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Shell Pits Man Against Machine in ‘2 Wheels Vs Gravity’

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Rock Hound completes the stunt in record time of 12 hours

Shell Pits Man Against Machine in ‘2 Wheels Vs Gravity’
Smoke & Mirrors’ content agency Rock Hound has created Shell ADVANCE’s latest spot, ‘2 Wheels Vs Gravity’. Echoing the drama of the spot, Rock Hound completed the project in the record time of just 12 hours.
 
Rock Hound producer James McLaughlin says: "Shell ADVANCE, ‘2 Wheels Vs Gravity’ began with a clear vision, a contest between man and machine, a DUCATI Superbike against a skydiver, and so we were able to build our creative approach around this, building a piece of content that was dramatic, exciting and visually stunning. Having Shell ADVANCE as DUCATI’s technical partner provided the perfect foundation for this epic stunt. Bringing this to fruition provided challenge and reward throughout the creative development and production. Shooting this whole spot in 12 hours meant it needed to be storyboarded and planned meticulously in pre-production, with a clear mind towards the finished image. Being part of Smoke & Mirrors allowed us to involve the post production team from the outset and create a streamlined production from creative to delivery.”


 
Crunch Communications Director David Wylie adds: “Working to a specific and clear brief from the Global Shell ADVANCE client, the team at Crunch developed an exciting concept to showcase the role engine lubricant plays in the performance of the DUCATI Superbike. Smoke & Mirrors along with Rock Hound proved to be the ideal partners to bring this concept to life in a credible way, working under tight restrictions and short deadlines. The film’s popularity amongst the Shell ADVANCE and DUCATI community around the world has proven the approach has been a fantastic success.”
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Client

Advertiser: Shell

Brand: Shell ADVANCE

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Mark Horrobin

Flame: Tim Davies, Eldon Snelgrove, Rory Whittle

Post Production Company: Smoke & Mirrors

Producer: Hannah Whitehill

Production Company

Director: Rory McKellar

Executive Producer: Dominic Rixson

Producer: James McLaughlin

Production Company: Rock Hound

Music

Sound Design: Nick Olsouzidis

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Crunch Communications

Genres: Documentary

Categories: Aircraft, Automotive

Tag, Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:29:33 GMT