Conceptualised by Metropolitan Republic for MTN and produced and directed by Bomb Commercials, Gavin Joubert and Teboho Mahlatsi.
Our biggest challenge was making airport towers for Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban look realistic, as, due to security restrictions, we weren't allowed to shoot in a real airport tower.
Working on multiple green screen sets, we managed to create authentic-looking airport tower backdrops and thanks to our post-production magic, we were able to bring these to life with acute attention to detail and realism. Using helicopter photographs as a reference and base-plates for all three towers, we comped in realistic flickering lights, moving airport vehicles, added natural reflections and glass panels to each scene, all communication laptops, phones and devices and other atmospherics. We set the scene just right. And to top this off, we took a jumbo plane (filmed in daylight) and made it look epic at night.