Electric Dreams

MPC Creative looks at the vehicles of tomorrow with its spot for Faraday Future.

Faraday Future, a newcomer to the world of electric cars, made a big splash with its FFZERO1 at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. This single-seat concept car has a 1,000 hp motor capable of propelling it at 200 mph, and it looks the classic 1960s Batmobile after a wrong turn into "Tron’s" mainframe.

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In order to build hype for the vehicle, Faraday Future drafted in MPC Creative. Its concept movie envisages the car rushing around tight turns, as the setting sun daubs everything with a golden hour hue. But, as the concept car won’t hit the production lines until next year, MPC Creative employed some CG magic to create and integrate it.

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“To make the film, we shot a stand-in vehicle to achieve realistic performance driving and camera work,” director Dan Marsh says. “We filmed in Malibu and a performance racetrack over two days, then married those locations together with some matte painting and CG to create a unique place that feels like an aspirational Nürburgring of sorts. We match-moved/tracked the real car that was filmed and replaced it with our CG replica of the Faraday Future racecar to get realistic performance driving.”