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Stuff about our production company, Energia Productions Ltd.

CGI Friday – New Iron Sky Signal & Sneak Peek!

September 2nd, 2011 by Janos Honkonen

Hello! If you are into CGI, this will be an interesting day for you, since you will get two in depth peeks into the Iron Sky visual effects. First of all we have just released a new Iron Sky Signal, which is about the guys in Energia Productions cranking out the Iron Sky visual effects – more or less 24/7!

We have also – finally – released the next installment of Iron Sky Sneak Peek, our fan service where the subscribers will get to see how the first five minutes of Iron Sky are being made, starting from the idea and progressing month by month to the final movie. This time you’ll see the second CGI previz of the Moon sequence, where some parts of the CGI are already starting to resemble the end result. If you are not already following the Sneak Peek, now it’s a great time to start – every cent from the subscriptions goes into making the film!

Iron Sky Sneak Peek #10 – The Second CGI Previz

Thanks again for following us and for the support!

Iron Sky is looking for Lightwave artists to join the VFX team

July 18th, 2011 by Samuli Torssonen

We are looking for two skilled Lightwave artists to join the Iron Sky VFX team here in Tampere, Finland.

You should know Lightwave inside and out, being able to model, light and texture as needed.

We want you to start work as soon as possible and be available until the end of November. You will be working as part of a team in our office in the center of Tampere, Finland. We can offer you temporary accommodation and will help you find a place to stay.

We can offer you an interesting project to work on, a highly skilled team (our people worked on Battlestar Galactica, Star Wreck etc.) to work with and a nice salary. Join us and we promise you won’t be bored for the next four months.

If you are interested send your resume and reel (links please, no big files) to

If you have any questions contact Lightwave team leader Kelly ‘Kat’ Myers at

Director’s Diary Attack

June 18th, 2011 by Timo Vuorensola

Lately, the development of Iron Sky has been much more in the hands of Energia, who’s doing the CGI, and I’ve been popping in and out from there, commenting the stuff and admiring the work the guys are creating. To celebrate the beginning of The Crunch – a name I gave to the coming months for the CGI team – we took the team somewhere close to Tampere, by a nice lake and a sauna, and had a good old Finnish-style “saunailta” with everyone. It was a good time to get to know each other a bit better, and yeah, we had one sauna beer. Maybe another one. Who’s counting?

In addition to this, we’ve been travelling a bit with our team – I did a seminar in Bari, Italy; Tero was at EAVE in Sweden, and Pekka had one down in Aarhus. Here’s a small clip I shot in Bari:

And finally, we had a great guest visiting us during the week – Brian Chirls, the guy behind Crowd Controls (and our Demand-system). We had great discussions in making more things together, and also wanted to develop the Demand-system further. Brian enjoyed Finland, I assume. The Finnish “pontikka” (moonshine) did ge a bit under his skin, I think – but then again, it did for all of us. We had a great week, creative and fun – thanks Brian for stopping by!

Director’s Diary: Energize!

May 3rd, 2011 by Timo Vuorensola

We’ve just finished the first editing round of Iron Sky, and have now semi-locked the script, and are waiting for music, sounds and CGI to flow into it’s rightful place. So what better time to grab a cam and go visit Energia in Tampere, the fearless CGI facility working on to create Iron Sky as cool looking as a film about Nazis from the Dark Side of the Moon can ever be!