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Audemars Piguet - Seek Beyond

The Mill


Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet celebrates its creative freedom in a dreamy film directed by Neels Castillon. Filmed in its native region of the Vallée de Joux (Joux Valley), Audemars Piguet presents its ancestral know-how with poetry.

The invisible road is the central element of the scenario, and we thought long and hard about its representation, its texture, its thickness, its transparency... we decided to adapt the characteristics of the invisible road to each shot to preserve the aesthetics of the film. From a technical point of view, the dancers were shot on ground platforms with a blue-sky background. We then analysed the drone's movement in 3D to be able to give indications on the aerial views and integrate the actors in the sets. Some landscapes were completely redone in 3D, especially the last shots in the sky where we kept the anamorphic shot and worked on the lighting.


VFX Studio : The Mill Paris

Executive Producer: Cécile Hubin
VFX Producer: Cédric Negrel
VFX Coordinator: Ghalia Chammat
Shoot supervision: Franck Lambertz, Jean-Christophe Olivier
VFX Supervisor: Franck Lambertz, Olivier Jarry
Matte Painting: Benjamin Bardou, Sergey Likharyev
FX: Felix Guglielmi
Lighting: Valentin LeSueur
Compositing: Arthur Sayanoff
Generalist: Paul Goubet, Guillaume Hupe
Concept: Nathan Lucas
Flame: Franck Lambertz, Sebastien Kremer
Motion: Olivier Jarry, Yohann Leroy, Jean Christophe Olivier, Agathe Sayegh, Max Loriot, Jean-Yves Parent -Julien Pinot
Colourist: Sébastien Mingam, Nicolas Guibert
Colourist assistant: Loic Lavaux
Editor: Sébastien/ Motion Palace, Chloé Charrier, Cécile Crilout

Director : Neels Castillon
Agency : Publicis Luxe
Production : Psycho
DOP: Arnaud Potier