I recently finished work on two spots for O2 "Frozen Time" set of commercials. In both spots at some point the time was frozen for our heroes to be able to enjoy special moments for longer time. The time freezing effect was established by stoping snowflakes from falling, and by stopping the fireworks burning while camera and our heroes continue their action. To enhance the effect we played with depth of field of camera dramatically and we used various camera movements to further emphasize the effect. I was responsible for all 3D snow in both spots.
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