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martin| 06 Oct 2012| 0 comments

We can now reveal our film for the new Bentley Continental GT Speed. Launched at the Paris Motor Show September 2012

Bentley’s new Continental GT Speed coupé is capable of fast lap times, but it’s a real-world supercar, not a track special. Distinctive it may be, but it’s also the latest in a long line of devastatingly fast, smooth and rewarding Bentley grand tourers.

mustard-berlin were commissioned to produce and direct the launch film for the new 2012 Bentley GT Speed. Filming took place in Slovenia and Croatia. The combined film and photo shoot was Directed & produced by mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett). Filmed with the Arri Alexa, Phantom and the Canon 5D MkIII & MKII.

The post production took place in London with Malcolm Crowe onboard again as our star editor. The VFX and retouch were superbly created by The Brewery. The beautiful colour grade was handled by Rushes and the fantastic Simon Grattarola.

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martin| 01 Oct 2012| 0 comments

mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett) has just directed and produced another film and photo production for Bentley Motors with agency Connect
(AD Richard Parsons / PM Melanie Tainty)

The combined film and photography shoot took place in Croatia. We shot in beautiful mountain and coastal locations in the Dalmatian region of Croatia.

Photographer Graham Thorp was commissioned, once again to shoot the stills, assisted by Chris Rands. Graham shot on the  Hasselblad H2 with a Phase One P65 back and a range of Hasselblad lenses. The brief called for dynamic driving shots in different landscape environments. To create the element of speed in the dynamic driving images we worked with a Move & Shoot rig, superbly rigged by David Turnley.

The film shoot was only one day so we had a lot to cram in. We shot a mixture of car to car, grip shots, slider and sticks shots. As we needed to be fast and create a lot of material we shot on 2 small footprint cameras:  Canon 5D MKIII & Canon 5D MKII using Canon L prime lenses, operated by Martin Bennett. These gave us the flexibility to shoot fast and get shots not possible with larger camera setups.

Our superb precision drivers for the duration of the shoot were Tiffany Chittenden & Rob Gray. The local crew were absolutely amazing and worked tirelessly on long shoot days. The stop and go and security team made the closing of roads and the locking down of locations happen without hitch or delay. All of this was co-ordinated by Local Producer Dragan Josipovic “Joss” and our superb Location Manager Žarko Ivković. Both of whom are extremely experienced and made sure that the shoot ran smoothly. I think we now hold the record for the longest roadblock in Croatia!!!

We now move into post-production on both the film and stills. As usual we cant reveal the model of the car at this stage, but as soon as the images & film go live we’ll upload them, so please watch this space…

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martin| 14 May 2012| 0 comments

mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett) have just directed and produced another film and photo production for Bentley Motors with agency Connect
(CD Dennis Wilson / AD Richard Parsons / PM Melanie Tainty) Also in collaboration with Jamie Buckingham, Senior Creative at McCann-Erickson Central.

We were on the road for 2 weeks filming for a launch film and shooting advertising and PR photography of the new vehicle. Starting in Austria we worked our way south taking in beautiful rural locations in Slovenia and finally in Croatia.

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martin| 06 Mar 2012| 0 comments

Launched at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show the New 2012 Bentley Mulsanne. The Mulliner Driving Specification version of the flagship Bentley Mulsanne offers improved driving dynamics care of enhanced sports suspension, and tuned steering. Yet with the same level of refined luxury one would expect from a Bentley. This is a car that makes the joy of driving its central focus. Whether you are behind the wheel or as a passenger, every journey is an event.

“Drive or Be Driven”… “How you arrive is up to you”

mustard-berlin were commissioned to produce and direct the launch film for the new 2012 Bentley Mulsanne. Filming took place in California shooting at locations in downtown LA, Las Vegas and in desert locations east of Vegas. The combined film and photo shoot was Directed & produced by mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett). Filmed with the Arri Alexa and the Canon 5D MkII.

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martin| 01 Feb 2012| 0 comments

Finally were able to show off our launch film for The new Bentley Continental GT V8

Directed & produced by mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett)

This superb new version of the GT V8 was launched at the Detroit Motor Show on (09 01 2012)

mustard-berlin were commissioned to produce and direct a launch film for the exciting new Bentley Continental GT V8. The production was in two stages one in the Swiss Alps and the second in the Scottish Highlands.  Shooting at locations that included St Moritz, Vals Dam, the Albula Pass and the Fluela Pass, Switzerland. In Scotland we filmed in the area of the Kylesku Bridge.

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