Apologies for not updating our latest jobs, all teams have been flat out every day. But as we just made The Tonight Show in the USA we thought we’d pop one up! We covered the Premiere of the excellent Kong Skull Island in Leicester Square, London for Warner Bros. Using special software hosted remotely we could green screen guests into a virtual Kong scene which they could share instantly. These were immersive wrap around images that when viewed on facebook let you turn the phone around and see the scene move.
If you view the image on facebook it’s far more immersive, have a look here https://www.facebook.com/FullFrameEvents .We were tasked with the whole job, including building the specially designed display stand which had Kong graphics on the outside and a green screen inside. We added a floor so we could photograph the guests full length. The printer used a much darker green than requested, but we knew our software would cope. The whole system is now on tour around various cinemas in the UK with our staff running the whole thing.
So using a HD webcam connected to our super fast Alienware with our unique soft lighting and fast WiFi we started producing the images for the VIP’s and guests who came in whilst the stars were out working the red carpet. It was working really well with guests sharing instantly on our social sharing setup on the iPads. They were delighted with the speed and impressed with the Virtual spin around function on facebook. Then the Amazon servers hosting the software in the USA crashed just as the stars of the movie were arriving! As always we had a backup plan! So as Samuel L Jackson was doing his thing for the photographers, we quickly acivated our own green screen software and wireless Nikon D4S system, switched our ipads to our own sharing system with the same disclaimers and title treatments, and were up and running in time to capture all the guests before the movie started.
So whilst the guests were watching the movie we packed down the whole system and moved it across to the Hotel where the Press Junket was taking place the next day. We were delighted that when Samuel saw the setup he decided he wanted to do a photo bomb selfie with Kong, so we got him setup and got the shot! What we didn’t realise was that he liked it so much he Instagrammed it instantly, with his unique take on titling and an imaginative hashtag! Here’s his post. Brilliant!
The hit counter has gone up a lot since then, search for him on Instagram and add him, you won’t be bored by his posts! . This morning we were sent a shot of the Tonight Show in the USA where Samuel was appearing, (These guys work hard!) We were amazed to see our photograph being discussed, and here’s a photo.