Fast forward to 2004.
Guinness time again.
One of the most problematic and challenging projects we've ever attempted.
This has timelapse, shoots, green screen, blue screen, stock footage, 2D animation, 3D animation, stop frame animation and pretty much every trick in the book.
Some interesting nuggets of info:
The eroding rock backgrounds are actually bread baking in our 2D compositors own kitchen, where's he's reversed some footage shot directly from his own oven!
A team of 24 working for three and half months on the VFX.
Lots more info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoitulovE
Here's the Making Of film, that's not been available before. Gives you a good idea of the sort of effort that went into this!http://vimeo.com/31959743
Needless to say, it won the Grand Prix at Cannes :o)