Santa Monica, CA (July 24, 2014) - Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider. The two :30 spots, "
Class" and "
Sushi," are now running
online throughout the summer to promote the new Samsung Galaxy S5 with unlimited data from Boost Mobile.
Since Davis' height made it impossible for him to crouch under the student's desk in "Class," Brickyard's VFX team was on set with director, Gentlemen, to shoot Davis in situation with a green screen slide, later reversing the footage so that he appears to be popping up from beneath the desk in the final spot. The Brickyard team, led by Mandy Sorenson, did extensive compositing across both spots as well as head replacements in select shots using performances from alternate takes. Additionally, Brickyard designed and animated the mobile screens in all devices.
"We are huge sports fans at Brickyard and we always love having the opportunity to work with a pro athlete in the VFX arena which made this all the more exciting," said Jeff Blodgett, Executive Producer, Brickyard VFX. "Mandy and the team did a stellar job with this opportunity from Boost, making sure all the elements were shot to ensure that the spots came together seamlessly."
About Brickyard VFX
Brickyard is a digital production studio skilled in high-end visual effects, animation, design and creative development for advertising, feature films and emerging media. With shops in Boston and Santa Monica, Brickyard is artist-centric at the core, fostering a close collaboration of not only artist-to-director but the entire creative team. Within a cozy eclectic production space, Brickyard assembles a customized crew of designers, animators, and compositors for every project. For company information please contact Kirsten with Brickyard VFX Atlantic at (617) 262-3220 or Jeff with Brickyard VFX Pacific at (310) 453-5722, or visit http://www.brickyardvfx.com.
Client: Boost Mobile
Spots: “Sushi” & “Class”
VP, Marketing, Sprint Prepaid Group: Angela Rittgers
Marketing Director, Boost Mobile: Peiti Feng
Creative Director: Anja Duering
Creative Director: Carl Corbitt
Art Director: Malone Roberts
Copywriter: Daniel Chen
Head of Production: Natasha Wellesley
Producer: Tina Diep
Account Director: Sandy Song
Associate Account Director: Paul Kinsella
Production Company: GO FILM
Director of Photography: Nic Restrepo
Executive Producer: Catherine Finkestaedt
VFX & Finishing: Brickyard VFX
Lead VFX Artist: Mandy Sorenson
VFX Artist: Patrick Poulatian
VFX Artist: Nicholas Murillo
On Set VFX Supervisor: Chris Sonia
Executive Producer: Jeff Blodgett
Producer: Linda Jackson
Production Coordinator: Britney Frandsen
Editorial: Cut + Run LA
Editor: Ben McCambridge
Managing Director: Michelle Eskin
Executive Producer: Carr Schilling
Head of Production: Amburr Farls
Audio Mix: Therapy
Audio Engineer: Jeff Fuller