Last week, I wrapped post-production on a 2-minute hype video for Geisha House Restaurant in Hollywood. For years, the restaurant has been a landmark in both the social climate of Hollywood and the hip, neo-dining, modernist cuisine scene. Their sushi is to die for.
The video was shot at Geisha House in one day before it opened for business on a Thursday. Additional shots (city timelapses and macros of the Geisha Girl) were completed at the WaterMarke Tower in downtown Los Angeles on a different day.
Post-production was completed at Omnific's Orange County office.
Check out the final product below! And if you get hungry and live in Hollywood, be sure to make a reservation!
And now for the technical mumbo-jumbo
We used several Canon DSLR's to complete this project, about 50% of which is made up of timelapses (sequences of still images over long periods of time, later conformed to sped-up video). Coupled with the still cameras was a Dynamic Perception Stage Zero motorized dolly. This track is powered to move the camera very slowly over time, creating smooth motion over the course of a several-hour timelapse. Check the blog for behind-the-scenes video with these tools on another project coming soon.
Post-production was done on a super-powered Mac Pro, edited in Adobe Premiere CS5.5 with color correction and effects processed in Adobe After Effects CS5.5. Bits and pieces of scene relighting and lens flares were done using Video Copilot's Optical Flares plugin for After Effects. Little glowing dust-like particle effects were processed using Red Giant's Trapcode Particular. Color correction and finishing utilized Red Giant's Colorista II.