An interview for the Film Center Serbia portal
19.09.2016
"Our dream is to place our company on the world map of the visual effects industry," said Milovan Mladenovic, executive producer at Crater Studio, in an interview for the Film Center Serbia portal. Read a full interview..






The last working day in Crater was fun and exciting. Crater Crew was preparing for well earned holiday brake while enjoying our traditional NY event - sharing anonymous presents. We celebrated another successful year together having dinner and party at the end of the day. It was fantastic! ... >>



Santa visited us this year again and made Crater's kids , employees' and lecturer's children, jolly with his splendid presents. ... >>



Thank you to everyone who participated in our mini conference "Computer Graphics Meet Up 2016"! Here is a bit of sum up On "After Effects" Workshop we have been working on opening credits for "True Detective" TV show. Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic, Crater Studio's compositing artist and lecturer in Crater VFX Training Center guided us through the whole process. This Workshop is also an announcement for our new course - After Effects for adults which is going to be released on our website in January 2017.Bogdan Amidzic, Nikola Vucenovic and Zivan Petricevic, Crater Studio's compositing artists done a great presentation about typical working process on film shots, through couple of examples of raw footage, track, modeling, render and composite.An interesting lecture about "All you ever wanted to ... >>



Second in a row annual mini computer graphics conference, Computer Graphics Meetup 2016, will be held on the 24th of December 2016 at Crater VFX Training Center. Our aim is to bring together professionals from different areas of computer graphics, arts, film and media as well as those who want to become a part of this thriving industries. Come join us to share knowledge and experiences and contribute to the development of the fascinating art form that is computer-generated images (CGI) in our region. ... >>



Students at Faculty of Mathematics had a chance to learn more about visual effects and how to use their education and knowledge in programming in VFX industry yesterday though a lecture held by Bogdan Amidžić, Crater Studio's senior compositing artist and lecturer in our training center.Have a look ... ... >>



We have visited VII Belgrade Gymnasium where Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic, Crater Studio's compositing artist and lecturer at After Effects course for Teens held a lecture to students today. ... >>



This hole week we spend time with another group of talented student from Rade Koncar, School of Electrical Engineering, on our work experience placement at Crater Studio. Under the mentorship of Crater Studio's modelling artist Aleksandar Babić, these students have the opportunity to work on a real time project and improve their knowledge in Maya. Have a look... ... >>



It was thrilling experience - tournaments all over the place, presentations of new games, meet ups... We made many new friends, interested in the world of computer graphics, 3D and animation. We have been giving away vouchers with discounts for our courses, our lecturer, Marina Vasic, held two organic modeling workshops, we played table football with Cile - renowned youtuber on channel Srpski Tutorijali. Uros Ciric, had the best score at our quiz "How well do you know Maya" and won Crater GIVE AWAY - "Character Animation" course at our training center completely free of charge. Congratulations Uros!Thanks to everyone who visited us!See for yourself how fantastic it was... ... >>



Visit us at Games.CON this weekend, from November 25th till 27th at Belgrade Fair!We are looking forward to participate in one the greatest festival of gaming and urban pop culture in the region. If you feel like hanging out with us, find us at our boot at Belgrade Fair, Hall II. We offer a very interesting programe for all visitors of Games.CON: live 3D modeling, free workshops, discounts, giveaways and more ...Youtuber Cile - Serbian Tutorials is our special guest, so come to spend some time with him and play table football, take part in a quiz about Autodesk Maya, and win "Character Animation" course at our training center.If you are a pro, looking for a job within vfx industry, join us to sign up for Recruitment Day.Let's meet and have some fun! ... >>



The new Netflix show "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" will be premiered in January 2017.Crater Studio is currently working on around 180 VFX shots on episodes 6 and 8 of the first season of this fantasy adventure series for kids. Have a look at the trailer ... ... >>



Get an Autodesk certificate at our training center during Certification Open Doors Week from 14th until 19th of November with 15% discount !You have the knowledge, but don't possess the certificate, come to our Certiport Authorised Training Center and get certified.Register and take either Autodesk Certified User or Professional exam during next week and you will get a certification at better price. These certificates are recognised all over the world and will help you find a job. Put your name on the list of Autodesk certified Users and Professionals.Find out more about the offere here. ... >>



During last week we spent time with students from Rade Koncar, School of Electrical Engineering, who were on work experience placement at Crater Studio. While improving their knowledge in Maya and working on a real time project, they had a chance to get to know about our studio environment and team work. Have a look ... ... >>



Lecture "Nuke Keyframe Workflows" will be held on November 6th at 2 pm at Crater VFX Training Center!As a way of boosting their knowledge Marko Milićević, senior digital compositor at Crater Studio will be holding a lecture for all our students at "Digital Compositing" courses so far on Sunday. Marko had gained his rich experience working on huge projects in famous vfx studios around the globe , so don't miss this out. ... >>



Contributing to the European Code Week, we visited Technical School "Rade Končar" in Belgrade, last Thursday. Crater Studio's compositing artists Bogdan Amidžić and Vladan Djiri Vasiljević held an interesting lecture "Creative application of code in digital arts". Have a look.... ... >>



Nemanja Avramovic, the winner of our giveaway at IT Konekt has recently spent one work day at Crater Studio. Have a look at how did it all go in this video. ... >>



We had a special guest yesterday - Nemanja Avramovic, a lucky winner of our IT Konekt contest. Namanja had won an opportunity to spend one day with Aleksandar Babic, Crater Studio's modeling artist. We presented Nemanja how does a work day of an artist look like and introduced him not only to modeling, but also to all other areas of VFX production. Have a look at the photos. A video of this interesting day is on its way soon ... ... >>



Inspired by the 1991 blockbuster of the same title, Point Break is a story about a young FBI agent who gets infiltrated into a team of extreme sportsmen suspected to be behind a series of sophisticated robberies. This movie debuted at the end of last year. Crater Studio took part in the compositing of shots from the movie.Have a look at the exciting trailer... ... >>



The premiere of "The Shallows" was held in New York two days ago. This exciting horror movie tells the story about young surfer Nancy and the great white shark. Crater Studio had participated on this project working on 3D animation and look development of the CG shark, as well as final compositing of the CG shark, CG water and background in close to 70 shots."The Shallows" release date across USA is Friday, 24th of July. Serbian release is on 18th of August. ... >>



Last week we had visited Belgrade High School of Fine and Applied Arts and had presented to their talented students the world of visual effects through lecture on "VFX - Painting the Illusion", given by Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic, Crater Studio's compositing artist.Have a look. ... >>



If you want to be a part of Crater Crew and posses a solid level of visual effects knowledge, come to our offices to present your cv and work on May 28th from 10am to 2pm on our Recruitment Day. It is necessary to send us your CV, reel or portfolio with your works attached.Registrations for this event at: hr@craterstudio.com. Step into a real world post production! ... >>



Today we have visited Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade and gave a lecture presented by Marija Delibasic, Crater Studio's matte painting artist and Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic, Crater Studio's compositing artist. Students got an opportunity to find out how to make use of their traditional arts knowledge in digital world. Marija had graduated at the Applied painting department of this faculty and through her own example had shown students how to get into flow with new streams in modern art. ... >>



We have visited Belgrade Polytechnics School yesterday during school's Expert Panel. Marina Vasić, Organic Modeling And Texturing course teacher, and Vladan Vasiljević Djiri, Crater Studio's compositing artist and After Effects for Teens course teacher, had given a lecture on Implementing design into movie magic. Apart from students, large number of professors had followed the lecture. Have a look. ... >>



Last week we had spent two days with students of the International School of Belgrade introducing them into VFX industry. Davor Kronja, compositing artist at Crater Studio had given a presentation "Visual Effects - A Window to the Movie Magic" for around hundred curious students on Friday. The very next day we had fun while 15 students were mastering advanced Photoshop skills on workshop held by Sasa Zivkovic, our Training Center lecturer. ... >>



This year's edition of RAF IT Days hosted Bogdan Amidzic, Crater Studio's compositing supervisor, who held a lecture VFX industry - new technologies in service of visual effects in movies on 1st April. Bogdan had presented a structure of a typical VFX studio in an interesting way and had showed how to use new technologies such as GPU processing, cloud computing and machine learning in the VFX industry, reviewing the differences between next generation video games and film effects, their differences and similarities. ... >>



"From the Design School to the profession of the 3D artist " is the title of a presentation at the Design School, Belgrade by former students: Marko Milankovic and Vesna Saula from Primer Studio, and Marija Jovkovic from Crater Studio. They talked about personal experiences on their way from high school to 3D and the industry of visual effects highlighting the importance of skills gained in school and how those skills helped them become professionals they are today. Have a look at the photos ... ... >>



In the darkness of Crater Studio's movie theatre Crater Crew had a pleasure to watch 'Ozone', a featurette, created by two authors -  Branko Sujic, director, director of photography and compositing supervisor and Mirko Milosevic, production designer and VFX supervisor last Friday.This post-apocalyptic love melodrama began it's life back in 2007. as an experiment of CGI application in cinematography. It grew into a real movie project fast. Scenes were filmed on green screen and had entered the post production phase in 2009. In 2012. the featurette was supported by Kickstarter community, and was finally released in 2015. Nikola Djordjic (VFX TD) and Nikola Vucenovic, compositing artist from Crater Studio (movie credits:lead compositing artist and color grading artist) together with the C ... >>



Engineering Animation students welcomed us warmly yesterday at CGI Warm Up Event which took place at University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences. Bogdan Amidzic and Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic, two renowned compositing artists at Crater Studio, attracted a lot of attention with their introduction story on VFX Industry and how to succeed in it. The most notable was a debate about new tendencies in computer graphics and future challenges it brings in research. Have a look at the photos: ... >>



A discussion panel on the topic of VFX talents in the Western Balkans was held yesterday at the Museum of Cinematography in Belgrade as part of the British Film Festival - Film and Chips. Visitors had the opportunity to learn how VFX studios from northeast Europe succeed in satisfying the world's and Hollywood's high standards when it comes to visual effects. Petar Jovovic, supervisor of Crater Studio in Belgrade, as well as our colleges Alan Robertson from Digitalkraft and Kristijan Danilovski and Milivoje Gjorgjevik from the Macedonian studio, FX3X, took part in this discussion that attracted a big audience. See here how it all went. ... >>



Our little ones had a lot of fun looking for The Santa Claus and their presents ... >>


Happy New Year!24.12.2015

Spending this year with all of you - our colleagues, students, clients and friends, those from social networks and elsewhere, helped make our year a better and more successful one... Thank you !We wish you a successful and creative 2016! ... >>



Thank you for the year in which we have shared a lot of good, we were together when it was hard, we welcomed new colleagues and saw some others leave, we successfully completed 30 projects, four babies were born, we celebrated 33 birthdays and drank 750 bottles of beer...Here is to wishing you all a happy and successful 2016! ... >>



A big thank you to all who came out to our Computer Graphics Meet-Up mini conference last Saturday! To all the phenomenal speakers, and you young and creative people who were interested, and curious, and filled every inch of the space in the workshops and lectures, asking the right questions, showing your readiness for the topics being discussed. To all who travelled by bus, by train or by car from Becej, Novi Sad, Nis or Zajecar. You all confirmed how much we need more events like this, to learn, grow and share together. Those of you who were unable to attend the conference can experience it through the lens of our photographer, Tamara Zidar. ... >>



Last week we visited a high school, the First Belgrade Gymnasium, where Vladan ‘Djiri’ Vasiljevic, compositing artist at Crater Studio, held a lecture on the topic of ‘Visual Effects – a profession in expansion’. After the lecture we stayed to speak with students who were interested and gave them advice on what to study and also invited them to visit us next time, to tour the studio and talk to the artists. Have a look at the photos: ... >>



Not forgetting about visual effects, our specialty, at our Computer Graphics Meet Up this Saturday, December 12th. Our lecture, Case Study, held by Petar Jovovic, founder and supervisor of Crater studio, and Bogdan Amidzic , senior compositing artist of Crater studio, will start at 3pm. As the title of the lecture implies, you will have the opportunity to see a breakdown of the work done on a shot from a movie that Crater Studio has worked on. We will not give away the film in question; we’ll let it be a surprise smile emoticon ... >>



This week at Crater Studio we have another group of talented student modellers and programmers from Rade Koncar, School of Electrical Engineering, on our work experience placement. Under the mentorship of Crater Studio's programmer Milos Bulat and modelling artist Nikola Jovanovic, these students will work on creating a video game in the program Unity. Have a look at how they got on with their new team while getting to know what they will be doing this week. ... >>



The first mini computer graphics conference, Computer Graphics Meetup - Knowledge & Skills, will be held on the 12th of December 2015 at Crater VFX Training Center. Our aim is to bring together professionals from different areas of computer graphics as well as those who want to become a part of the industry and to share knowledge and experiences and contribute to the development of the fascinating art form that is computer-generated images (CGI) in our region.Program:WORKSHOPS10am Advanced Workshop 3DS Max - RenderingElements and correction rendering in Photoshop using renderselements2.30pm Aesthetics and application 3D art in games, Mad Head Games -presentationLECTURES1pm Case 3D ExperiencePanel discussion from company and team working in architectural visualizationand design, Cas ... >>



Last month we had a visit from Joselito Duric, one of the pioneers of 3D and computer animation in Serbia and our beloved host when we travel to Los Angeles. His professional story is very inspiring. He was born in Sombor, and at the age of 10 years was very serious with his interest in computers. Thanks to his parents foresight, he received one of the first Amiga home computers and started learning computer graphics on his own. The late 80's saw his first 3D commercial after which his career took off even though he was still in high school. After high school he came to Belgrade, to the first company that did 3D in Serbia, Pixel, where he worked Power Animator, the predecessor software to Maya. He later moved to Budapest and after a few years in the leading Hungarian studios, with a friend ... >>



Aleksa Gajic, famous Serbian illustrator, animator and comics author dropped by Crater today. Crater loves Aleksa! ... >>



Yesterday was the first day of the Crater Studio work experience placement for a select group of talented high school students from Rade Koncar School of Electrical Engineering. These young programmers and modellers have the task of creating a video game in the program Unity under the mentorship of Crater Studio's own programmer Milos Bulat and modelling artist Nikola Jovanovic. So far they have been familiarized with the work experience placement program, the basic pipeline and what we want to teach them - teamwork within a project. Have a look at how their first day went. ... >>



On Tuesday, Nikola Vucenovic, compositing artist, and Milos Bulat, programmer, both from Crater Studio, held a lecture on Virtual Reality (VR) and Programming at Rade Koncar School of Electrical Engineering for the Europe Code Week. This interesting event takes place for the third time across Europe and runs from the 10th to the 18th of October. In Serbia there are about twenty primary and secondary schools involved who are promoting programming through creative and educational activities as a new form of literacy in modern society. The ceremonial hall at the school was full and the greatest interest shown was in the presentation of Oculus Rift and the simple methods of making VR and video games. Have a look at the photos from the lecture. ... >>



We're looking for a Maya Technical Director to join our team!Job DescriptionMaya Technical Director/Maya TDJob summaryMaya Technical Director ideally should be a Maya expert. Maya TD will provide support related to Maya, scene layout, tracking, matchmoving, rigging, animation, modeling, lighting, dynamics, simulations, and will implement new tools and processes for a particular vfx or animation project or department.Qualifications/Requirements• Strong working knowledge of Maya is a must• Production experience in scene layout, rigging, animation, lighting, dynamics is an advantage• MEL/Python scripting experience is an advantage  • Strong understanding of the CG production process • Exceptional communication and organizational skills and good problem-solving skills, both t ... >>



Our hosts yesterday were Mad Head Games and their HR, Tamara Milenkovic, in their Belgrade studio. This successful Serbian gaming house has over one hundred employees in their Novi Sad and Belgrade studios and is known for making HOPA games (Hidden Object Puzzle Games). Their team has so far released 14 original games through famous publisher Big Fish Games. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the studio. We also met Petra Shepard Nikolic, who received a Photoshop course from us as a prize for the best costume at the Comic Festival Cosplay Competition. ... >>



Crater Studio and Crater VFX Training Center are participating at the 13th International Comics Festival which opened on Thursday the 24th of September and will last until Sunday the 27th of September at the Student Cultural Center.We invite you to join us for a lecture by Bogdan Amidzic, a lecturer from our training center and lead compositing artist at Crater Studio, on the theme of 'Visual effects in video games based on comic book heroes' on Sunday September 27th at 6:15pm in the hall of the Student Cultural Center. ... >>



Feature film EDEN opens today, September 18th, in theaters across America [https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/eden]. The film will also be released on iTunes [ http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/eden/].If you're close by some of the theaters, do not miss the opportunity to catch it. Crater Studio was involved as the main studio in charge of visual effects. The film is about an American football team who suffered a horrific plane crash and ended up trapped on a deserted island. ... >>



Yesterday in the studio we experimented a little. We filmed and photographed different sequences looking for a way to get the desired effect to use in compositing for one of our projects. Have a look: ... >>



Petar Jovovic, the founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, gave a lecture on the technological innovations in the film and gaming industry during the Tehnomegdan IT Conference. Have a look how this interesting lecture went ... >>



Crater Studio and Crater VFX Training Center invite you to a lecture by founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, Petar Jovovic. The topic of the lecture will be 'Technological innovations in the film and gaming industry' which will be held at the Tehnomegdan IT Conference on Friday 19th of June at 12:35pm at the Privredna Komora Srbije, Terazije 23.This year's Tehnomegdan conference will be dedicated to gaming, starting from 10am, where you will be able to familiarize yourself with the various segments of the industry. At Petar's lecture, you will learn more about the technological innovations such as the improvement of image quality over time, scanning data from reality (cameras, LIDAR drones, small face and body scanners, motion capture), motion control systems and their use in camera mo ... >>



Yesterday's lecture at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Nis about the Technological Innovations in the Film Industry by the founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, Petar Jovovic, was well visited and followed with great interest. Have a look ... >>



Join us and find out how the development of technology affects the film industry in a lecture by Petar Jovovic, the founder and supervisor of Crater Studio. The lecture, organized by the Faculty of Electronics branch of Multimedia Technologies in Nis, will be held on Thursday 4th of June from 12 am. ... >>



Today at the opening of BEST Design Week, Compositing artist Bogdan Amidzic introduced visitors to Crater Studio and our school of visual effects, Crater VFX Training Center. Have a look at the photo's from the event ... >>



Recently, Petar Jovovic, the founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, and executive producer Milovan Mladenovic, visited Lightstream Animation Studios in Petaluma, California. The atmosphere was excellent as they hung out with friends Jamy Wheless and John Helms, founders of the studio and colleagues from the VFX industry. Have a look ... >>



Today at 3.40pm, Crater Studio will take part in the RAF IT Days seminar with a talk from compositing artist Bogdan Amidzic, who will give a lecture on the topic of 'Visual Effects - a profession in expansion'. ... >>


Foundry Visit20.03.2015

The Foundry has recognized Crater Studio as the leading post-production studio in the region and Crater VFX Training Center as the leading teaching center for their software. We hung out with Tom and Vitaly from London and we had a great time! Here they are with the compositors from Crater Studio. ... >>



The famous Icelandic artist Björk liked the animated music video we created with Ercan Alister Kosar for the Swedish band Fastwalkers' single "Brightest Star". Björk edited the video for her song "New World" and we think it's a great match. Take a look at the video and let us know your thoughts. ... >>



Crater Studio crew gathered on December 31st 2014 to celebrate the successful year. In a friendly atmosphere, with great food and sharing presents, we had a great time on the last working day in the past year. ... >>



Movie Eden, a story about members of an American football team who survived a horrific plane crash, will be premièred next year. From the start, Crater Studio worked on visual effects as the main visual effects studio. From the VFX consultations with producers and director after reading test scripts, over six weeks of supervision on the set on the islands of Malaysia and a few days on set in Los Angeles, Crater Studio made effects for more than 80 frames of the movie including replacement of backgrounds, creating CG airplanes, explosions, a stadium with CG audience...  ... >>



The premiere of the documentary film Hero 1914 is on Wednesday, December 3rd, at 9pm on the national television RTS. The movie is written by Filip Svarm, directed by Nikola Lukic, and represents the struggle and suffering of ordinary Serbian soldiers and peasants during the World War One. Crater Studio crew created visual effects for thirteen shots in this documentary. ... >>



Premiere of the movie Shadows, the master work of a young director Milos Ljubomirovic, will be held on Tuesday, November 25th, in the Great Hall of Belgrade's Dom Omladine. Crater Studio crew participated in the post-production of this short movie and worked on compositing, simulations of fire and texture of the cross in one of the scenes. Take a look at the teaser ... >>



Today, Crater Studio hosted Serbian Film Association which organized training for actors in front of the camera in our training center. Participants learned how to get into castings for international projects from Andjela Stamenkovic and Aleksandra Sirkic, from the agency Sav Taj Glumac, and much more.Take a look at the photos from this event. ... >>



World premiere of the new movie by Russian director and Oscar winner Nikita Mikhalkov, Sunstroke, in which post-production Crater Studio participated, was held on Friday in the Sava Center. The premiere was attended by a large number of people from the public and cultural life of Serbia and Russia. After the screening, the audience greeted the main protagonists and the famous film maker, who sang them a Russian song. Take a look... ... >>



World premiere of "Sunstroke", the new movie from Russian director and Oscar winner Nikita Mikhalkov, will be held tomorrow, on October 3th, at Belgrade's Sava Center. Numerous representatives of the Serbian film industry took part in filming of this movie. One of the VFX studios that worked on this project was Crater Studio, which is responsible for animation, matte painting and compositing in more than 30 shots of the film. The movie is based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Ivan Bunin and story take us in the twenties of the last century on the Crimean peninsula, following the evacuation of "white Russians" after the Civil War. ... >>



A movie poster for the new film by Emir Kusturica On the Milky Road, was published in the CANNES MARKET NEWS - The Official Daily on May 17th, the fourth day of the festival in Cannes. Leading protagonists of this movie are Monica Bellucci and Emir Kusturica himself. Crater Studio is in charge of post-production and visual effects. ... >>



Crater Studio, has created a movie theater on their premises for their own needs and the needs of Crater VFX Training Center. The cinema is equipped with a projector Sim2 M50 and a professional projection screen Enlightor 4K with a black background. The Sim2 professional M50 projector is designed for  E-Cinema and offers the high quality projection and the ability to display content such as pre-show, post-production, pre-views, advertising, edutainment and more. The latest generation of chips provides the exceptional brightness (5000 ANSI Im), resolution of 1920x1080 (1080Op) and 3000:1 native contrast ratio, as well as crystal-clear, uncompressed HD images. It also features the ability to adjust the colour characteristics using Live Color Management, a bit-rate of 10-bit/per c ... >>



Bogdan Amidzic, a compositing artist from Crater Studio, held a lecture today during the RAF IT Days 2014 seminar at the School of Computing. Take a look at the photos... ... >>



Bogdan Amidzic, a compositing artist from Crater Studio, held a lecture about visual effects on the 3rd of April at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Take a look at the photos... ... >>



Bogdan Amidzic, a compositing artist from Crater Studio, held a lecture about visual effects for students of the Faculty of Mathematics, on Friday 28th of March. Take a look at the photos... ... >>



Petar Jovovic, the founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, held a lecture Visual effects - profession in expansion at the Faculty of Applied Arts, on Monday 24th of March. Besides the students, the lecture was also attended by their professor Rastko Ciric, one of our best animators and illustrators and co-founder of the Festival of European Student Animation. Take a look at the photos from this event. ... >>



Crater Studio has joined the program Professional orientation in Serbia, initiated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the German organization for International Cooperation Giz. This way, we get a chance to help young people who have yet to choose their future professions. From the 17th to 28th of March, eighth grade pupils from elementary schools Vladislav Ribnikar and Drinka Pavlovic will have the opportunity to learn, through  lectures, all about the process of creation of 3D animation and visual effects in a project, and about various professions within the VFX industry. They will watch a short animated film, The Rise and Fall of Art by our famous comic book artist, animator and illustrator Aleksa Gajic, and then through a visit of the ... >>



In June 2013,Crater Studio has begun work on the visual effects for the upcoming movie directed by Emir Kusturica, titled On The Milky Road. The filming took place at several locations in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina. Petar Jovovic (VFX supervisor and founder) and Milovan Mladenovic (executive producer) supervised on the movie set and were consulted for scenes that required visual effects. Check out photos from the set… ... >>



We invite all comic book fans to visit the 11th International Comic book Showroom, which begins on Thursday, September 26th, and which will last till Sunday, September 29th 2013.On the first day of the Comic book fair in Happy Gallery of the Student Cultural Center in Belgrade, was the awards ceremony. Crater VFX Training Center has awarded Stefan Katanic with a free of charge course in our Training Center.Comic books and digital visual effects both create the illusion of fantastic new worlds – said Petar Jovovic, founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, who held a lecture at the Comic book showroom about the Influence of comic books on the development of visual effects in the film industry. Check out the photos... ... >>



We invite you to visit the largest educational IT event in the region, Knowledge Factory, in Podgorica, on September 24th and 25th organized by ComTrade company.Founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, Petar Jovovic, will hold a lecture about the Visual Effects in Hollywood movie industry. ... >>



Serbia is becoming a promising destination for the production of  both international documentary and feature films, and commercials, as well. The credit for this belongs to the Serbian Film Association (SFA), which brings Serbia closer to international film projects. An important segment also is Serbian post-production for international projects. Crater Studio, engaged in Hollywood blockbusters projects, is the most famous Serbian studio for film and video post-production.  Read more here: www.b92.net  ... >>



Ceiga, a free online magazine focused mainly on computer generated 3D art, made a comment about the work of Crater Studio on Treasured teaser in their blog.www.ceiga.co.uk ... >>



Side Effects Software Inc. has just released the updated demo reel of their famous software Houdini which featured work of Crater Studio alongside the famous companies like Framestore, Dreamworks, Mr X… Houdini Demo reel on Vimeo  To our great satisfaction, the company experts have chosen our fragment from Treasured teaser.   ... >>



Crater Studio, led by Ivan Vasiljevic, an associate and lecturer at the Digital Lighting course in Crater VFX Training Center, participated in one of the latest projects of the Berlin studio Polynoid - Nike Hypervenom - Deadly Breed. Our colleague Fabian Pross spoke about the technical challenges and significant contribution in the preparation of models made by Ivan and our artists. You can read the complete article on the website VFX Serbia.www.vfxserbia.com ... >>



Crater Studio has released a new showreel in 2013.Showreel 2013 on Vimeo ... >>



Recently, the creative teams of VFX studios Crater and Clockwork brought to life the exciting world of KRE-O Transformers for the Hasbro corporation. You can see the amazing possibilities of the new Micro Changers and Combiners sets in this commercial. ... >>



One of the latest projects of Crater Studio was filming of a new commercial for Livon, a well known Indian hair brand. Our supervisor visited the set in Mumbai, and in the meantime we finished post-production. Video premiere will follow in the next couple of days. ... >>



Crater Studio proudly presents the teaser for the American movie Treasured. The entire project was created in programs Houdini and Nuke. We are very pleased with the results, said VFX supervisor, Petar Jovovic. The story of the Treasured is based on the legend of the lost city of Khmers, a female warrior, her lover and a mighty sword. The ancient king, thousands of years ago, sent a female warrior to kill her lover...   ... >>



Crater Studio was involved in the making of a commercial for the famous German supermarket chain REWE. Striking animations and a complete post-production are the result of successful cooperation between our team, Stuttgart VFX studio Black Mountain and local Studio 1234. ... >>



Crater Studio participated in the Mixer Festival, held from May 28th to June 2nd 2013. The event brought together professionals and enthusiasts through a variety of transcultural projects supporting the development of the creative economy at a national and regional level.Founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, Petar Jovovic, gave us an interesting lecture on Learning visual effects through an open education system. He spoke about the need for non traditional trends, which are the evolution of the current rigid educational system."Students of the 21st century are self-motivated and self-disciplined, he/she chooses the method and pace of learning, makes his/her own structure of subjects and determines priorities. He/she is permitted to use any means necessary if they lead to the same go ... >>



The famous American hot sauce saw the light of the day in the 1920. and  a marketing campaign for the famous brand is characterized by one of the most unusual slogans you have ever heard: I Put That  Sh*t On Everything. Sultry Poultry on YouTube ... >>



A team of ten people from Crater Studio visited FMX in Stuttgart in 2013. FMX is the leading European conference for animation, visual effects and video games, and lately it has become one of the most important international conferences in the industry. Check out their impressions about participants, lecturers and representatives from famous studios at the link bellow. vfx-iluzija-osvrt-na-fmx2013 ... >>



The idea of VFX Serbia came about several years ago in response to the demand for professionals with an insight into the state of the local VFX industry and as a platform for promoting the industry. The goal was to create a base for local artists and studios, bringing together related disciplines and forming a coherent perspective on the local film, video production and post-production industries so as to represent the collective creative potential. Creating a website was the logical solution, as it offers fast, easy access and transparency. www.vfxserbia.com was launched in August of 2012 and works in conjunction with all the most popular social platforms, predominantly the VFX Serbia Facebook page.  ... >>



In the latest issue of weekly magazine NIN you can read an article about Crater Studio. ... >>



The band Zemlja Gruva have a new song Sudopera and music video. Post-production for the video was done by Crater Studio.Sudopera on YouTube  ... >>



Magazine Biznis i Finansije has published an article about VFX studios Crater Studio and Digitalcraft.http://bif.rs/ ... >>



Popular Indian CG Internet portal, CG Tantra, published an interview with Miljana Jovovic, executive producer at Crater Studio, on the occasion of the great success of the Kit Kat commercials for the Indian market. www.cgtantra.com ... >>



A famous Serbian TV station, Studio B, broadcasted live from our studio for their daily show. Watch it here… ... >>



The success of the commercial Kit Kat Dancing Babies in India, for which Crater Studio did the visual effects and video post-production, was covered by the Serbian media with particular attention. See their comments...www.b92.netwww.politika.rswww.kurir-info.rs www.dominomagazin.com ... >>



Respected magazine and website Campaign India featured an article and a video of recently finished Nestle Kit Kat Dancing Babies ad for which Crater Studio did post-production and animation.  Find out more at www.campaignindia.in ... >>



Crater Studio proudly presents a new commercial for Kit Kat, that we made for the Indian market. ... >>



Crater Studio and Crater VFX Training Centre wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We know that all your dreams can be told by using visual effects. We will help you tell your story. May all your creative dreams come true! ... >>



Petar Jovovic speaks on Creativity in bussines conference  in UK Vuk. ... >>



In August  2012. Crater Studio finished the work on the German commercial for Cewe printing press. The team from Berlin filmed it in Belgrade and the entire CG environment was added in post-production. Here you can have a sneak peek of the process. ... >>



The latest (Nov/Dec 2012) edition of Digital Production magazine from Munich, Germany, which writes about post-production, featured a four page article on Crater Studio...take a look. ... >>



Crater Studio on TV show Biljana za vas. ... >>



Crater Studio  presents Crater VFX Training Center on VFX Showcase, July 4th in KC Grad Discover the magical world of visual effects Everyone interested in visual effects (VFX) and without prior knowledge of VFX, as well as those who have already made some initial steps into 3D computer animation, will have the opportunity to discover firsthand the art of creating effects for movies and television. The VFX Showcase will be organized by Crater Studio and Crater VFX Training Center on July 4th, starting at 7pm in KC Grad.VFX Showcase will be a live demonstration of fitting footage and computer-generated animation. Attendees will be able to witness live HDR shooting with chrome ball for lighting. They will also learn how to calculate the motion of the camera and objects ... >>



A Serbian TV station, Studio B, broadcasted a segment about our VFX Training Center. Check it out… ... >>



Now you could officialy like us at www.facebook.com ... >>



Crater Studio is busy holding lectures at Universities across Serbia, presenting the idea behind Crater VFX Training Center, it's educational subsidiary, with main purpose of promoting the vfx profession through education, making the Serbian VFX market more globally competitive.Crater held a workshop for students on May 15th 2012 at the Faculty of Mathematics during May - a month of mathematics (M3). This popular science event is organized by the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, SANU, Center for science promotion, together with various educational institutions. M3 gather around 2.000 visitors daily in 15 towns in Serbia, aiming to bring mathematics to common people promoting it as a game and passion. We are happy to announce that our a ... >>



Variety, the premier source of entertainment news since 1905 with its focus on motion pictures industry, published article about 20% tax rebate on local spend, due to take effect this summer in Serbia. This is really big news for Serbian motion pictures production and vfx industry. Crater loves it!Full text articleA 20% tax rebate on local spend, due to take effect this summer, should boost production, with Film Center Serbia estimating annual foreign production spending to rise to $30 million a year.Serbia, a member of Eurimages since 2005, now produces about 20 films a year with up to half being co-productions with neighboring countries and European partners including Austria, Germany, France and Sweden. PFI Studios, just 20 minutes from downtown Belgrade, features nine studios ... >>



Crater is now in production of a new music video for Swedish band Fastwalkers' song Brightest Star. We're about to take this extraterrestrial journey. See you soon...www.fastwalkers.se  ... >>



On the blog The Art of VFX check out this exclusive interview with Petar Jovovic, founder and supervisor of Crater Studio, about work on film Shark Night 3D.www.artofvfx.com ... >>



Serbian national television made a segment about our work on the movie Shark Night 3D. Here is what our artists said about it… ... >>



Crater Studio from Belgrade made special effects for American horror movie Shark Night 3D, directed by David R. Ellis. The movie will hit the theatres on October 6th.www.b92.net ... >>



The movie Shark Night 3D was a big challenge for its makers. The film has great special effects done by a large number of VFX studios. One of them was Crater Studio. Read more by clicking this link:www.postmagazine.com ... >>