Electric Theatre Collective: Freeview “Left Behinds”
Powered by Foreigner’s almighty power ballad “I Want To Know What Love Is,” London VFX house Electric Theatre Collective bring the house down with bang-on performances and perfect integration in Freeview “Left Behinds” directed by Rogue Films’ Sam Brown thru Leo Burnett.
“There are over 40 characters all dancing and lip syncing and each one required a different approach. Each object was scanned, re-modeled, textured and then rigged to create a fully animatable digital puppet.
“The articulation of each character was the real challenge. Rich Thomas, Lead 3D artist, found himself pondering the strangest of things like, just how stiff should a marmot be? He had to ensure our marmot moved like a taxidermied marmot rather than one that was live and kicking.
“The wide shots of our entire merry band were made up of over 40 plates and our Flame team comped together clean back plates, puppetry plates, 3D and 2D animation. Overall, this was a hugely collaborative spot, not only inside ETC towers but with Sam, Leo Burnett and the Freeview clients.”
Agency: Leo Burnett
Producer: Becky O’ Sullivan
Creatives: Mark Franklin & Rob Tenconi
Creative directors: Graham Lakeland, Richard Robinson
ECD: Justin Tindall
Production Company: Rogue Films
Director: Sam Brown
Producer: Kate Hitchings
Editing Company: Final Cut
Editor: James Rosen
Post/VFX: Electric Theatre Collective
Producer: Serena Noorani
Lead Flame Artist: Giles Cheetham
Flame Assist: Bernardo Varela, James Belch
Lead CG: Richard Thomas
CG: James Sindle, Alexis Vallauri, Andy Le Cocq, Jesus Parra Garcia, Martin Aufinger, Claudia Carvahlo, Phinnaeus O’ Connor, Simon Wottge, Eduardo Castells Mateo, Leo Beall, Karen Halliwell, Boris Kossmehl, Annie Rowland, Luping Shi, Aziz Kocanaogullari, Olly Nash
3D Scanning: Plowman Craven
Wrestler Concepts: Bjorn-Erik Aschim @ The Line
Colourist: Aubrey Woodiwiss