Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spectral Illusions Completes Work on Hobs Pit

It's been quite a while since our last blog post.  We've been working very hard on a series of projects and our new collection of effects, to be released next month!

The largest project we've been working on has been for Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park in Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK.  We were contacted late last year to do some concept and design work for their newest attraction, Hobs Pit, and ultimately, most of the video and projection effects for the ride.

We started with a previsualization ride-through for reference, using their existing ride track and structure as a guide along with the concept and script provided by the park.

Once the previs was done, we were on to the work of creating the effects.  We shot live action footage for 2 of the effects.

In addition to the the live action shots, there were also 7 fully digital shots including 4 of Hob, the ride's star and resident Evil Miner.  We also assisted in the build of the projected face of Hob for the ride's finale.

It was a great project to be involved with, and the reviews that have been coming in have been glowing, to say the least.  We wish Pleasurewood and Hobs Pit the best of luck, and, if you're in the area, you should check it out, too!

Here is some of the press and reviews of the ride:
A piece on BBC's Look East about the opening of Hobs Pit
Los Angeles Times
Scare Tour UK
Theme Park Tourist
Unofficial Pleasurewood
Coaster Force
Theme UK