Archive for October, 2014

The Making of SSE

The SSE team worked non stop for almost 12 months to bring to life a 100% CG Orangutan.

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Smokestack – A Director of Photography challenge

I recently shot my first short film as a Director of Photography for the 48 hours SCI-FI London Film Festival. The event challenges you to create a sci-fi short over a weekend with the winning films screened at BFI. Teams have 48 hours to script, direct, make and post a three to five minute short following a brief that consists of: the title of the film, a piece of dialogue and a prop. The team was given the title “Smokestack”, the line “He showed me his office and I pretended to be impressed”, and a keyboard without a key as our prop.

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On set for Adidas

The film shows the most recognisable German players from their national team in their own inner “personas” all shot in B&W in a very dramatic and moody fashion with a very fast paced edit.
The players ranged from Ozil as a tribe warrior going through a ritual that involves branding his number on his back using a hot branding iron, following onto seeing Muller as a knight in shining armour on a horse and briefly revealing his “inner” army, to Schweinsteiger’s speed and “animal” strength to finally seeing Neuer replicating himself as several samurais in a field.
These “inner personnas” made a very strong visual film, showing each players skills and “identity” by stylising their own trademarks.

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On set for Pepsi

I had the chance to be VFX Supervisor of the Pepsi NYC Soundcheck spot.  All the back plates were shot on location in NYC.  A first draft of the edit was done so we could shoot the practical hands in the Black Island Studios in London. Afterwards in post we joined these two sets of live action in comp.

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