For this shot we wanted to create the impression as if it was part of an epic action sequence.

We started out by using some amazing flyover footage from Artbeats, which was 3D tracked in Adobe After Effects. Having a nice 3D camera allowed us to seamlessly integrate our two 3D models - the lighthouse and the Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter - right into Adobe After Effects! We extracted 3D data, like null objects and lights to create additional effects and to have a reference where the main and tail rotors are going to be. Both the rotors were 3D animated in Adobe After Effects and combined with the real 3D model. Fog, and the helicopter water splashes were achieved by using a combination of smoke elements and particles.

The plug-ins we used were: Genart's Sapphire, Magic Bullet Looks, ReelSmart Motion Blur, Optical Flares, Trapcode Lux and Trapcode Particular.

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