As part of celebrations for SAS's 70th birthday, a commemorative livery was launched on a Boeing 737-800 LNG-RGI. DP Matthew GORMLY was enlisted to capture the launch for a 30-sec film destined for web, in-terminal, and inflight applications.
Tucked away in the SAS service facility at Stockholm Arlanda airport, 30kg's of wrapping was applied to the fuselage, whilst the video crew awaited word of the job's completion. With the green-light, the crew moved in at dusk, and prepared for the confetti spectacular.
The hero aircraft, and those sharing the hangar, had sensitive areas plastic-wrapped, and paper confetti was the only option with jet engines involved. With a strict budget, and thus confetti limited to 25kg, the charges were judiciously selected, climaxing in a confetti 'white-out' over the entirety of the aircraft, twice.
Shooting deep into the night, the production wrapped at 2am, before the massive clean-up began. Filming was primarily originated on the Sony FS7 at 180fps in HD 1080p. Secondary options included the Canon C300, Canon 5D, and GoPro 4 Black (120fps).
An OTW production, directed by Anders OLSSON, DP Matthew GORMLY, gaffer Peter Övgård, Producer Helena LINDBLAD.