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CG Production For TV and FILM  

Look-Development 

High Detail Asset Creation

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FACTS
 

  • creation of 1689 CGI Shots

  • 138050 rendered frames

  • creation of 64 unique sets

  • 12 customized cars

  • 18 month project duration

  • color and sound extravaganza

TAKEOVER is a feature-lenght action thriller starring multi-hyphenate actor and entertainer Quavo (Atlanta, Black-ish, Wash Me in the River) and Billy Zane (Titanic).

TAKEOVER is directed by Greg Jonkajtys and produced by Trioscope

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FACTS
 
  • creation of 510 CGI Shots

  • creation of 8 unique sets

  • 2 creatures

  • 7 month project duration

  • who draws first?

NIGHT OF THE COOTERS is a western sci-film based

on Howard Waldrop's 1987 sci-fi novel of the same name.

Executive produced by George RR Martin (Game of Thrones creator) directed by and starring Vincent D'Onofrio

(Law and Order Criminal Intent, Daredevil, Hawkeye) and produced by Trioscope.

The film won Best Sci-Fi at the LA Shorts festival and is currently screening at film festivals around the world. 

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FACTS
 
  • unique 70's sci-fi style

  • life boolean modeling technique

  • water needed!

After couple of years in business, we decided it was time to create our own short to demonstrate the creative vision behind CheckpointVFX.

The motivation behind this short film was to showcase different aspects of our creative process, pipeline, story development, designing unique visual concepts and using new tools.

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FACTS
 
  • creation of 2 space ships

  • over 2 billion polygons

  • 116 8k-textures

  • 4 month project duration

  • greeble-mania

"USS Callister" is the first episode of the 4th series of the series Black Mirror. Written by series creator Charlie Brooker and William Bridges and directed by Toby Haynes. It first aired on Netflix, along with the rest of the series four, on 29 th December 2017.

CheckpointVFX was tasked to model and texture both spaceships, the USS Callister and the Valdeck. Both spaceships are modelled and textured in mind to support 4k close-up shots.

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  • creation of 22 vehicles

  • 4k textures

  • 7 month project duration

  • red, like a lobster!

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Combining a mix of real-life stories and fictional interviews, National Geographic's MARS takes viewers on a simulated journey into space, telling the story of the first manned mission to the red planet.

CheckpointVFX was trusted with modeling and texturing a large number of 3D assets for

MARS season 1  & 2.

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FACTS
 
  • creation of CGI for 4 seasons

  • 49 episodes

  • 500+ graphics

  • footprints everywhere!

CheckpointVFX had the opportunity to design and create over 500 graphics for Travel Channel's investigating-adventure series

"Expedition Bigfoot" over the course of

4 seasons with 49 captivating episodes. 

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ABOUT

CHECKPOINTVFX is in business since 2016 and was founded by Andras Kavalecz, a veteran CG Supervisor and CG Artist with over 30 years of experience in visual arts. CHECKPOINTVFX is located in Burlingame, California USA and has contributed to a wide range of projects starting with Asset Creations for National Graphics MARS and LookDevelopment for STRANGER THINGS Season 1. Early 2024 CHECKPOINTVFX has successfully finished 1680 CG Shots for the feature film "TAKEOVER" directed by Greg Jonkaytis and produced by Trioscope Studios.  

CHECKPOINTVFX = 

high-volume shot production  +  full service management

100 % cloud pipeline

rapid team scalability

integrated cloud render pipeline

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CAREERS

We are looking for talented, self-motivated, disciplined and team players. 

VFX

BUSINESS / SALES - PRODUCER -remote-

  • Strong network of contacts within the VFX industry, including VFX studios, production houses and potential clients.

  • Proven track record of successfully developing business within the VFX industry, with a focus on generating new leads, building client relationships, and achieving revenue targets.

  • In-depth understanding of the VFX market, including knowledge of industry trends, key players, and project workflows.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex VFX concepts and value propositions effectively.

  • Strategic mindset and business acumen, with the ability to identify and capitalize on market opportunities, drive growth, and stay ahead of the competition.

  • Willingness to travel to meet with international clients, attend industry events, and explore new business opportunities

  • Proactively engage with clients to identify opportunities for upselling, cross-selling, and expanding project scopes.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

 

ARTIST -remote-

 

We are always in the look out for talent. Whether straight out of school or well seasoned.

(We encourage to show personal work)

 

CHECKPOINTVFX is build around Generalist artists who can take the "ball" and run with it.

* AI - You are NOT welcome!

Candidates should bring the following skills to the race.

  • - modeling (hardsurface, organic) in Maya, Modo, Blender and such

  • - UVing (distortion free, UDIMS)

  • - texturing using Mari or Substance Painter

  • - basic animation experience 

  • - Material / Shader setups

  • - Layout and render setup 

  • - Lighting 

  • - Scene and Render management of shots

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NEWS



April 2024

After several years the new CHECKPOINTVFX website is up and running. Also don't forget to follow us on X and Facebook

March 2024

After 18 month of hard work the CG department wrapped the work on TAKEOVER. Keep an eye out on news all around TAKEOVER.

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