In this 60 second spot for Land Rover, a captain and his lady are separated at sea by storm only to be brought together hundreds of years later by man passionate about collecting. The car is the vessel that connects them in the end.
The Mill team created the dramatic 3D ship as well as water simulation in the splashing sea. Battleship shots were enhanced and made more epic and explosions were composited as well. The team worked on the color grade extensively.
"We tried to avoid the usual glossy running footage look for the 'modern day' sequences and instead blended it in more with the historical look, while still keeping the car looking great," said Fergus McCall, Head of Telecine at The Mill.
Senior Compositor and Joint Head of 2D, Gavin Wellsman, added, "It was great to work with Simon again and really try and get as much in camera as possible. Simon gave us great images to work with as a base and was very collaborative when it came to designing our visual effects shots."
Agency: Y&R New York
Producer: Robert Beck
Creative Directors: Nathalie Brown, Rob Rooney
Creatives: Andrew McKechnie, Marc Sobier
Production Company: Imperial Woodpecker
Director: Simon McQuoid
Executive Producer: Charlie Cocuzza
Producer: Mark Hyatt
Director of Photography: Robert Yeoman
Editing Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Ted Guard
VFX & Design
VFX & Design: The Mill
VFX Producer: Camila De Biaggi
Shoot Supervisor: Gavin Wellsman
Creative Director: Gavin Wellsman
2D Artist: Jade Kim
3D Artists: Ruben Vandebroek, Olivier Varteressian