The idea was to re-create the "simply irresistible" music
video with Pepsi as irresistible.
The Robert Palmer and models/dancers was the easy part, we used
a ring light as we had on the original but added some extra light
to the background this time. We still hadn't learned the lesson
of not shooting the shower sequence in a real shower so once again
we had exploding lamps in the ring light as water was flicked by
the dancers onto them. We left Simon in there on his own as we watched
video assist outside.
The packs were shot with Unilux using various rigs to fire the cans
through sheets of ice, up through pools of frozen water etc.. I
wanted to change speed during shot and as I was using Unilux I knew
I wouldn't have any exposure problems.
We were using an Arri 3 with a CE base so I thought I'd get my AC
to just hit the "tens" button and get a speed change from
25 fps to 95 fps. He didn't think this was a good idea as he may
hit the "hundreds" button by mistake. I didn't think this
was a problem, and anyway if the "hundreds" button was
hit by mistake the safety interlocks would stop the camera from
going faster than 130 fps wouldn't they?. Well not if the rental
house has modified the kit so the safety's don't work.
The Arri 3 makes a very interesting noise as it tries to get up
to 425 fps, well, my finger slipped. It only took and hour or so
to get a replacement camera. I got my 435 around 8 years later :-).