A postproduction house based in Hamburg-Berlin-Düsseldorf: nhb studios. shows the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive "Heimkehr" Comm...
A postproduction house based in Hamburg-Berlin-Düsseldorf: nhb studios. shows the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive "Heimkehr" Commercial. It's collaboration between BBDO, Cobblestone and nhb
The Making ofAs the film moves into its second act, the man sheds his skin, so to say, and reveals that he is in fact, an alien. Digital head-replacement was seamlessly achieved by the vfx team here at nhb.
It was a uniquely creative and interesting collaborative effort to pull it off, no pun intended. The anatomically-correct alien was constructed with sheer magic. A variety of vfx know-hows were implemented to lend integrity to the nature of the film's concept. It was quite an undertaking, but a great exercise in collaborative efforts, and a lot of fun. Technically-speaking, tracking points were utilized on location, 52 to be exact! This afforded us the chance to be spot-on when it came to animating and then seamlessly compositing the head-replacement.
The smart car was also realised using CGI technology. Our CGI-Team in Düsseldorf forged ahead to deliver a photo-realistic rendition of the actual vehicle, much to the client's liking.
For the cinema, we had to take into consideration the overall look of the color-correction of the film. It had to look as if it were nighttime. Skin tones were naturally maintained, but the environment lends dramatic mood to the film
Creditsnhb producer: Yesim Altilar, Tim Tibor
vfx supervisor: Nhat Quang Tran
digital artist: Paul Schicketanz
3D artists: Andreas Petri, Tany Heider, Wolfgang Emmrich,
Markus Penzien, Florian Breg, Jan Niemeier
Christian Wallmeier, Markus Pchalek, Ralf Hietel, Benjamin Jürgens
nhb art department: Carsten Kuhoff, Vitor Hugo Aguiar
colourgrading: Mike Friedland
editing: Thilo Both
nuke: Marcus Ruhmke, Jens Liebscher, Nico Kamenisch
flame: Tobias Horvath, Lars Justinger, Stephan Tietz
sound design: Dennis Beckmann
music composition: Gerret Frerichs, Christof Littmann
agency: BBDO Proximity
director: Robert Nylund
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