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martin| 01 Oct 2012| 0 comments

mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett) has just directed and produced another film and photo production for Bentley Motors with agency Connect
(AD Richard Parsons / PM Melanie Tainty)

The combined film and photography shoot took place in Croatia. We shot in beautiful mountain and coastal locations in the Dalmatian region of Croatia.

Photographer Graham Thorp was commissioned, once again to shoot the stills, assisted by Chris Rands. Graham shot on the  Hasselblad H2 with a Phase One P65 back and a range of Hasselblad lenses. The brief called for dynamic driving shots in different landscape environments. To create the element of speed in the dynamic driving images we worked with a Move & Shoot rig, superbly rigged by David Turnley.

The film shoot was only one day so we had a lot to cram in. We shot a mixture of car to car, grip shots, slider and sticks shots. As we needed to be fast and create a lot of material we shot on 2 small footprint cameras:  Canon 5D MKIII & Canon 5D MKII using Canon L prime lenses, operated by Martin Bennett. These gave us the flexibility to shoot fast and get shots not possible with larger camera setups.

Our superb precision drivers for the duration of the shoot were Tiffany Chittenden & Rob Gray. The local crew were absolutely amazing and worked tirelessly on long shoot days. The stop and go and security team made the closing of roads and the locking down of locations happen without hitch or delay. All of this was co-ordinated by Local Producer Dragan Josipovic “Joss” and our superb Location Manager Žarko Ivković. Both of whom are extremely experienced and made sure that the shoot ran smoothly. I think we now hold the record for the longest roadblock in Croatia!!!

We now move into post-production on both the film and stills. As usual we cant reveal the model of the car at this stage, but as soon as the images & film go live we’ll upload them, so please watch this space…

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martin| 04 Jul 2012| 0 comments

New Continental GT Speed

The name says it all. And from your first glimpse of the fastest, most powerful two-door coupé that Bentley makes, you know it’s the perfect description. With 21″ wheels and lowered suspension, darkened grille and front bumper intakes glinting in the light, the Continental GT Speed makes no secret of its intent. If you love to drive far and fast, if the exhilaration of a 625PS, 800Nm engine and eight-speed close-ratio transmission makes your heart race, this is your car.

We can now reveal that mustard-berlin produced the recent photographic shoot for the New Continental GT Speed with photographer Graham Thorp, agency Connect, for Bentley Motors. Shot over 14 days on location in Austria and Slovenia. The photo shoot with Graham was part of a larger film and PR photography shoot that also took in locations in Croatia.

Some of the beautiful photographs are now live on the Bentley website and here on our blog, in our portfolio

Coming soon! The launch film for the New 2012 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Directed and produced by mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett)

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martin| 14 May 2012| 0 comments

mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett) have just directed and produced another film and photo production for Bentley Motors with agency Connect
(CD Dennis Wilson / AD Richard Parsons / PM Melanie Tainty) Also in collaboration with Jamie Buckingham, Senior Creative at McCann-Erickson Central.

We were on the road for 2 weeks filming for a launch film and shooting advertising and PR photography of the new vehicle. Starting in Austria we worked our way south taking in beautiful rural locations in Slovenia and finally in Croatia.

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martin| 06 Mar 2012| 0 comments

Launched at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show the New 2012 Bentley Mulsanne. The Mulliner Driving Specification version of the flagship Bentley Mulsanne offers improved driving dynamics care of enhanced sports suspension, and tuned steering. Yet with the same level of refined luxury one would expect from a Bentley. This is a car that makes the joy of driving its central focus. Whether you are behind the wheel or as a passenger, every journey is an event.

“Drive or Be Driven”… “How you arrive is up to you”

mustard-berlin were commissioned to produce and direct the launch film for the new 2012 Bentley Mulsanne. Filming took place in California shooting at locations in downtown LA, Las Vegas and in desert locations east of Vegas. The combined film and photo shoot was Directed & produced by mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett). Filmed with the Arri Alexa and the Canon 5D MkII.

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martin| 28 Feb 2012| 0 comments

Launched this week at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show, the New 2012 Bentley Mulsanne.
As a result we can now reveal that mustard-berlin produced the photographic shoot for photographer Graham Thorp, agency Connect and Bentley Motors. Shot on location in California taking in locations in Downtown LA as well as Sunset Boulevard. Then out into the stunning countryside North of Santa Barbara, on to San Luis Obispo, then Lake Tahoe and finally Mammoth. The Photo shoot with Graham was part of a larger film and PR photography shoot. Shot over the course of 16 days.

Some of the photos are now live on the Bentley website and here in our portfolio. More will follow.

Coming soon! The launch film for the New 2012 Bentley Mulsanne – Directed and produced by mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett)

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