Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:20:00 GMT
Last week saw the launch of the first phase of the new four-part series of Xbox films to promote the new Xbox Series S. The campaign created by agency Assembly and directed by Fresh Films’ Jonnie Malachi features real life gaming fanatic and comedic actor Asim Chaudhry playing alongside his fellow gamers.
The campaign was shot on eight cameras simultaneously, in four rooms, across two buildings, with players actually communicating via XBox Live to each other.
The UNIT team collaborated with director Jonnie Malachi and the whole Fresh Film crew on these witty spots.
UNIT’s head of colour Denny Cooper kept the grade fairly simple focussing mostly on bringing out the textures and enhancing the atmospheres to compliment the aesthetic and add to the comedy value.
Senior sound designer Chris Southwell delivered the sound mix whilst UNIT’s Fraser Cleland completed the online.
Director Jonnie Malachi commented: "Asim was an incredible collaborator and muse - my brother potentially from the same mother. As I told him '...you’re basically me…just really successful…’' . So I drew a styling look for him that's essentially me when I'm not working and he was bang up for it. Everyone stepped up to the plate to deliver four technically complex films in one day. Four sets had to be fully dressed and lit before we could start shooting, with eight cameras running concurrently on the players. I was communicating with some of them only via Xbox Live as they were in different rooms (or buildings in some cases). It was an intense (back) hair-raising proposition (neither Asim nor I have head hair)…but the results are pretty sweet."view more - Creative
Creative Agency: Assembly
Creative Director: Jamie Cordwell
Creatives: Anuj Shah & Denesh Agnihotri
Executive Producer: Alison Cooper
Producer: Emilie Verlander
Executive Creative Director: Jamie Cordwell
Senior Associate Creative Director: Anuj Shah & Denesh Agnihotri
Production Company: Fresh Film Productions
Director: Jonnie Malachi
Director of Photography: Tom Turley
Producer: Richard Carter-Hounslow
Editor: Matthew Prickett
Post House: UNIT
Colourist: Denny Cooper
Sound Engineer: Chris Southwell
2D: Fraser Cleland, Rob Ellis & Jonathan Box
Online: Fraser Cleland, Rob Ellis & Jonathan Box
Executive Producer: Ian Luxford
Post Producer: Tania De Sousa
Categories: Gaming, Sports and LeisureUNIT Studios, Thu, 03 Jun 2021 14:20:00 GMT