The Mill teamed up with director Max Malkin from Prettybird, along with 72andSunny for the latest Adidas spot ‘One in a Billion’. Watch this fast-paced, energetic film, featuring world-renowned soccer player David Beckham.
The Mill 2D team led by Ilia Mokhtareizadeh worked on numerous invisible effects, clean-up, backgrounds and environments for this film. Due to limited time with David Beckham, the trickiest part of the spot was re-lighting his 2 shots.
The team smooth out the shots with various 2D trickery, giving the soccer star a bold simplicity that allows him to stand out from the live action footage.
Agency: 72andSunny Executive Producer: Kerli Teo Producer: Jenny Jones Creative Directors: Wei Wei Dong, Matthew Carey Group Creative Director: Frank Hahn Writer: Benjamin Wiley Creative Technologist: Timothy Grover Designer: Brandon Mai Chief Production Officer: Tom Dunlap Brand Manager: Brian Kim
Production Company: Prettybird Director: Max Malkin Executive Producers: Kerstin Emhoff, Ali Brown Line Producer: Matt Wersinger Director of Production: Tracy Hauser
Editorial: Lost Planet Editor: Bruce Hermann Edit Assist: Steven San Miguel
VFX & Design
VFX & Design: The Mill Executive Producer: Melanie Wickham Senior Producer: Eliana Carranza-Pitcher Production Coordinator: Ashley Goodwin Shoot Supervisor: Eliza Randall 2D Lead Artist: Ilia Mokhtareizadeh 2D Artists: Vi Nguyen, Andre Vidal, Mikey Smith, Kyle Zemborain Motion Graphics: Laura Nash, Chris Mennuto
Colour: The Mill Executive Producer, Colour: Dee Allen Colour Producer: Natalie Westerfield Colour Coordinator: Evan Bauer Colourist: Mikey Rossiter Colour Assists: Nate Seymour, Elias Nousiopoulos