Commercial as a Brandfighters viral contest entry. The crew was comprised of me, Joep Veldhuis, Sebas Nouwen. Sas did all the carton cutouts, Ellen played. Eva did the lighting. We shot the greenscreen footage at our studio in the Puddingstudio.
Below is a version with the animated storyboard. Timing’s a bit off I Wanted to try something new, so inspired by Carlos Lascano came up with a semi 3D environment in After Effects for a dream sequence.
Commercial as a Brandfighters viral contest entry. Product: Heineken. The fridge – Fritsie the Fridge from the successful commercials – was stock footage, processed in After Effects. Took a few shots at the Zoo in Emmen while visiting there anyways. I saw a resemblance between how Fritsie and the penguins walked. This is the result of seeking and tweaking some shots. I like.
The title is a reference to the Pixar short by the same … title.
Commercial for Husk, a student travel agency that offers low budget travel. Created as a viral entry for another Brandfighters competition. Created with long time co-filmmaker Sebas Nouwen in one day. Shot on Canon 550D, on a roof somewhere above the V&D at the Grote Markt in Groningen at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, no sunblock. One of Sebas’ students, Erik, was good enough to play along.
Please check out my brilliant storyboard that Sebas used for the storyboard comparison below. We should really have taken more time doing these. Smiley. Fun clip.
This little thingy was created as an entry for brandfighters.com. The crew was comprised of Frank Boxman, Joep Veldhuis, Sebas Nouwen, and cast Thomas Mook and Lotte Taminiau.
It was a baptism of fire for my Canon HG10 and its DOF-adapter. Great to work with actors and dialogue again, and a lot of stuff to take into account next time, when hopefully the DOF-rig is finished and I’ll have more – and more sensitive – lenses as well as a bigger screen for focussing.
I had to film this upside down and mirrored on a small LCD screen, and we didn’t have enough light. It was fun to do this guerrilla-style, effects and all. I wonder what will happen next time.
You could say it’s a little story of fiction, about time travel, sort of. There is more material that ended up one the virtual cutting room floor. Maybe some day, when I’m 80 and in a resthome, I’ll put it all together as one story with appropriate timing. This had to be no longer.
As for the rest of the process, this film is choke-full of visual effects, all done in After Effects. Even the computer screen has fake distortion to match the other shots. Hollar if you need some details as to the visual effects.
The most fun was adding practical effects to sell the effects in postproduction: a leaf blower and a bottle on a string attached to a PVC tube.
Another collaboration with Joep and Sebas. The best entry we did for the Brandfighters competitions, creating viral commercials.
I had just become a dad so I actually had a lot less to do with this one than other ones, although I like to think that I did influence it a lot. The cool shots aren’t mine, nor were the chicks, but the Canon HG10, the car, the startup cables (from my neighbors) were. Most of all, I gave some sound script advice, I think – pat on my shoulder – but I’m curious to see the extended version. Love the soundtrack.