The Car vs Drones film is focused on visualizing the concept of Speed and Agility set within a cinematic battle of superiority between two nimble machines, a Holden Astra and a fleet of custom-designed Quadcopter Drones. Working with Vice and The Creator’s Project from the inception definitely influenced the treatment, lending the aesthetic more to a transparent lab experiment than a hyper-polished film.

From the initial brief, they wanted all the components of the exercise revealed, from the Drone Pilots to the various Technologies on set, exposing the Lighting setups, the Camera rigs and Computer Monitors displaying each machine’s trajectory during the film. They wanted the film to be an entirely honest rendition of the experience the team went through during the filming process; and to the naked eye if a person entered the studio stage everything they would see was captured in the final film..

From a stylistic standpoint, it was a natural choice to infuse Munko’s favorite medium into the equation, the element of Illumination. Light can be interpreted over time as a lateral, striking way to show speed when captured as a long-exposure — it’s the equivalent to a motion path in an animation program, it’s how we can quantify speed and maneuverability in an easily digestible visual representation. So they outfitted every machine in the film with addressable LEDs which allowed them to play with this exciting ingredient of light painting and the ability to manipulate their motion constructs, fully exploring form and composition which paved the way to an array of seductive visuals.

These various techniques of light manipulation positioned this entire exercise more towards an art film than anything else, allowing the dramatic, abstract competition between the drones and the Astra to create a beautiful dance of light, form, color, performance and technology..

Car vs Drones Credit List

AGENCY: VICE

EDITORIAL & CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Royce Akers
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Georgia Field
PRODUCER: Ramona Telecican
PRODUCER: Katy Roberts
HEAD OF ACCOUNT SERVICE: Damien Miller
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Myki Slonim

AGENCY: AJF

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Glenn Dalton
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: George Freckleton

PRODUCTION COMPANY: AIRBAG

DIRECTOR: GMUNK
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Robert Stock
LINE PRODUCER: Kate Merrin
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST: Steven Nicholson
TECH CHREOGRAPHER: Nick Wright
VFX SUPERVISOR: Travis Hogg

PROD. MANAGER: Justine Pitcher
DP: Ed Goldner
1ST AD: Eddie Thorne
CAMERA OPERATOR: Chris Child
1ST AC: Jesse Minter
2ND AC: Michelle Marchant
DATA WRANGLER: Ellery Ryan Jnr
VTR OPERATOR: Michael Gibbs
2ND UNIT DP: Travis Hogg
GAFFER: Con Mancuso
BEST BOY: Antonio Argiro
ELEX: Gene Van Dam
GRIP: Robbie Hansford
GRIP ASST: Jason Hansford
GRIP ASST: Jacko Panagiotou
SFX HAZE: Tim O’Brien
SAFETY OFFICER: Adrian Kortus
WORK EXPERIENCE: Georgia Conheady
WORK EXPERIENCE: Darcy Newton
PRECISION DRIVER: Davin Taylor
BTS DIRECTOR: Alex Watkins
BTS ASSISTANT: Ben Helweg
AERIAL CAMERA OP: Chris Lansell
DRONE PILOT: Sean “Radar” Kane
DRONE ASST: Josh Gray
BTS PHOTOGRAPHER: Mia McDonals
UNIT MGR: Richie Young
CATERING: Fringe Benefit
PRODUCTION ASST: Rob La Terra
PRODUCTION RUNNER: Dyllan Corbett
PRODUCTION RUNNER: Annelise Hickey
PRODUCTION RUNNER: Bridie Connolly

POST FACILITY: AIRBAG

EDITOR: GRAEME PEREIRA
COLORIST: CJ Dobson
MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN: Rohan Rebeiro

DRONE TEAM

DRONE CAPTAIN: Nick Jaffe
DRONE PILOT: Paul Paws
DRONE PILOT: Gavin Nash
DRONE PILOT: Alex Benn
DRONE PILOT: Tony Matulic
DRONE PILOT: Alex Doucas
DRONE PILOT: Dale Pearce
DRONE PILOT: Justin Power
DRONE PILOT: Ben Van Deventer

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