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Gooische Vrouwen

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  • Director
    Will Koopman
  • Release
    2011
  • Producer
    Talpa Fiction
    John de Mol, Alex Doff, Gijs van de Westelaken
  • Visual effects supervisor (Arena sequence)
    Dennis Kleyn
  • Compositing
    Dennis Kleyn
    Albert van Vuure
    Frank van der Peet
  • Vfx producer
    Violette Kleyn
  • Release
    spring 2011, The Netherlands
  • Running time
    100 minutes
  • Format
    shot on RED, post HD
  • D.O.P.
    Tom Erisman NSC
  • Editor
    Liesbeth Wieggers
    Joseph Derksen 
  • Facility
    Filmmore
  • Grading
    Martin Klein
  • Post production supervisor
    Maarten de Graaf

At the end of the film ‘Gooische Vrouwen’, the character Martin Morero performs in the Amsterdam Arena. Initially the shots for this scene were made without an audience in the stands. At a later time, during a real event, shots were made of the audience from the same camera angles.

Planet X FX merged the separate shots of the public and Martin Morero and made them into a seamless and convincing whole. Aside from filling the empty stands, people were placed in the foreground by means of a small chroma-key shoot in order to create the necessary depth.

‘Gooische Vrouwen’ premiered in February 2011 and within 23 days drew 1,000,000 viewers to the box office. This earned the film the status of Diamanten Film (diamond film) and this makes it one of the most successful Dutch films ever.

The original was shot in an empty Amsterdam Arena.
Many elements were added when the scene was adapted: audience in the background and in the foreground, beams of light from spotlights and camera flashes from the audience.