After a successful Advertising shoot in Moscow for Chivas I was asked back to shoot a Global Advertising Campaign for Ararat Brandy.
I worked with the Bar Parc production company and TBWA Russia to problem solve and come up with solutions on how to shoot the adverts in just over just 2 days + 1/2 pre light day.
Over 25 people including Production, Agency, Clients, assistants, set designers, food + Drink stylist + post production were on set.
I decided that shooting all the assets separately, bottles and backdrops would give post production better control and the freedom to create the perfect advert. It also allowed me to concentrate on the the bottles outside of the intended environment then add in colour tones and reflections to make sure it all tied in well. All the shots were very technical and needed to be light appropriately to match the light source of the backdrops.
Set 1 included an origin Vista with wooden casket and grapes inside a copper tunnel.
Set 2 was to showcase the blended brandy at different stages.
Set 3 was to show the most mature bottles in bedded into the tree trunk.
Full BTS is now live.