With borders closed and travel impossible, the previous reliance on live-action production in most areas will not happen for some time. However, the lack of physical interaction doesn’t necessarily mean there are zero options to still create something impactful.
As a company, we’ve consistently prided ourselves in our ability to offer creative solutions to any problem. A global pandemic is no exception. We’ve always been adept at being scrappy while still delivering work that exceeds expectations. Having the capacity to combine LIVE-ACTION PRODUCTION, TABLETOP, EDITORIAL, ANIMATION, and VFX under one roof has been in our wheelhouse for a long-time.
As always, Health and Safety for all of you first. Being mindful of these realities, we’ve laid out some different approaches to embrace the new rules without hindering the creative process. We are happy to provide creative solutions in any way we can.
‘Social Distancing’ Approaches To Consider
There are a number of countries outside the US allowing filming to go on as usual. With a roster of GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE TALENT, our directors are based all over the world and can provide a range of production options without travel. This provides the opportunity to take advantage of larger crews for some bigger ideas while supervising entirely remotely. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF POSSIBILITIES.
Based in Denmark, director MIKKEL BLAABJERG, recently shot a pretty epic commercial during the pandemic.
Minimal to no Crew / or Directing Remotely
Most of our directors have the ability to shoot from the safety of their home with a range of cameras and packaging with one of our editors allows the entire job to be handled remotely.
From director João Marques, this spot for client Limiano was recently directed remotely and with the use of iPhones and Zoom. João, a former drummer, even makes an appearance in the spot. This is one of many examples of ways in which ideas can be executed creatively, quickly, and efficiently.
Using live-streaming for our client sessions, allows everyone to work safely from anywhere in the world. This provides our editors and affiliates the ability to seamlessly collaborate between offline, graphics, finish and mix.
Repurposing, re-cutting, UGC, and VFX gives you the opportunity to create new spots without the burden of production.
With his own studio, Tabletop director Mario Gomez is a self-contained shooter of any kind of food or product. with complete remote capabilities. His macro camerawork is art. See for yourself.
Sanitized Camera Kits
With access to Camera-kits in most areas of the country, Cameras, lights & mics can be dropped at talent’s home for easy plug and play shooting while being monitored and controlled entirely remotely.
UGC (the new catch-phrase) & Stock
Another example of a spot we recently completed celebrates the idea that great work can still happen from home. With tremendous resources and remote editing, finishing, VO recording, and some after-effects, we were able to quickly put this spot together, considering the urgency to get the message out.
How amazing would it be to have a two-time academy award-nominated director and animator execute your idea? Considered the king of indie animation, Bill Plympton would be a great option for those seeking alternatives to live-action.
While much of the industry is working at home, CG work can be used to create any location you can imagine.
Utilizing our relationship with La Posta VFX, every element of an entire campaign can be created entirely with VFX. Check out their exceptional work.