In total, 3 virtual sets were created for the shoot, one of them being this fully dynamic and real-time virtual production scene in Unreal Engine 5.1, matching the physical foreground set elements (tables, chairs and practical lights) seamlessly.
Multiple angles were possible, since the scene was prepared for final pixel in all directions. Collaborations between the gaffer and on-set Unreal artists ensured further blending between real foreground and virtual background.
The video required a central physical set piece with doors to ‘connect’ the multiple virtual scenes that the artists walk in and out of. Crossing borders between day and night and show locations that could never be close to each other in real life shown in single shots, was one of the main challenges for the execution.
The whole production was wrapped in a few weeks, including physical and visual set builds, shooting the music video and finalising the post-production.
An extensive 'behind the scenes' look at the creation of Burning Daylight, produced by Bruut Amsterdam:
Behind the scenes video shot and edited by Daan Geurts.
‘Burning Daylight’ is the Dutch entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest by artists Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper. They will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry ‘Burning Daylight’. The duo describes the song as 'an ode to life’s falling and getting up again.
A unique collaboration that showcases how VP/ICVFX can help creative ideas materialise and solve productional challenges at the same time.
We are thanking RSS, Bruut Amsterdam who worked closely with Florian Legters (Uncrowned King) and countless other talented professionals to bring the vision of director Gregory Samson come to life.