Behind the scenes
Shooting this latest commercial for Arnott’s looked a lot like shooting one of the Star Wars prequels – a lonely actress standing in the middle of a sea of bluescreen and not much else!
It was over to Fin’s VFX team to create a surreal fantasy land where the hills are covered as far as the eye can see with, yep.. biscuit flowers! Dreams are like that and as such over one million CG flowers were simulated blowing in a digital breeze, all beautifully backlit by the setting sun.
To fit the boyfriend’s giant head onto a charging CG train, the team treated the actor as a traditional miniature element.
A 10m long dolly track was set up so the camera could sail by our brave thespian, brave because the matte box only missed his jaw by a few inches every take.