We wanted to derive looks based on each and expand on them to create a video both unique and familiar. We opted for a hybrid shooting style, where one half of the video is colorama-based practical, with the other half contrasting as a narrative sequence.
Our unique approach to the Virtual Production set pieces utilised our proprietary in-house pipeline for colour management and compositing. Since we recorded all of our tracking data during principal photography, we are able to re-engineer virtual locations in the edit, and update our selected shots to fit creative pivots. Doing this also allowed us to create a faux-anamorphic look, perfect for the flickering candles and highlight pops in our Virtual locations!
Alongside our band coverage day, we aimed to shoot across 4 different virtual locations on our second day. Because of the scale and complexity of the story running through ‘Saviour,’ this was only achievable using Virtual Production. We chose to shoot across 3 different locations within our cathedral, and then a completely different exterior location. To achieve this, we also had to manage 4 lighting changes across the day, and reposition our virtual lighting to accommodate our 3-wall studio space.