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Infiniti Temporal

Practical effects designed for Infiniti, directed by GMUNK.


INFINITI - TEMPORAL

I was brought on board by the master of mood, Mr. GMUNK, to craft some practical effects for the launch of the NFINITI QX50 model.  72andSunny came to GMUNK wanting to explore the growing relationship between humans and technology.  They asked him to create a series of films that focus on the relentless cycle of man pushing machine—and machine pushing man.  The piece echoes the words of media theorist Marshall McLuhan, “All media are extensions of some human faculty - psychic or physical.”   The machines we dream up become extensions of not only our limbs, but also our minds.

I worked with a practical FX second unit on stage while GMUNK handled the core shots of the film.  Our special FX unit consisted of the talented production designer Philip Messina, which brought a massive bag of props for us to experiment with.  We also had the master laser blaster Adam Labay firing his future weapons on stage to get some intense photon madness.  The Infiniti Temporal edit is a montage of our favorite FX moments from the shoot, set to a score by Enternull

Role: Practical Wizard, Sound Design
Client: Nissan - Infiniti
Agency: 72andSunny
Created: 2018



Material Tests

During the pitch phase of this project, I experimented with several materials and lasers.  Acrylic tubes, spider web fabrics and mylar all reacted to laser light in unique ways.  These tests allowed us to plan larger builds on stage.  For the MRI scans we referenced a set up I from The Game Awards 2017.

 

CREDITS

Director: GMUNK   
Managing Partner: Oliver Fuselier  
Executive Producer: Brad Johns  
Head of Production: Amy DeLossa  
Line Producer: Lee Trask  
Prod. Supervisor: Melissa Jacobs  
Asst. Prod. Supervisor: Manar Humidan  
Asst. Prod. Supervisor: Stacy Bergstein  
1st AD: Ryan Lippert  
2nd AD: Erik Marshall  
Director of Photography: Chris Probst  
1st AC: Niranjan Martin  
1st AC B Unit: Bradley Rochlitzer  
2nd AC: Jeremy Cannon  
Practical Wizardry: Peter Clark
Production Designer: Philip Messina  
Asst. Art Director: Paul Richards  
Propmaster: Chris Wright  
Asst. Propmaster: Curtis Harrison
DIT: Jesse Tyler   
Crane Tech: Nazariy Hatak  
Crane Tech/Driver: Brian love  
Head Tech: Jay Sheveck   
Gaffer:  Spencer Scranton  
Best Boy Electric: Anthony Najem  
Electric: Armen Gurdzhyan  
Electric: Brandon Alperin  
Electric: Mike Mauceri  
Fisher Light Tech: Vincent O’Carroll  
Fisher Light Tech: Fernando Espiritusanto  
Key Grip: Eric Budlong  
Best Boy Grip: Brian Deutsch  
Grip: Kaiyoti Pesente  
Grip: Jim Wickman  
Grip / Driver: Mike Mull  
Hyphenate: Alfonso 'Ponch' Arellano  
Scenic: Max King  
Key Costumer: Julie Block   
2nd Costumer: Dana Peterson  
 

 

 

 Practical FX Editor: Peter Clark
Practical FX Music: Enternull
Key Make-Up: Keiko Wedding   
2nd Make-Up: Haruyo Sawada  
Gang Boss: Rob Harper  
Craft Service: Paloma Aguirre  
Stage Manager: Richard Gray  
VTR: Adrian Delgado  
Script Supervisor: Debbie Wright  
Manicurest: Thao Nguyen  
Projector Project Manager: Adam Sivertsen  
Projectionist: Christian Shen  
Projectionist: Kenny Miller  
AV Tech: Asa Borquist  
Laser Tech: Adam LaBay   
Turntable Tech: Andrew McCown  
Turntable Tech: Juan Sylvestre  
Editor: Graham Chisholm  
Sr.Producer: Rebecca Jameson    
VFX Supervisor: Kevin Lau  
Female Driver: Ashlynn Yennie
Male Driver: Edward Verdugo
Vitruvian Man: Nick Denbeigh  

Client
Head of Global Marketing: Melissa Bell  
Head of GLBL. Mktg. Campaigns: Sophia Formosa  
Manager, Global Marketing: Stewart Sze To  
Senior Analyst: Shanshan Li  

Agency – 72andSunny
Producer: Elizabeth Corsini  
Creative Director: Sean Matthews  
Creative Director: JC Abbruzzi  
Designer: Gideon Gillard  
Writer: Cory Conrad  
Creative Director: Nate Virnig  
Group Production Director: Angelo Mazzamuto  
Group Creative Director: Gui Borchert