I’ve been a little delinquent in getting a blog post up about this project we’ve been working on, but I figure now is as good a time as any, right? We recently endeavored on a little passion project featuring one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen, the Audi R8. Some of you may recognize it from its flashy cameos in Transformers 2 and Iron Man 2. In the words of our on-set driver, “It looks like a spaceship.” Whattacar!
Initially, like any exciting project, we began with a serious brainstorming session to really get a grasp on the concept. We decided on a visual theme where we integrate live footage of the car that was shot on RED One MX with a more phantasmagoric world that we would create through time-lapse sequences that we shot on a couple of Canon 5D Mark IIs. But first, let’s get a look at this beauty!
So, the first day of principle photography, we took the car out and shot some of the live running shots on the RED camera. In order to get a dramatic, fun look, we used a specialty lens ordered from a friend in Nashville, Brian Murie. He had for us a 2.8 400mm that he sent with a true doubler! As the 1st AC, you can imagine that as we started heading into nighttime I really had my work cut out for me!