I was hired as the only Shake compositor on this advert by an Advertising Agency - WEILANDS, to assist the director to make the shots more sunny and beautiful due to the bad weather that occurred during the shooting of this commercial.
The sequences were shot in the wrong weather condition so my job was to do extensive wet for dry and dull to beauty extension to the shots. The first thing i did was create mattes for the elements in the shot which would need individual treatments, things like the ground, sea, sky, actors etc, his was done using a combination of articulated roto and keying techniques.
Then I started to do several temperature color tests for the director and the agency client. Once they were happy with the direction of the sunlight and the colors I then went ahead and added matching shadows to match the new sun direction (painted shadows on ground and animated actors shadows using roto shapes and warping), specular highlights on objects and the actors skin (for sweat).
I then added a sparkling look to the ocean to give it that real summer feel and replaced the sky completely with new skies and clouds.