The Cutty Sark pub runs various events, one of which is a cocktail masterclass with the mixologist landlord, hence the name ‘Cocktails with the Captain’. This short cocktail masterclass features the making of a Rhubarb Fizz on the pub’s picturesque top floor, The Crows Nest. The use of 360 allows you to be transported to the pub, enjoying the views of the River Thames, Canary Wharf and The O2, whilst also being able to closely watch the masterclass from The Captain.
This was one of four videos that I did post production on as part of a wider campaign Visualise produced for BigTop40 and Global Group. Each of the videos featured up and coming artists, in my case Sigrid and HRVY, performing two of their songs in a session style. Direction utilised the full 360 by placing points of interest in the whole space, as well as performance direction to move the artist naturally in the space.
Being involved only at the post production stage of the project, I worked to stitch, cleanup and online the film alongside the direction of Jim Stump. As the project was to launch the new Toyota GR supra car, the deliverables came in two phases: first came the 1:1 teaser video, followed by the full launch 360 video. Shot on the Brownian Motion custom GH5s side by side rig, I was able to stitch using Mistika VR to create the scene.
I delivered multiple variants of the 360 stereoscopic documentary, satisfying demands for UK and US audiences on Oculus Go and Igloo projection dome. The viewer experienced a privileged insight into the life of a brick kiln family in Pakistan and highlighting how BROOKE offer support in caring for their working animals.
The film was a collaboration between the EBRD and Visualise, with Visualise providing VR technical support to the direction and narrative produced by the EBRD. Jonathan Wells, who you may recognise as the presenter in the film, doubled as the director – scripting the narrative and developing the overall story to align with the EBRD’s involvement within construction. The whole film was supported by producer Leslie Zunz who worked closely with the local construction companies in order to gain access to the locations and people, joined on location by sound engineer Phil Wade and myself, VR specialist and camera operator.