how do they make the bottles move around in the snapple commercials?
May 21, 2004 4:39 PM   Subscribe

how do they make the bottles move around in the snapple commercials?
posted by mcsweetie to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I'd guess a combination of wires and human hands, edited out during post-production.
posted by waxpancake at 5:00 PM on May 21, 2004

Yep, I was right. Here's a detailed explanation of how they were made:

"On set, the animation was done using practical Snapple bottles impaled on sticks or slid along slats. It was Brickyard VFX's job in post to remove any of the rigging that was visible in frame," said Brickyard VFX Lead Artist Geoff McAuliffe. "Snapple has really honed this concept over the years, so they know the best way to pull things off. Still, we just did heaps of painting and rotoscoping. In the footage, you'd see this robot going along on a giant stick, with the puppeteer's hands and all, and think, 'Wow, this is going to be just masses of rig removal.' At the end of the day, of course, it's one of those projects where you've done a good job if no one knows any effects or clean-up was done at all."
posted by waxpancake at 5:02 PM on May 21, 2004

Response by poster: cool, thanks.
posted by mcsweetie at 5:25 PM on May 21, 2004

The ads.
posted by emelenjr at 10:20 AM on May 22, 2004

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