Great BTS on VFX breakdown on the Microsoft Surface spot from motion production studio Cardboard Castle


All in a days work for Cardboard Castle having to either add or take out: all the people in the football stadium, populate the sidelines with extra players, coaches and photographers, remove and add more banners, put in Jumbotron screen graphics, place NFL Seahawks logo to the infield, create rain and add fog, and lots more for one Microsoft commercial spot.

NFL-Surface-breakdown from Cardboard Castle on Vimeo.

Here is our NFL Surface VFX breakdown.

Cardboard Castle was in charge of adding all the people in the stadium.
Populate the sidelines with extra players, coaches as well as photographers.
Remove add banners.
Add Jumbotron graphics
Add Seahawks logo to infield
Add Rain
Add fog
Add photo flashes
List of Credits:
Client: Microsoft
Agency: CMD
Creative Director/Director: John O'Connell
Agency Producer – Alex Dean
Studio: Cardboard Castle
Creative Director: Cooper Johnson
Producer: Alicia Johnson
Production Coordinator – Zen Freese
VFX Advisor: Jay Bills
Lead Compositor: Blain Klitzke
3D Crowd Rig: Brian Smith
3D Crowd Placement: Griffen Snow and Brian Smith
Camera Tracking: Jesse Liebhart
Roto: Jesse Liebhart, Griffen Snow, Demeko Brown, Josh Mackey, Jacob Miller
Live Action:
Production Company – Afterall
EP – Ike Martim
Line Producer – Rian Moore
DP – Kevin Fletcher
VFX Supervisor – Cooper Johnson
VFXS Support: Jay Bills, Griffen Snow
Director of Photography – Kevin Fletcher
Camera Equipment – Koerner Camera
Location – Century Link Field

Music credit:
Artist – Titus 12
Song – Grundy

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