“An impressive team of enthusiasts... creatively gifted, appropriately aggressive. These people change our perceptions on what a studio of computer graphics can and cannot do, as well as the amount of time is really required in order to do everything correctly.”
«Main Road did brilliant work for me on "Wanted", a total number of about 90 shots that all turned out perfectly. Not only was the result great, but also my working relationship with Arman, a true professional in the Moscow VFX community because he communicates well, knows how to manage expectations and how to deliver an excellent product at all times.
It only took one visit with Arman and his team to work on some shots for me to realize that Main Road is set up just like an American VFX house. The interactivity and ability to be creative on the spot was right there and functioning at 100%.
My experience with Main Road as a vendor for "Wanted" was ﬁrst class, and I will absolutely consider them as a VFX provider on any project that I will be involved with in the future».
“We began to collaborate with Main Road|Post in 2009, already on the preliminary stage of working on “Stalingrad”. When the film was already in production, Arman’s team worked on back-to-back concepts. Aside from that, the filming set always had experts from the studio on-location - it was a full immersion into the creative process.
In their work on “Stalingrad”, Main Road|Post worked with stereo materials for the first time, and the result is impressive - a brilliant benchmark.
Attention and accuracy to the smallest details - this is what sets apart Arman’s team in working on images, graphics, and color. This is in reference to the scenes where they turned day into night with color-correction, or when they made fire more intensive by combining the real flames with their digitally simulated counterparts, or where they created a fully computer generated shot with the fall of the German Henkel Bomber. Together with Arman and his team we were able to make a modern film for modern people.
The 3D, the scale of production, and attention to detail - basically all the tools which Main Road|Post flawlessly possesses, has allowed us to tell an emotional story, capable of affecting the modern young audience.
Together we have made a film which has become, without exaggeration, a breakthrough in the developing Russian film industry. We hope that in future we will make more than one collaborative project.”
“Arman is a very talented person, which his been evident from his first steps and first tries. We have been working with him since his first big film “72 Meters”, and I feel that we have an unbreakable bond – we think and speak alike. After that was “Turkish Gambit”, a film in which Arman started to shape himself into an individual, an artist. We both made discoveries, and in our line of work it’s important to find associates, to develop a kindred of spirits. Arman is managerial, responsible, creative, and most importantly he is not scared to make mistakes.
Nothing is made on the first try in computer graphics, you might only see the result at the end. The path of trial and error is always difficult and long, and it’s important to see the end result from the very beginning, and keep the final goal in mind. These qualities help Arman be one of the top experts working on computer graphics in our country.
In the Main Road|Post studio, a lot of time and effort is given to making sure that all the staff have an understanding of the common task.
Yes, there are stars, the best experts in their field, but the final result is thanks to the entire team, the overall picture.
Despite the involvement of if not all then most of the team on a shot, it is important to understand that a viewer won’t know that. They will see the final collaborative work and do not care who made the 3D models or who composited it, which is why the understanding of the common task by all the experts is so important, and Main Road|Post puts an emphasis on this.”