Directors: Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt
Studio: Aardman
Release Date: 28th March 2012

VFX Supervisor: Jody Johnson
VFX Producer: Clare Tinsley

The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a comedy adventure based on books written by Gideon Defoe; in the film the Pirate Captain sets out on a mission in which he must defeat his rivals for the Pirate of the Year Award!

Double Negative jumped overboard at the chance to work with Aardman on the film, completing a total of 393 shots. Dneg’s work mainly involved the integration of CG characters into scenes, including character positioning, lighting, and FX.

The work was led by VFX Supervisor Jody Johnson, 2D Supervisors Peter Jopling, Ian Simpson (London) and Oliver Atherton (Singapore) and 3D Supervisor David Vickery. A majority of the VFX work was carried out in Double Negative’s Singapore studio and Johnson held daily video-conferences with the team there, including 3d artists Cori Chan, Leah Low and Sonny Sy. The work was overseen in Singapore by Line Producer Darryl Li and in London by Producer Clare Tinsley.