National Trust / Maverick Slacklines
We just got back from a great shoot in Dorset. We were commissioned earlier in the year by the National Trust’s Purbeck office to showcase their new slackline park at Knoll beach in collaboration with Maverick Slacklines, and really give the location some geographical context.
Just up from the main beach on the Jurassic Coast are Old Harry Rocks, a big part of the landscape that we needed to include. With this in mind we commissioned a drone octocopter to capture some of the natural beauty and really showcase slacklining from a new perspective. The promo will be live in the coming weeks.
It’s been a while coming but the follow up to Project X is here. We went to Sandbanks beach in Poole, Dorset, in beautiful weather at the end of May to shoot with the Maverick team. As part of the two day shoot, we captured a trick line session with some of the UK’s finest at the Sandbanks Beach slackline park. The progression since Project X was clear to see as the guys laid down some huge tricks. We went with a hint of ’80s Tropicana’ in the edit to suit the hot weather and cool atmosphere of the shoot.
We are back in the studio after an awesome two-day shoot with Maverick Slacklines. The perfect opportunity arose with beautiful weather and clear diaries so we packed up the gear and headed to Bournemouth to shoot at the UK’s first dedicated slackline park on Sandbanks beach. Conditions were perfect, everyone was in good form and we even found some spare time to capture a sunset waterline session.
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We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks on Matt’s new experimental science fiction short.
One of the scenes was shot in our chroma studio and the rest on location. Matt is now working his usual crazy shifts on the lengthy post-production process, mixing live action footage with 3d models and motion graphics.
The best part of what has been an interesting shoot had to be experimenting with a huge smoke machine to get the dreamy aesthetic Matt was looking for.
We’ll be posting more updates as the film becomes closer to completion. In the meantime, here’s a scene breakdown and a great example of my ‘acting’ skills.
Matt (our post-production el capitan), has been grafting away for some time on his entry for the annual D&AD awards. This year’s brief was sponsored by Ministry Of Sound. We think it’s a cool piece and we wish him all the best in the competition.
Here’s some words from Matt;
“The aim of the brief was to advertise the club night Saturday Sessions. I used a mixture of 3D and 2D to create the pieces, one of my main aims was trying to develop something that would stand out from your average club poster. I wanted to encapsulate what Ministry Of Sound stands for and what they portray within city nightlife. ”
To see more, head on over to check it out on his website.
It’s already been a year since we formed D2 - A massive thanks to all the support we’ve had from our clients, suppliers and friends.