Its not every day you get asked to shoot miniature diorama landscapes. Robin Nishio and Nicolas Girard of Common Good directed two spots for Tim Hortons that were designed to showcase their new line of sustainable coffee from Colombia and Sumatra. Expert miniature builder Winston Hacking came to Toronto from Montreal to construct the various set pieces we needed for the spots. The concept involved rivers of actual Tim Hortons coffee flowing through these landscape dioramas.
We worked with Michael Darby from Whites to incorporate the fantastic Technodolly – which in combination with the Skater Scope lens relay and the compact Cooke MiniS4 lenses, we were able to achieve incredibly smooth, accurate and repeatable moves on our tiny sets. We shot on the Red Dragon at 60fps in order to slow down the ripples of the coffee rivers.