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Not To Scale & Chris Curtis Launch Rock & Roll Mixed Media Film for Audi

Not To Scale, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Chris Curtis completes his trilogy for Audi

Not To Scale & Chris Curtis Launch Rock & Roll Mixed Media Film for Audi

The brief “How would you describe yourself in one sentence?” was the starting point for Audi’s “Everything Else is Plan B” campaign. Having already directed two films for Audi using live action/motion graphics  - “Audi Driver” and the high end CG/Live Action “Audi Dominoes” - this was a perfect chance for Chris to complete the style trilogy using Audi’s distinctive monochrome worlds, but with a much more layered, live-action approach. 

Commissioned via Ingelstadt, Audi's home, the films visualise the two worlds of 'Lena' and 'Josh', shot on location in Berlin and green screen studios in Hamburg. The films jump for a moment into each character's main motivation - their 'Plan A' in life - while giving glimpses into their inner thoughts and passions. This creates an enthralling vignette inside the mind of each character and what makes them driven and focused - a visual metaphor for Audi. The car was never actually on location and was placed in later by Not To Scale artists in post production along with all design and animation.

“It was great how far we had pushed the boundaries in Audi "Dominoes" graphic car sequences, so this time I wanted to take things even further with the car 'reveal' reflecting Audi's bold brand in a way that people hadn’t seen before. And so I devised the 360 whip spin move (filmed using a state of the art tape dolly around the A1 and actors), which created a graphic and beautiful view of the car from all angles. This then became a motif throughout the film with a circling camera creating a sense of energy, spinning so fast it created a wagon wheel effect, capturing their youthful goals,” said Chris Curtis, Director. 


2D Animator: Maki Yokishura

Creative Agency

Art Director: Michael Ploj

Account Director: Constanze Strothmann

Producer: Axel Leyck

Creative Agency: Philipp und Keuntje GmbH


Editor: James Forbes-Robertson @ The Whitehouse

Post Production / VFX

Roto: Alexander David, David Robinson

Compositors: Til Strobl, Abigail Scollay

Compositor: Melanie Krein, Jesse Richards

Colourist: Dado Valentic, James Littlemore

Production Company

Production Company: Not To Scale

Producer: Fabian Wacht

Executive Producer: Dan O'Rourk, Fabian Heine

Director: Chris Curtis

Art Director : Tim Marrs

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: In-camera effects