MPC helps Evian make Skating Babies
MPC helped Evian make their latest commercial where a group of choreographed roller-skating babies dance to The Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight. They filmed 134 different babies and then matched live-action heads with CG bodies over motion tracked data.
MPC’s team of animators used Autodesk Maya to create the baby skaters’ bodies. To ensure the babies appear fully realistic, it was important to carefully match movements, paying special attention to interaction between the shoulders, neck and head. To help achieve this, full CG babies were created and their heads were replaced later by the live action versions from the shoot by MPC’s compositing team led by Ludo Fealy.