Allan Gray "Legend" – behind the scenes

thought i would put up some behind the scenes shots from the making of the new allan gray television commercial, ‘legend’.

here’s the commercial itself:

and here are some pics from behind the scenes.

me and jd

my art director karin ‘the critic’ and jd

awesome tv producer, caz.
prosthetics done by CFX:

we focused on ears, jaw line, new lips and nose. we experimented with half a dozen different prosthetic pieces, styles and techniques before we found the right combination that would look believable. then to compliment the prosthetics we had dental pieces fitted to fill out his mouth and compliment his different ages.

laurel over here in the middle, part of the unbelievable client service team on the job, together with bobbi who is here below with the legend himself:

for all you metal heads the cars we used on the racing track were a P4 Ferrari and a 917 Porsche. worth about 30 million dollars in the real world. and on the left, that’s awesome member of the allan gray client team, annelize and karin, helping frame up for keith.

new york scene off the monitor

quick make-up touch-up during shooting of the lifetime achievement award scene.

shooting the accident scene

director, keith rose gives jd some notes.


there were only two replica 550 RSK Porsche Spiders available to us for use in the accident sequence. the one we ended up using was a right hand drive, which we recreated as a left hand drive by flipping the entire shot, which meant all the decals and number plates had to be put on backwards. there were only 28 or 30 these ever made.

Alistair King and jd discuss the merits of water vs scotch. scotch wins.

8 hours on the side of a highway, ah the glamorous world of advertising.

List of credits:

Allan Gray:
Tracy Hirst – Marketing Manager
Henk Pieterse – Head of Marketing
Annelize Fourie – Marketing Support
Rob Dower– Chief Operating Officer
Johan de Lange – Director Investor Services

King James:
Alistair King – Executive Creative Director
Karin Barry-McCormack – Head of Art
Paige Nick – Copywriter
Caz Friedman – Agency TV Producer

James Barty – Managing Director
Laurel Mader, Bobbi van Sittert – Client Service

Velocity:
Keith Rose – Director
Grant Davies – Producer Velocity
Tristan von Berg – Creative Assistant/head of research
Kerry Rose – production manager
Annelise Bosch – First AD

Ricky Boyd – Editor, Deliverance

Barry Donnelly – Audio and Mix, Waterfront Post

Stefan Nilsson/Theo Crous (Bellville Studios) – Music

Black Ginger:
Marco Raposo de Barbosa – Comp Supervisor
Eddie Addinall – Flame artist
Tracy –Lee Portnoi – head of production
Ashleigh Ryan – Nuke Compositor
Rob Muir – Matte Painter/Compositor
Angelo Collinicos – Compositor
Sean Monovic – 3D tracker
Marc Bloch – Executive Producer



3 responses to “Allan Gray "Legend" – behind the scenes”

  1. DesignGoddess says:

    To the author and the critic and everyone else involved. It is ‘beautiful’. Well done to you all.

  2. I love the ad, so i was pleasantly surprised to come across your site and get some behind the scenes stuff. Thanks.

  3. Paige says:

    hi Damaria, so glad you like it. you can find more behind the scenes pics here if you like:

    http://kingjamesblog.typepad.com/

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