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The Mill Teams with Tom Hooper For Jaguar's Villainous New Spot



Tom Hiddleston & Nicholas Hoult star in Spark 44's latest ad

The Mill Teams with Tom Hooper For Jaguar's Villainous New Spot

Continuing their collaboration with Spark 44, The Mill and Academy Award winning director Tom Hooper worked to bring the latest instalment of Jaguar’s ‘It’s Good To Be Bad’ campaign to life to advertise the new XE model.

The spot features renowned Hollywood bad guy Tom Hiddleston, who is seen feeding the last remains of predecessor Sir Ben Kingsley to a live jaguar. The ad also stars fellow Brit Nicholas Hoult who’s character mirrors that of Bond’s Q. The Mill’s VFX team added a host of effects in 3D and motion graphics to create a seamless transformation between the F-Type and XE car models. Lead 3D artist Mike Chapman comments, “We really wanted to build on the visual language of ‘The Lab' in this spot, but at the same time accentuate the shared design features between the two cars.  We went through a number of different iterations before settling on the final look for this and also integrated an interactive UI for Nicolas Hoult to play with.

There was only one XE model on set when filming, so we had a number of stand in cars which were made up of F-Types, XJ's and XF's. These all needed to be replace with the XE, in some shots this totalled 8 cars that needed replicating and replacing by our VFX team.”

Full Creative Credits

Agency: Spark 44 

Commissioner / Producer: Michael de Vries 

Agency Creative Director: Martin & John 

Production Company: Smuggler London 

Director: Tom Hooper 

Executive Producer: Molly Pope 

Production Company Producer: Fiona Martin 

Editing Company: Speade 

Editor: Melanie Ann Oliver 

Editors Assistant: Ryan Colligan 

VFX & Design: The Mill 

Executive Producer: Chris Batten 

Producer: Tim Lyall 

Shoot Supervisor: Hitesh Patel 

2D Lead Artist: Andrew 'Barnsley' Wood

3D Lead Artist: Mike Chapman 

2D Artist: Chris Scott, Joe Tang, Carl Norton, Siro Valente, James Pratt, Kristin Hall, Emir Hasham, Fergal Hendrick, Leonardo Costa, James Pratt, Gavin Marler, James Mortner 

3D Artist: Anthony Northman, Adam Darrah, David Hempstead, Fabrice Le Nezet, Matthew Fuller, Vasllis Pazionis, Emeric Meissirei-Marquot, Margaux Huneau 

Matte Painting: Alex Caldow, Aurelien Ronceray 

Motion Graphics: Shaun Leong-Williams, Davide Frusteri 

Colourist: Seamus O’Kane

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Genres: Visual VFX

Categories: Cars, Automotive

Mill London, Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:02:15 GMT