mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett) has just produced and directed a film and photo production for Bentley Motors with agency Connect. (AD Richard Parsons / PM Melanie Tainty)
We spent 12 amazing days on location in Switzerland surrounded by spectacular and dramatic landscape, stunning high-tec interior locations and lots of snow! In these technically and physically challenging environments we were added by superb local production manager Roger Neuburger (Allabout Productions).
The stills part of the project was shot by photographer Graham Thorp. Shooting on the Hasselblad H2 with a P65 back with Hasselblad lenses for beautifully detailed images. Once again working with Graham has been a pleasure and has led to breathtaking results. The photos were a combination of statics and dynamic images. For the dynamic driving images we worked with rig company Move & Shoot and one of their excellent technicians, Peter Creelmann.
For the film shoot we collaborated with French DOP Jean-Babptist Jay and his assistant Xavier Rodriguez who arrived from Paris to join the team. Also joining us from Paris were the camera car and flight head team. Comprising of Olivier Leblanc, Francis Auguy and Patrick Chizallet. With the camera car and equipment supplied by TSF Grip – Paris. A totally professional and exceptionally talented team of guys who worked under extreme conditions at high altitude in the Swiss Alps. For the second day of filming we shot great helicopter footage in one of the high alpine passes with experienced pilot “Capito”, Jürg Wiesmann. Again the team has really pulled out all the stops and we landed with superb footage!
The film material was originated on the RED-MX using Angenieux glass with additional footage captured on the 5D MKII using Canon L prime lenses.
We’ll upload the final photos and film in the near future so check our media gallery in the coming weeks.