Mercedes X-Class “Follow” Making Of

Hamburg VFX powerhouse Infected reveals the immense amount of love, sweat and fur they put into the making of this spectacular mini-epic for the new Mercedes X-Class luxury pickup.

Managing director Henning Westerwelle: “Infected took care of the whole design, postproduction and VFX process together with a team of over 25 Artists located in Hamburg or sometimes all over the world.

“It was a blast and a joyride to create every single frame for this monster of a commercial with everything finished in 4K.

“Whenever you have the chance to create a monster, CGI rhinos and buffaloes, a superhero, spaceships and a comic character for one project – take it!”
Watch the finished spot:

Client: Mercedes Benz

Agency: Lukas Lindemann Rosinski
Creative Director: Arno Lindemann
Agency Producer: Schouwit Berhe

Production Company: Markenfilm Hamburg
Director: Jan Wentz
DoP: Ekkehart Pollack
Producer: Nicolas Mirbach
Producer Assistant: Daniel Farkas
Editor: Sören Görth

Postproduction & VFX: INFECTED
Producer: Olaia Casal
VFX Producer: Sven Bensemann
VFX Supervisor: Yacoob Essack
3D Supervisor: Francesco Campobasso

Grading: The Mill London

Sound Engineer: Hannes Hönemann
Musik: The Everlasters “Ordinary Tribe”