Cool CG commercial: Blacklist’s Tendril
Near-microscopic photorealism, explosive shards, raining crystal droplets, refractive prisms and a miraculous boot feature in Blacklist’s Tendril. Check it out now!
Blacklist’s Tendril flexed every last creative and technical muscle they’ve got for this explosive video display for Nike’s London flagship shop and stores across Europe…
The direct-from-client brief from Nike Amsterdam was to create a visually spectacular brand film for the launch of the newest edition of Nike’s CTR360 midfielder cleat, a boot designed specifically for ball control.
Watch Blacklist’s Tendril
Using prisms and reflective shards to depict the boot harnessing the chaos of a fragmented world, the video shows the cleat as it re-inscribes its environment with control.
Upon receiving the prototypes of the boot in the mail, Toronto-based Tendril recreated it in CG with exhaustive detail, modeling everything down to the last stitch for killer close-ups.
Because the cleat was so detailed, they knew all other elements, like the prism shards, would have to be similarly detailed with carefully placed chromatic separations, scratches and excruciatingly detailed reflections.
Adding to the visuals is music and sound design by John Black, a longtime collaborator of Tendril’s. Black’s accompanying soundtrack further enhances the power and dynamics of the visuals with each scene acting as a movement building up to the final crescendo and resolve.
We’ll bring you more on this commercial in the Projects section of 3D World soon.
on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am under Commercial, Showcase.
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