A man dancing down a pedestrian street with trees and plants to the side. There are people walking on the street behind him.

The Collector - Leon's Night Out

For the third film in the Sky Collector campaign which is all centered around music and dancing, the team added the finishing touches that added this film’s collector into several more entertainment properties.

Concept Design
On Set Vis
Effects Simulation
Previsualisation Supervisor
Animation Supervisor
Visual Effects Supervisor
a person happily dancing on a rooftop. it is dusk

Led again by VFX Supervisor Chris Redding, the team’s work on this film in the campaign included adding a number of CG objects throughout as well as recreating a Hollywood backdrop as Leon, the titular collector danced this way through the film’s properties. 

As he makes his Strictly Come Dancing debut, Leon’s accompanied by CG score signs and the iconic glitterball which is whipped out of the scene by the campaign’s portal which also appears in a Spotify recording session as a number of instruments disappear. ​

The biggest scene-matching work that the team needed to do was creating a DMP of the view from the Hollywood hills as Leon joins in, dancing with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in a La La Land sequence. The look and the aesthetics for scenes throuhgout were matched by a grade by Simon Bourne. ​


Emma Cook
VFX Supervisor
Chris Redding
CG Supervisor
Beau Garcia
Compositing Supervisor
Suzanne Jandu
George Palcut, Lester Brown, Raphael Beyaert
Gerard Dunleavy
FX Artists
Joachim Henriksen, Christopher Puchta, Phillip Child
Finella Fan, Richard Thomas
Jason Farrow
Simon Bourne
Production Assistants
Chloe Dunn, Katie Sharpe
Production Co-ordinator
Mia Price
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