The Doom of the Van ImhoffBack to Televisie
- DirectorKees Schaap, Foeke de Koe
- ProducerEpisode One
Anja van Oostrum, Joanna de Becker
- Visual effects supervisorDennis Kleyn, NVX
- Lead compositingRoel Meijering
- 3D modelling, animationRuben Vroman
- Ass. compositingTimo Drent
- Inhouse VFX coordinationViolette Kleyn
- ReleaseDecember 2017, The Netherlands
- Running time3 x 50 min.
- D.O.P.Dennis Wielaert
- EditorFloor Rodenburg, NCE
- GradingXandra ter Horst, Loods, Lux & Lumen
- Music reel/clipAd van Dongen, Big Orange
Planet X recreated a fully digital CG 'Van Imhoff' ship for the 3-part documentary series 'The Doom of the Van Imhoff' and added numerous details to the historical re-enactments.
'The Doom of the Van Imhoff' deals with a horrible shipping disaster and a mysterious cover-up. In 1942, a ship holding German civilian prisoners is sunk near Sumatra, present-day Indonesia. The Dutch crew saves itself, but leaves the 477 Germans to drown. 65 people survive and take control of the Dutch East Indies island Nias.
Two decades later, in 1965, a VARA journalist wants to broadcast a report about what happened. But the VARA, at the advice of the Dutch government, forbids him to do so. For this series we have been looking for relatives of both perpetrators and victims, and together with them we will reconstruct what really happened.
The trailer for 'The Doom of the Van Imhoff'
Footage shot on the Dutch IJsselmeer was altered by adding a full 3D CG Van Imhoff ship while occasional unwanted objects on the horizon were removed.
From storyboard to final shot.
(Storyboard: Joscha van Deijk)