Agency: Rakuten Director: Matt Aselton Production Company: Arts & Sciences
The stakes are sky high in “High Stakes,” a highly elaborate spot for Japanese online retail giant Rakuten. To illustrate the potential value of Rakuten’s cash back offer, director Matt Aselton creates a James Bond style poker game featuring Emmy-winning star of hit series Ted Lasso, Hannah Waddingham.
Method Studios’ artists and compositors contributed significantly to the casino environment and significantly augmented the cat – enlarging the feline, and specifically its ears, and re-coloring the eyes red for key closeups.
This highly praised piece was the client’s first Superbowl ad.
VFX Supervisor On Set:
Lead Flame Artist:
Ian Holland, Andrew Dela Cruz, Michael Plescia