A Mannequin Challenge Done Properly

The first job of the year kicked off well with this great piece for Sotheby's regarding a sale of a little known work by Adam de Coster, the Flemish candlelight painter famous for his stunning nocturnes of Caravaggio-like subjects. 

The VFX team did a wonderful job on seamlessly progressing the camera through the painting onto our live subject and the work they did on creating a still candle flame including smoke.

Camera movement was employed the old fashioned way with a good old steadicam as opposed to shooting on a gimbal. We used a 50mm macro all day and my focus puller did a stirling job in keeping everything sharp even when we were in close and pulling out to a wide. We did a number of oner takes all with varied shots sizes.

A back slap to the guys at Chrome for putting this project together very quickly.

Shot Entirely on Steadicam