Our team at ISL
built this 360 video experience to transport our audience into a prison cell on a ship bound for Australia during the 19th century. The brand story of 19 Crimes wine revolves around 19 rebels — nonviolent criminals — sentenced to "punishment by transportation" aboard a prison ship. We built a 360 degree set for this narrative and decorated it to support the story and the time period, while also allowing for a 360 camera to sit centered in the space.
My role as the Art Director was to concept the physical set itself with our Creative Director (Zach Goodwin) and Industrial Designer (Adam Hughes) and to create period-appropriate set dressing and wardrobe for our narrative.
Props were chosen individually from various new and used shops, and then aged appropriately. Prisoner transport ships would have been older ships, and voyages were quite long, so our props needed to look pretty severely aged, waterlogged, and stained.
A variety of different waterlogged ropes, nets, and stained canvas cloths were used to add texture, and a huge number of candles punctuated the set, adding a slightly-moving glow to each take.
Each character's costume was carefully chosen for variety between the characters, period appropriate-style wear, and referenced the previous 19 Crimes brand film to keep the brand's narrative style intact. Costumes were purchased new, and then aged heavily to look as if they'd been worn for months on end.
One of the main prisoners from the 19 Crimes narrative (John O'Reilly) was a writer, so we figured he'd have a period-appropriate desk, notebook, paper, and quills. The desk was hand-fabricated by our set builders from a sketch, while the other props were purchased and aged.
Director — Zach Goodwin
Director of Photography — Matt Tanski
Camera Operator — Barry Pousman
1st AC — Nick Kinni
Producer — Margot Mausner
Art Director — Maggie Winters Gaudaen
Director of Strategy — Lindsay Gsell
Project Manager — Monique DeZarn
Key Makeup Artist — Sallie Keena
Agency Partners from JWT —
Account Supervisor — Remy Wainfeld
Art Director — Chelsea Nobbs
Senior Copywriter — Tom Hasenfratz
Producer — Dora Lee