Sometimes I make something for fun that Chris likes or that sparks a better idea and we execute a quick little project together that makes us happy. This is an example of one of those small ideas: When we put together crews to work on video projects, it’s always a mix of new talent and old friends from all different walks of life. One of the best parts of working in production, in my humble opinion, is getting to know the people you’re working with over the next few days or weeks. On set, the c-47 has always been a topic of conversation between crew members and clients alike. As a crew member, you’ve surely heard some piece of folklore pertaining to the c-47, passed from grips to producers and everyone in between over the years. As a client hearing foreign terms for things like stingers, sticks, dead cats and c-47s first result in a raised eyebrow, and (usually) an in-depth explanation. I had made an illustration of a c-47 (clothespin) in a simple 2d style, then (as I’m known to do) I had to figure out how to make this thing move like the real thing. The original idea was a simple […]
Brown Forman rolled out new bottles for two of its brands, Tuaca and Chambord. They tasked their agency, Boxing Clever, to create packaging and collateral for distributors. Boxing Clever turned to Mercury to create videos for the campaign. We brought the bottles to life, along with the lifestyle scenes they accompanied, with over 30 storyboards translated to the screen, including dazzling cross pours at 1,000 frames per second. Mercury shot on both the Phantom Gold and Red One to get gorgeous high-speed footage. Thirsty…is what you’ll be after watching these brand videos.