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eyeon Journeys to ‘The Mysterious Island’

eyeon’s Fusion and Dimension software applications helped to drive fantasy to reality for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Press Release from eyeon Software Inc

Toronto, Canada--

The much anticipated sequel to Journey to the Centre of the Earth is being released on the big screen on February 10, 2012. eyeon’s Fusion and Dimension software applications helped to drive the fantasy to reality. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island takes the viewer on an adventurous thrill-ride with Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, and Vanessa Hudgens to an island that houses the remains of the lost city of Atlantis.

Boyd Shermis, Academy Award©-nominated Visual Effects Supervisor on the film, put eyeon’s Fusion to task on this visually stunning effects film. “Another movie coming out wherein I used my Fusion toolbox to temp, analyze, scrutinize, format, and reformat a million images, all in native stereo. Many thanks to my good friend Steve Roberts, of eyeon, and the good folks at Stereotech, who reformatted and remapped tons of footage.”

Soon to be released, eyeon Dimension® is a supercomputing optical flow technology that has been developed to provide stereoscopic 3D studios with a highly-advanced S3D convergence, alignment, and disparity generation science.

“Journey 2 offered us a real world project where we could develop and test Dimension. Dealing with true stereo problems brought out the best in the team to meet the production’s deadline. Thanks to Journey 2, we now know that the new generation of ‘Fix it in Post’ stereo tooling is here.”

~ Steve Roberts, CEO, eyeon Software Inc.

With Journey 2: The Mysterious Island soon to hit theatres, Dimension eloquently surpasses the milestone of proof of concept to production proven.  

About Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

In this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, the new adventure begins when young Sean Anderson (Hutcherson, reprising his role from the first film) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It's a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather, Hank (Johnson), joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is directed by Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore). It is produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, and Charlotte Huggins from a screenplay by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn. Screen story by Richard Outten. Serving as executive producers are Michael Bostick, Evan Turner, Marcus Viscidi, Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, and Michael Disco. David Tattersall (Gulliver's Travels) is the director of photography; Bill Boes (Fantastic Four), the production designer; Denise Wingate (Wedding Crashers), the costume designer; and Academy Award© nominee Boyd Shermis (Poseidon), the visual effects supervisor.

About eyeon Software

eyeon Software Inc. develops applications for the VFX and postproduction communities. eyeon products include Fusion™, an award-winning compositing application used on thousands of feature film and broadcast projects over the past 23 years; Generation® AM, the asset management front end desktop for visual effects, Rotation®, a rotoscoping system, and Dimension®, a suite of tools designed for stereoscopic challenges. Fusion artists have contributed significant work to recent box office successes, such as Star Wars In 3D, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Prometheus, Immortals, Game of Thrones, Anonymous, Captain America, Priest, Sucker Punch, Unknown, The Social Network, Gnomeo & Juliet, Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, Avatar, 2012, Alice in Wonderland, New Moon, , G.I. Joe, X-Men Origins, Twilight, Iron Man, Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D, 9, 300, Spiderman, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Happy Feet, Sin City, and thousands more.

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