Swisse Ultivites – Timomatic

This is one of a series of TVCs produced with Powerhouse Productions for Swisse. This set of 4 commercials featured the Australian singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer & choreographer Timomatic. Reel Pictures was responsible for post-work on these Ads which included chroma keying, lights, lasers, atmosphere, Pack shots & Supers.

Timomatic was filmed on a greenscreen set and the entire background was added in post. We have created a breakdown video of the post-production process which can be viewed here. Using the tracking markers we were able to recreate the entire set in 3D space. This way, we could place the laser & stage lights, atmospheric effects and lens flares in actual xyz coordinates. The animation of all of these elements was then consistent & correct as the Ads cut between close-up/roving & wide cameras.

There were a lot of challenges on this project, the biggest one being the Chroma-keys. An actual laser/strobe light was lighting up Timoatic as he was shot on the greenscreen. This helped composite him in the scene, as his body was hit with strobing red, blue & Orange light. Unfortunately one of these colours was the exact same green colour as the background, so every 8 frames or so he would be hit by green light & then half of his body would be keyed out with the background! Repairing this required hand-painted Mattes for most frames which was done by Alf Kuhlmann. Despite the challenges, it was fun project to work on!

Date: April, 2012 Client: Swisse Skills: 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Post Production, Television Commercials