But in order for such a ride to happen, we needed to create the executing concept. The next step was putting together a team consisting of the creative crew, actors, and assistants who helped to turn this vision into reality.
One of the most important moments, which laid groundwork for the whole project, was constructing a 3D model of the period car in order to insert it into a 360-degree video – our stage set with the plot, sound, and the driving route. The creators came up with their own technological solution that made these two principles click together so they could work in unison. Unsurprisingly, the preparatory works showed that this project was going to be no standard film making.
The first option was to create a 360-degree footage from inside of an actual moving car but that proved to be demanding in terms of production and finances and also impossible shooting-wise. To capture the ride from the car’s interior, with the “participant” seeing both the outside scenery and the car’s inside in focus, wasn’t possible even with the present-day camera technology.