DB Schenker – “Ocean Freight” Image film

Shooting outdoors in Germany in December can be like a box of cold chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Chances are, you’re not going to like it. We took our chances with DB Schenker and produced two films, for Air and Ocean Freight, during the most festive time of the year. While other people were sipping Glühwein and prepping for the holidays, we were battling the elements in Hamburg’s Waterfront Harbor, shooting. It was cold, dismal and completely overcast. There was only so much we could do in camera. So we fixed it in post. Apart from making the shipping containers fly, we changed an overcast day into an early morning atmosphere, replacing the sky entirely and fiddling with the color to create the perfect illusion. Just goes to show, there is always something you can do to pimp up crappy footage.

final film

breakdown reel