commissioned Shy the Sun to create two enchanting and visually exciting
pieces in stereoscopic for the M-Net ‘Believe’ Campaign. Both stories
are aimed at reminding us of the magic that is out there, even in the
strangest of places.
As with the Bakers Biscuit and Ribena
commercials, we were able to indulge in the world of sculptural
miniatures. Shy the Sun strongly believes in the use of man-made
sculptures and sets to deliver a level of depth, detail and organic
asymmetrical realism to the screen that is often more potent than with
purely computer generated imagery. We have found that combining these
two approaches works best for us, and this method really brought life to
these two pieces.
The sets were shot with a Canon 5d mounted on a
robotic motion control arm. After establishing the camera path and
stereo conversion points, we fed the data into a program that we
developed to make the necessary calculations to split the camera path
into two - one left eye and a right eye. A stop motion package was used
to automate the arm and camera movements.
The stereo track path
enabled us shoot as many passes as we needed for blue screen and light
passes, and the computer generated animated characters were added