Merchiston Castle School – Its time for sport film


Merchiston Castle School

Film Production

Swift Films

What we did

Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh needed to produce a film to help launch a fundraising campaign for their new sports facilities. The multi-million pound campaign will see the inclusion of a new swimming pool, sports hall and all weather astroturf rugby pitch.

the film included interviews with over 30 students and ends with a 3 dimensional realisation of the new facilities filmed from the air.

We were commissioned to create the 3 dimensional sequence.

how we did it: Using a 3d Cad model provided by the Architects we first re-textured. We then broke each building down into sections and components and built an animation rig to bring each section in. We matched moved Drone sequences (shot by Swift Films) and integrated the model into the shot timing and animating the sections to build as the drone pans across the site. We finally lit and composited everything together, removing existing buildings, trees etc.