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