Spirals made from beer
Director and d.o.p. Ronald Koezier asked us to physically make spirals of beer. The parameters for this shot were very tight. The spirals had to be tight, with considerable volume, without expanding outwards too much. We were filming using the Bolt motion control system of Alex de Heus. This involves us in very accurate timing of our special-effects with the movement of the Bolt.
FA splash in Cape Town
TEMPO MEDIA in Hamburg asked us to work on this FA shoot. The shoot would be on location in South Africa. Therefore we had to adapt our technique. We needed a very specific kind of splash for the packshot. Originally we needed a splash which would “invisibly” come from behind and actually interact with the packs, so we set about building a very strong catapult to throw our water. Eventually it was decided to avoid interaction with the packs so that they would be able to change the packs in post-production, showing the whole FA range. We decided to make the splash as a “plate” to matt in later.