What happens when you combine passions?
Volstok has always been about pushing productional boundaries and found a passionate partner in crime in Skillshot for this project.
During a wild brainstorm with Chris Van de Graaff, Richard Van der Vieren, and Volstok’s creative directors Thijs and Wouter, the room almost exploded with ideas.
Looking for the perfect line
It led us to “De Wasserij”: an old laundry plant ready for demolition, where we teamed up with skaters Kevin and Simon. They had no idea they’d be facing some intimidating monsters.
Chris and Wouter plotted the perfect line for the drone to fly, carefully choreographing the skaters’ actions to leave plenty of room to interact with the animation. We’re not going to lie: it took A LOT of tries to get the perfect take. There were drone crashes, skater crashes, failed skate tricks, failed lines… You could feel the tension and the urgency to do better with each take, resulting in a collective sigh of relief when we finally nailed it.
High fives all around!
The cherry on top
Audiotheque did an amazing job, adding even more of a unique atmosphere to the visuals with their remarkable sound design. It was the finishing bite the project needed!
We can all say this was a rewarding challenge and we hope you enjoy the result as much as we enjoyed challenging our talents.
Make sure to have a peek behind the scenes!