Playmobil NHL was our first experience working on a Playmobil commercial and it was really fun. We got to bring the hockey rink playset to life by mimicking the lensing, camera movement and feel of NHL hockey. We played up traditional hockey "shots" (top down on a faceoff, net cam, etc.) to try to showcase how Playmobil was bringing real NHL hockey action to your home.
The commercial was shot on a mix of Red Epic Dragon and BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The projections for the intro sequence were all shot practically on set and the background stadium was created in 3D Studio Max.
The finished spot is a fun boy-focussed action sequence that plays on that traditional battling brothers dynamic.
Director: Zac Reaney-Barker
Producer: Claire Young
Agency: WhirlyGig Creative
Video Type: Broadcast Commercial
Shoot Location: Toronto