AKA Gentlemen Don’t Eat Poets


Yes that’s Sting, and Alan Bates in the bath in this twisted tale of seduction and intrigue


Cinesite

The Woodlanders


Cinesite


Spacejam


Real life footage integrated with well loved animated characters


Cinesite

Shanghai Triad


A beautiful foreign language film with stunning imagery


Cinesite

Mission impossible


The first in this series of films


Cinesite

Flatworld


Animated film by Daniel Greaves


Cell

Dark City


Dfilm  Australia


Paulie


Animated beaks and facial expression work help tell this nice little story of a parrot who can actually talk, not just repeat words, of course greedy folks cause the usual mayhem.


Framestore CFC



Hilary and Jackie


The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi


MillFilm


Babe 2  


The pig in the city


MillFilm


Gladiator   


Oscar winning Visual Effects in this gladiatorial epic directed by Ridley Scott


MillFilm


Ford Vertrek


Various promotional pieces

for Ford 4wd cars


Hooper

Bournemouth University


MA   computer Visualisation and Animation


Graphic designer

Illustrator

Artworker


Working for various printing companies in Boston Lincolnshire and then at various Design agencies after moving to Kingston in 1985


Illustration Watercolour on board



Born and brought up in

Boston  Lincolnshire


Attended Park board infants and junior schools

then Kitwood boys’ Secondary modern


Last days on Mars


Various set fixes and

enhancements


Mars movie Ltd

The Worlds End


Various multi wipes, fixes, split screens, and other composites.

over 140 shots in 3 weeks


Proof London

Atlantis   Season 1


Set extensions, split screens, blue screens, computer generated sets and creatures all came together in this ambitious series


Vine FX

Second Coming


Follows a close family over a year as they navigate their way through family life in the aftermath of an unexplained pregnancy.


IAC / Hillbilly films

Hercules


Heavyweight drivel driven violence and tales of despair.


Prime focus

Man Up


A single woman who's mistaken for a stranger's blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend


Over 80 shots completed, Comps and fixes


IAC / Cheap shot

Banished


Loosely inspired by events in the 18th century when Britain established a penal colony on the other side of the world.


Molinare

Kill your Friends


well over 200 shots completed on this independent film due for release summer 2015.


IAC / Painting practice

My Life So Far


MillFilm


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Horrible but very stylish and effective sequence.


Not for kids

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