Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, the story of “Son Mektup” follows a young Turkish pilot and a nurse who together rescue and attempt to shelter a young orphan boy amidst the chaos of battle.
Project VFX Facts and Details
A total of budgeted 462 VFX shots (excluding online cleanup jobs) were executed and finalised.
95 of the VFX shots were totally CG with no actual footage.
About 150 online cleanup shots were finalised.
A team of 13 VFX artists (7 of which from start to finish and the rest up to 6 months) worked for 7 months prior and 6 months after the principal photography to meet the deadline without any delays.
- British / French fleet of 1915 which consisted of 17 main battleships and numerous mining ships were modeled and textured.
5 airplanes were modeled , rigged and textured.
Gallipoli area was fully modeled (including vegetation) for aerial scenes .
Pre-visualisation (and blocking) was done for all airplane and battleship scenes.
All terrains, clouds and sea were realised with cg to achieve a consistent look and style throughout the film.
All pilots were scanned, modeled and animated for shots that did not need closeup acting.
Fluid simulations were done for all battleship smokes, cannon fires and explosions.
Liquid simulations were done for all ship - water interactions.
Goggles of the pilots from the actual footage were replaced because of unwanted reflections.