Callaway: “Video Game”

ROLE: Senior Nuke Artist / VFX Compositor
VENDOR: Motion Theory
CLIENT: Callaway
DIRECTOR: Bryan Godwin

Professional championship golfer Phil Mickelson stars in this commercial to promote Callaway’s FT-9 driver. In an effort to portray golf from a hipper vantage point, while still demonstrating the intricacies of the new FT-9, the pitched concept was focused on video games.

Phil’s the golfer in the video game, and all the gaming parameters are based on his abilities and accomplishments. When Phil finally swings, the video game transforms into the real Mickelson on a real golf course.

My role in this spot was to work on the transition from video game to reality, 2D warping CG to match live action, as well as performing clean-up and color correction for the grass, trees, and numerous flying insects that orbited Phil.