A well-executed job by ‘Capture the flag’

15 September, 2015

‘Capture the flag’ is the last 3D animated feature film developed by the Spanish animation studio LIGHTBOX ENTERTAINMENT. The film has been released this last summer and so far it has drawn more than one million viewers into the theatre. It was August 28 when young Mike Goldwing came into our lives, a brave and determined 12 year old boy whose only intention throughout the film is to reconcile his family.

Just like in any other 3D animated film, it was necessary to process the entire frame sequence as well as all 3D graphics. To achieve this, LIGHTBOX needed a reliable, efficient and economic online rendering provider; and this is where we as a company stepped in, allowing for the complete completion of the project within the established timeframe.

Our online rendering service, completely customized after our customers’ needs, relies on the hundreds and hundreds of CPUs simultaneously working in our data center.

‘Capture the flag’ was a big project, meaning that it required the latest state of the art technology in order to reduce as much as possible both post-production time and rendering costs. The entire process lasted approximately 5 months, and it was supported by HP Blade servers.

Most of the rendering bulk took place in our facilities, which has been nationally and internationally recognized. Our latest recognition has been the DatacenterDynamics EMEA 2014 Innovation in the Micro-Data Center award.

We still have a long way to go. All of the effort being poured into making SummuS a well-known brand within the animation sector started paying off in 2012, when LIGHTBOX ENTERTAIMENT outsourced the 3D reddening of its feature Tad, the Lost Explorer into our data center. The feature earned three Goya awards and also become one of the 10 highest grossing films of all time in Spain.

It was because of this first and satisfactory relationship that the opportunity to collaborate in ‘Capture the flag’ came along, and we are incredibly proud of it.

As kids we all had dreams of becoming an astronaut and make it to the moon? Thanks to ‘Capture the flag’ we have been able to fulfill that dream.

Without a doubt, this has been ‘one small step for Spanish animation and a big one for SummuS Render’.