Canary Islands: Andy McLeod
For this complex commercial, Andy McLeod worked alongside director Jonathan Glazer and DP Darius Khondji to shoot a live action sequence of actor Adam Driver swimming with a horse. To achieve the real-life shots, five horses were specially trained in Madrid and then shipped to the location in Tenerife.
To control the horses, the team used ropes from two jet skis that guided the horse towards the camera. It took all of McLeod’s 20 years of diving experience to get the camera in close to the action, without being injured by the horses’ powerful hooves.
For the sequences of Adam Driver swimming, McLeod was projected backwards by a complex series of ropes and pullies, allowing him to keep up with Driver’s explosive swimming. The spot was filmed on Arri Alexa Mini with Cooke S4i lenses.
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