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GMC Acadia “Tech”

VFX Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain, and secnd unit directed by Les Ekker, with a of of CG animation.  The jet, canopy, all flying elements, are CG animated.  Les Ekker created the background matte painting of the Dodger Stadium parking lot. (yes, those odd trees are real…)

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Subaru Forester “Waterfall”

Subaru Forester debut ad for Japan.  VFX Supervised by Les Ekker, shot in Japan and in Northern California.  Lots of intense CG animation: the waterfall, road panels, base, all cars, some background, some rocks… challenging!

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Subaru Secret Base “Forest”

Subaru Forester Debut ad for Japan, VFX Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain.  The car is always CG animation, the cave, doors, road path, many trees and ferns, and more are all CG.

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GMC Acadia “Launch” :60

GMC Acadia, Launch spot :60.  Visual Effects Supervised by Les Ekker for Digital Domain.  Les had a great amount of input in the making of this spot, including numerous rigging and element challenges, paint pouring device design and execution, and second unit direction,

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Warsteiner “Pour”

This is MOS, and was created to cut into various spots in Europe.  VFX Supervision by Les Ekker for Digital Domain.  It is entirely CG, meant to be a trip through a freshly poured stein of Warsteiner Beer.  Refreshing!

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Subaru “Secret Base: Pool”

Shot in California, this is one of three “Secret Base” spots VFX supervised by Leslie Ekker at Digital Domain during his 10 year stint as VFX Sup’, Commercials. It was shot on location, and includes extensive 3D animation. The pool was much smaller, and obviously not equipped with a trap door! This was one of […]

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Jaguar “Rabbit”

Directed by Tim and Jeff Cronenweth, we shot this in San Francisco. VFX supervised by Les Ekker, while at Digital Domain. CG animated tracks and rabbit, 2D matte paintings by Les Ekker (Bay Bridge restoration).

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Dreamworks/Walmart “Little Viking”

Dreamworks hired us to integrate existing animation into new live action scenes for this and two other spots. VFX supervised and shoot supervised by Les Ekker, he was responsible for ensuring the cinematography, elements shoot and animation all meshed seamlessly.. He sculpted a greenscreen head form that matched the animation character’s head to support the […]

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Burger King “Entrance”

Directed by Les Ekker, this spot uses classic archival NFL footage. We shot the King to match, and had him interact with just ONE of the players! Les Ekker also supervised the VFX of course, for Digital Domain.

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Famous Footwear “Neighborhood”

Produced by Zoic Studios, Directed by Loni Perestere, and co-supervised by Les Ekker (Pre & Post Production)and Simon Lacey (shooting only), it was shot in mid summer.  We added all of the background lights, snow and all fog breath and exhaust plumes,  We layered some takes with others, as it was shot with Motion Control […]

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