agency: Droga5 Sydney
art director: Tommy Cehak
senior agency producer: Anthony Martin
photographer: Andreas Smetana
photography producer: Natalie Loveridge
In the lead up to the FIFA World Cup, EA's brief was to create a CGI sunset skyline of Rio de Janeiro. We needed to include all of the key identifiable Rio landmarks including the mountain range, the Cristo Redentor atop Corcovado mountain, the palm trees & the favelas scattered amongst the hills.
Photographer Andreas Smetana shot a sandy beach foreground which EA combined with the skyline. This formed the base for the Socceroos (& their mad skills). The players were beautifully lit & shot by Andreas in studio & then stripped in in retouch. #gothesocceroos