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martin| 27 Sep 2011| 0 comments

Martin Bennett (mustard-berlin) have just produced another complex photo production for Bentley Motors with agency Connect. (AD Richard Parsons / PM Melanie Tainty) and Photographer Graham Thorp.

Returning to Switzerland we shot at a variety of exciting locations in Zurich, Luzern and the Swiss Alps. Our local production manager Roger Neuburger (All About) pulled out all the stops to secure us amazing locations and made sure once again that everything ran like clockwork on the day.

Photographer Graham Thorp shot a combination of static and dynamic driving images using the Hasselblad H2 with a Phase One P65 back with Hasselblad lenses.

We cant reveal at this stage the model of the car but as soon as the images go live we’ll upload them, watch this space…

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martin| 13 Sep 2011| 0 comments

Launched today at the Frankfurt Motor Show – The New Bentley Continental GTC

Launch film for the new Bentley GTC. Produced & Directed by mustard-berlin

The new Bentley Continental GTC offers a seductive combination of performance, style and exclusivity.

The Continental GTC represents a new pinnacle for the marque: it has been sharpened, refined and rethought in every detail. The result is a convertible sports car that offers supercar levels of performance together with luxurious accommodation for four people.

 

martin| 15 Jul 2011| 0 comments

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

Shot at a variety of locations in the highlands of Scotland. This shoot was the second stage of a film for a brand new Bentley to be release later this year. For the film shoot we collaborated with experienced DOP Steve Albins and his assistant / focus puller Gary Rogers. The camera equipment, camera car and arm were provided by Electra. The camera arm was superbly operated by Top Gear veteran Michael Drury.

The film was originated on the amazing Arri Alexa using Zeiss Ultra Primes and Arri/Zeiss zooms. Additional fottage was captured using the Canon 5D MKII using Canon L prime lenses, operated by Martin.

Automotive photographer Graham Thorp was once again  shooting the stills on the Hasselblad H2 with a P65 back with Hasselblad lenses. The photos were a combination of statics and dynamic driving images. For the dynamic driving images we worked with Pursuit Europe and their R1 rig operated Andy Galvin.

All the footage and stills are in Post production. Both are looking stunning. We cant reveal at this stage the model of the car but as soon as the images & film go live we’ll upload them, watch this space… Read more…

martin| 26 May 2011| 0 comments

mustard-berlin (Martin Bennett) have produced and directed elements for a new Ford Fiesta campaign for the agency Blue Hive, London (CD Richard Last / AD Nick Hearne / PM Yvette Colgrave)

Using the location skills of location scout/ location manager Ted Ladlow, we secured some prime London locations where we filmed the Fiesta in a modern urban environment. Shooting with Graham Thorp and DP Simon Kennedy to capture the Fiesta at different styles while trying to contain the inquisitive public in a busy London street.

We also shot at Park Royal Studio’s, London for the studio elements. DP’ed by Dave Tree and stills by Graham Thorp, assisted by the wonderful Chris Rands.

Please check this space for when the images go live.

Client: Ford

Agency: Blue Hive

Creative Direction: Richard Last / Nick Hearne

Agency Producer: Yvette Colegrave

Production Company: mustard-berlin

Director: Martin Bennett

DP: Dave Tree / Simon Kennedy

Photographer: Graham Thorp

martin| 05 May 2011| 0 comments

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

We spent 16 fantastic days on location in southern Spain shooting at a variety of locations in and around Malaga, Marbella, Almuñécar and Almeria.

The stills part of the project was shot by long time collaborator Graham Thorp. Shooting on the Hasselblad H2 with a P65 back with Hasselblad lenses for beautifully crisp images. The photos were a combination of statics and dynamic images. For the dynamic driving images we once again brought in rig company Move & Shoot and one of their excellent technicians, David Turnley.

For the film shoot we once again collaborated with French DOP Jean-Babptist Jay and his assistant Xavier Rodriguez who arrived from Paris to join the team. The camera car and flight head team were brought in from Barcelona. The camera car was provided by Carlos Sánchez Garcia, Camara Car.

The film material was originated on the 5D MKII using Canon L prime lenses, operated by Martin with additional footage captured on the amazing Arri Alexa using Angenieux glass (Camera Car footage) by Jean-Baptist.

The film and photos are currently in the post production stage, and both are looking absolutely amazing! Unfortunately we cant reveal at this stage the model of the car but as soon as the images go live we’ll upload them, watch this space…

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