‘Magical Vegas’ as a title for this animated CGI and live action TV commercial is pretty self-explanatory. It’s Vegas, magically appearing right in your home. We used 3D animation, video footage, and visual effects to make this TVC come to life.
Our film crew captured our actor on set, and from there we took the resulting footage, tracked it, and created 3d assets to place into the scene. After some blood, sweat and tears – just kidding, it was a breeze – we had 3D animations to composite into our footage, and voila! We had some robots building a little casino right in a man’s home – all done with the magic of filming, 3d animated computer graphics, compositing, and our trademark Mann Made Media panache.
Animals are the cutest things ever, and for Kitty Bingo we had an adorable cat and dog play roles in a 3d animation and visual effects advert. Filming an animal isn’t an easy task, and having a cat and a dog on the same set takes things to another level. The best way to handle this was to film them individually on green screen and use the power of visual effects to composite them into the same shots and animate a CGI paw interacting with the dog. The background was also keyed, and all the elements were composited together to create the commercial.
Mann Made Media joined the side of the Cell C Sharks to publicise the mobile service provider becoming the rugby team’s title sponsor in a three-year deal from the beginning of 2014. The two 30-second TVCs centre on illustrating the synergy between the two brands by believing in the power of black and white as it incorporates the colours of both brands by using the tagline “Believe in the power of black and white”.
William Kentridge being interviewed on his production of Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute”. We shot and produced a DVD of the opera, including subtitles for the libretto and behind-the-scenes material such as the interview shown here.
We produced a number of episodes for the inaugural Sun City Million Dollar Poker Tournament in September 2007.