ROLE: Senior Flame Artist / VFX Compositor
VENDOR: Digital Domain
PRODUCTION CO: Mothership
DIRECTOR: Dael Oates
Director Dael Oates originally shot this spot roughly three years prior to the current work done on it. Due to creative differences, the agency that commissioned it decided to go a different direction. Dael’s vision was never realized.
When Dael joined Digital Domain’s sister company Mothership, he finally had the opportunity to complete the work the way he always intended … hence, his director’s cut.
Dael shot a majority of the spot in camera, stop-motion-style, then enhanced it through editorial techniques.
Having worked with Dael before on 7 Days’ Croissants, I was brought on to enhance the edit, complete the visual effects, and color grade the entire spot.
Most of what you see is what he shot. Everything else was finished in Flame.