Time Based Arts Jumps the Shark/Buffalo/Rocket for Vodafone

London’s Time Based Arts (founded in 2009 by Flame artists Mike Skrgatic and James Allen) prove once again that big VFX no longer have to come from big shops.

Check the evidence: this ambitious and wonder-filled 90-second adventure created in four months at TBA’s Shoreditch studio for Vodafone directed by Sebastian Strasser at Radical Berlin for agency Jung Von Matt.

Time Based Arts: “Stylistically the director wanted to keep the camera off the tripod and handheld throughout which added to the narrative flow of the spot overall but of course increased the complexity of the VFX shots.

“With each vignette lasting only a short duration, there were enormous amounts of R&D for very short sections. The creature work and full fur on the buffalo for example took many weeks to perfect for the completion of only three shots.”
Client: Vodafone

Agency: Jung Von Matt

Production: Radical Berlin
Director: Sebastian Strasser

VFX: Time Based Arts

Editor: Paul Hardcastle @ Trim

Music: Woodkid “Run boy run”

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