Cedar Fair
HangTime
Director Carbon
Agency Cramer-Krasselt

Case Study

Cedar Fair – Hardware

Carbon once again teams up with Cramer Krasselt to design, direct and produce four more cgi films to promote the awesome new Cedar Fair coasters: HangTime, Steel Vengeance, Rail Blazer, and Twisted Timbers. We had the chance to mobilize a ‘tri-coastal’ team of super-skilled artists in our Chicago, Los Angeles and New York studios.

Styleframes





In the early development stage, our style frames pushed these films into a more graphic space, even incorporating 2d animated elements to enhance the 3d action. The rest of the magic was achieved through a combination of digital matte painting, detailed sculpting, complex simulations and effects, all brought together by our fantastic Nuke compositing and color team.

Process






The resulting 4 films are an adrenaline-fueled race through desert landscapes, twisting canyons, enchanted orchards and the crashing waves of the Californian coast.