The Porsche "Legend" spec spot was created as an experiment in remote collaboration between Monovich (Stephen Fitzgerald) and The Brigade. Located at opposite ends of the United States (Washington and New York states), both parties were connected only by broadband lines and a common interest in creating a spot with beautiful visuals with a strong message that was faithful to the Porsche brand. None of the artists involved at any level ever met face to face. When we needed an additional skillset to round out the piece, we pulled out our address books or web browsers and shot emails, IMs, or phone calls to Oregon, Connecticut, California, Hong Kong, and Poland. In the end the experiment worked out very well, and we are happy with the result both creatively and technically. Although it is not absolutely "perfect", we are proud of what we achieved. With the next round of collaboration we will take what we learned on this spot and push ourselves to a higher standard yet.
All of the shots were done with Lightwave 9, and Comped in After Effects CS3.
Studios: Monovich and The Brigade
Director: Stephen Fitzgerald
Producer: Dave Dimeola
Voiceover: Corey Carthew
Music: Grant Harold, Botanist
3d/Animation: Stephen Fitzgerald
Compositing: Stephen Fitzgerald, Dave Dimeola
3d Modeling: Stephen Fitzgerald, Tomasz Rozkosz aka SQUIR, Alex Monteiro.
p.s. there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the "Like No Other" slogan, which apparently is used by Sony. For the purposes of this spot, it was actually lifted from a genuine Porsche advert, but for the life of us we cannot find it again to link to it. Que sera, sera.