As part of the visual effects team I was tasked with the trophy build for the spot. From look development to simulation, animation and compositing. Intercut between live action footage of our star Sasha Banks and gameplay footage.
The early stages were very much to establish the look and feel of the trophy as it built. Most importantly was developing a look that we could animated reliably. A lot of challeng came in finding a balance between something entirely procedural and completely art directable.
After my first conversation with John where we talked of electricty and 3D printing as elements, I created these quick experiments. Grainy and fun, we'd later go on to define things more cleary. Sometimes it's easier to make something and bounce ideas off of than just imagine and hope for the best.
STARRING - SASHA BANKS
CLIENT - ESPN
DIRECTORS - MICHAEL SCIALLIS & MARTIN KHODABAKSHIAN
PRODUCERS - MARTIN KHODABAKSHIAN & AMANDA PASCHAL
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - JACOB ROEN
PRODUCTION AGENCY - META PRODUCTIONS
VFX SUPERVISOR - JOHN CAMERON
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - MICHAEL BOLLACKE
EDITOR - MICHAEL SCIALLIS
COLOUR - TY ROTH @ COMPANY 3
VFX TEAM - OLAF BLOMERUS
MUSIC - NEIL & MATT DE LUCA - FIGURE & GROOVE
SOUND DESIGN - JOHN BARTEL
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