Seeing What Has Never Been Seen
FaberCourtial has collaborated on numerous major television documentaries in recent years:
- The Jews - History of a People, Travelling through World History and Die Deutschen I & II [The Germans I & II]
Current productions: Terra X: Wild Planet - cataclysms "Earthquakes" & "Vulcanos"
Today, the image quality in many TV movies is quite impressive thanks to new technical possibilities for electronic image processing. At the same time, CGI and VFX make new forms of exciting TV documentaries possible.
Impressive scenic design, brilliant fire and water effects, enormous mass scenes, or lifelike illustration of historical reconstructions: all of these can be highly controlled and produced relatively cheaply through digital image processing. Historical documentaries, which rely equally on academic precision as well as artistic imagination, are particularly challenging.
Through its demanding work on numerous premium productions, FaberCourtial has become a leading specialist in this field and is positioned not only to integrate standard film effects, but also to understand and efficiently implement the particular objectives of historical documentaries.
For example, we have resurrected ancient Cologne, rendered old Jerusalem imaginable, "filmed" the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, and shown the Roman cohorts' encroachment toward Germania.
Of course technical processes or natural scientific explanations, for example, can also be cinematically depicted at a micro-level.
These projects require numerous technical tools and skills that were once only seen in Hollywood films: highly realistic 3-D animation, digital crowds (crowd replication) or extensive matte paintings.
For your broadcast projects, we support producers and editorial departments with:
- Consulting, planning, and project monitoring before, during, and after shooting
- Creative title design
- 2-D and 3-D map graphics
- Matte painting
- Integration of 3-D elements in film materials (digital compositing, 2-D/3-D tracking, keying, rotoscoping)
- Simulating mass scenes
- 2-D and 3-D animation