LEGO – WORLD OF DOTS
To showcase LEGO’s new range we leapt into a colourful world full of creativity and fun with DOTS!
This motion-controlled shoot required hand-operated elements for each scene with the aim of getting it in one take that could be looped.
We designed and built the mechanical set moves and some small props.
HOW WE DID IT
From the beginning, we knew that this would be a technical challenge to achieve in one take. It had to be motion-controlled to get a visually consistent move from room to room. Working from pre-visuals, we were able to determine the exact visual requirements, and more importantly, where we could hide the opening rig mechanism.
What we were making had to work seamlessly with camera move, camera rig, and lighting requirements. With a bit of liaising across departments, we all agreed on the best plan of action; Milo rig, track on the left, boroscope in set lighting from the left and overhead, prop operators on the right, solenoid pneumatic for the door openers.
We designed and built the door openers based on an automatic door mechanism to ensure that they opened and closed symmetrically.
This was a one day shoot so we arrived fully assembled and rehearsed the hand puppeteered elements.