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.
Starring: Sergei Polunin
Production Comp: Academy Films
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
Editor: Vid Price