The Animals // Leo Lion
How cute can a Lion be? Super cute! Creating a realistic Lion is quite the task. However giving him a friendly character that doesn't feel menacing yet still realistic and cute, all that while fitting him inside driving a car - that's a whole other challenge.
The Animals // Gabi Giraffe
How do you fit a giraffe inside a car? You can’t, and that's why we did it! After a lot of stretching, yoga and treats, the team managed to fit her smoothly into the car. She fit so well inside the car that Gaby became one of the fan favourites and was tasked to gift a windflower to the kid. The kid was all smiles as she took the flower from our Giraffe and we were too!
The Animals // Rudy Racoon
Small yet feisty, thats how we envisioned Rudy and thats how he turned out. Bursting of energy he was the counterpart to the relaxed grownups in the front seat.
Planning and directing the shoot for the real life portions of the TV commercial was also on our plate. So we went out to find just the perfect spot, shot all the plates, did a LIDAR scan and brought home some HDRIs. As we could only have the intersection locked off for traffic for a very short amount of time the decision was taken to only shoot backplates on location and do all the talent filming in a studio. So the final comping was kinda ambitious but having all the time you need to shoot, especially with kids in the film, was quite worth it.
Client: ADAC Autoversicherung AG
Liane Schminke, Verena Düpjan
Agency: Sassenbach GmbH
Beratung: Nicole Strigl, Veronika Haas
Konzeption: Frank Weitzenbauer, Hans Neubert, Katharina Metze
CGI by Aixsponza
Producer: Julian Fischer
Creative Direction: Leo Akinbiyi
Team: Jens Kindler, Simon Breithofer, Dominik Högn, Phil Amelung, Can Erduman, Sebastian Pfeiffer, Sebastiao Lopes, Christoph Schinko, Glen Johnson, Martin Schropp, Christian Stanzel, Tobias Müller, David Bobichon
Color Correction: Florian Wolf
Photoshop Artist: Tobias Winkler
Sound by m-sound studios: Robert Miller
Producer: Marion Biefled, Manon Lichtenberg
Direction: Leo Akinbiyi
Drone Operator: Marius Vogl, Air-Bavarian GmbH
DoP: Joe Fröhlich
Kameraassistent: Max Leitmeier
2. Kameraassistent Justus Engelhard
Oberbeleuchter: Thorsten Baier
Beleuchter: Benedikt Haas
Maske: Ilka Mäklenburg
Styling: Maya Köbeli
Darstellerin Kind: Frida Obermeier
Darstellerin Mutter: Frederike Sipp