TANQ and Bunker collaborated to create this dramatic and cinematic spot for USMC. Director Warren Fischer brought the big screen impact and turned to New York’s TANQ to supply feature film quality visual effects.
The money shot in ‘The Corner’ is a camera move that begins behind the marine wearing his dress uniform in a suburban neighborhood. The camera tracks around him and ends with the marine in full MARPAT uniform directing humanitarian aid operations in a remote corner of the world. The transition is seamlessly fluid and effortless, in contrast to the many days of preparation and hard work required from the team at TANQ to pull it off.
When work began in post, the first and most grueling step was a full roto-scope of the marine in both locations. To make the transition perfect the marine was re-comped onto a digital combination of both locations as a background. This allowed for subtle repositioning against the background so that when the plates combined there was no change in the marine’s position. “It was an incredibly detailed roto – particularly the MARPAT uniform shot- there are so many tiny buckles and clips and bits of gear that all need to be isolated and tracked. But the end result is worth all the hard work. With the Osprey flying overhead and the other marines in the background it feels like a movie.”
TANQ’s work included pre-vis, on-location shoot supervision, final conform and visual effects.