Sinterklaasjournaal 2017Back to Televisie
- DirectorDennis Bots
- Visual effects supervisorsAlbert van Vuure, NVX
- VFX producerMichael Visser
- ModelingMichiel Quist
- SimulationsJohan Boekhoven
- RenderingMarnix Reckman
- Compositing & MattesGiso Spijkerman
- ReleaseNovember 2017, The Netherlands
- Music reel/clipSinterklaasliedjes van vroeger - Zie ginds komt de stoomboot
'Sinterklaas' is a children´s festival, celebrated in The Netherlands and Belgium on December 5th. In November, Sinterklaas starts his journey from Spain by his steamboat called ´Pakjesboot 12´ with many helpers, called ´Zwarte Pieten' (Black Petes). On this boat, they transport many presents for all children who behaved well throughout the year.
‘Het Sinterklaasjournaal’ is a youth TV show (by now a tradition on the Dutch television) that reports Sinterklaas' journey to The Netherlands. In 2017 Pakjesboot 12 had to defy heavy storms and rough seas (which caused the some panic and sleepless nights for the children!)
Planet X was asked to create the steamboat in heavy storms and seas, which resulted in 11 full CG shots. Apart from this, we worked on 40 chroma shots in and around the cabin.