In 2021, Renault exhibited the new 100% electric Mégane E-Tech at the IAA Mobility show in Munich. Affirmed by Renault Group CEO Luca De Meo, the vehicle highlights Renault’s evolution towards sustainable mobility. For its launch, Renault and its agency Publicis Conseil unveiled the film ‘Pixels’, a parallel between the vehicles of the old world and those of the new world featured by green energy. The film shows that the electric Mégane offers a pleasant driving experience while reducing its carbon footprint and noise emissions.
The film begins with the roar of a red pixelated GTI car, which leaves the residents surprised as it passes by. Everyone seems to be disturbed by the noise, from the little boy who plugs his ears to the woman who closes the windows of her living room to find peace and quiet. At a traffic light, the red pixelated car meets the new Mégane E-tech. As the car passes through the green light, the red car’s pixels dissolve while the Mégane continues on its way in silence. The message is clear: there is no need to make noise to achieve speed performance, driving comfort and thrills. The message is reinforced by the Pachanga Boys’ “Power” music re-orchestrated by Start-Rec.
In collaboration with director Thibaut Grevet (Division), our artists shaped the vehicle’s pixels throughout the film to create a highly graphic impression and support the brand’s message.
“The challenge on this project was to represent the pixels in a realistic environment. We had to find the right visual intention to make the message work, which required a major look development effort. Once this first step was completed we worked on set extensions, restor, color grading, image rendering. As VFX supervisor I managed a multi-disciplinary team: motion design, environment, CG, compositing. At the same time, I met the technical and artistic expectations of the director, the agency's creative team and the production. Teamwork is not just a word, working with the different artists of The Mill is always a pleasure! Each one brings his or her own know-how, talent and expertise and together we create the film step by step, shot by shot. It's exciting!
“A director full of ideas, a very dense shoot in Buenos Aires and its surroundings, a lot of shots to shoot. I took part in the shooting but also in the post-production in The Mill Paris studio, it was a pleasure! Very good memories of shooting with a great team!”