Mack Animation, a leading animation studio and film production company, has announced the completion of its third Flying Theatre film production, Flying over Kazakhstan. This was produced for the Karavansaray Resort project in Kazakhstan.
The company has over 20 years of experience in creating animated feature films as well as attraction media such as 4D films, media for dark rides and Flying Theatre films. It will also shortly be releasing its next feature film, Monster Family 2.
“As a full-service production company, VFX and animation studio, Mack Animation can produce all steps of a Flying Theatre film in house,” says a company spokesperson. “And with every production, the creative and technical team at Mack Animation has been working hard to move the potentials of this fantastic format further into the future. “
A new approach
Because of the global pandemic, Flying over Kazakhstan had to be produced without being able to travel or to do live helicopter filming. Mack Animation rose to this challenge by drawing on its two decades of experience in computer animation, recreating the country’s landscapes and landmarks in 3D computer animation.
This approach also meant that the team could free themselves from the usual limitations of a helicopter flight. So, the film is able to take audiences to high speeds, low to the ground, underwater, and even into a rocket launch at Baikonur and out into space. The result is an exciting experience that also captures the beauty of Kazakhstan.
Mack Animation worked closely with the client, alongside architectural and experiential designer Chris Lange and Brogent Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of media-based attractions. The film lasts for five and a half minutes and includes over 30 iconic landscapes and landmarks, with an accompanying orchestral score.
Further Flying Theatre Film productions are already in pre-production at Mack Animation. Blooloop previously spoke with Michael Mack and Holger Tappe about the company, its ethos, and its creations.