HOZIER  MOVEMENT FT. SERGEI POLUNIN

We were asked by the directors Us to lend a hand with a few shots on this promo for Hozier. They had shot a number of motion control passes, showcasing world class ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. We flawlessly combined and tweaked the passes to craft a number of multilayered shots of the performance. 

 

Motion control often initially seems straight forward, as was the case with this film. But once you dig a little deeper, shadows, reflections, motion blur and depth of field can need a little tickle for it to be convincing. This was the case with Movement.


If you ever get a chance, I recommend the 2016 film Dancer by Steven Cantor. It revolves around Sergei and some of the challenges he has overcome. Us put me on to it, and it was gripping.

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Starring: Sergei Polunin

 

Production Comp: Academy Films

Directors: Us

Producer: Tabetha Glass-Jackman

Executive Producer: Leah Joyce

Executive Producer: Sheira Rees-Davies

DOP: Sebastian Wintero 

 

Choreographer: Sergei Polunin 

 

VFX: The Mill

VFX Supervisor: James Mac

2D artist: Amit Kambli

Colour: James Bamford

With thanks to Panavision

 

Editorial: Trim

Editor: Vid Price

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