[SMAP Experiments] Friends of the Earth (2007)

We wrote this for a Friends of the Earth ‘Green Film’ Competition, back in August 2007 when video was all Standard Definition! We didn’t end up submitting it to the competition, but we’ve been itching to share it ever since. Rather than sitting on it any longer, we thought we should throw it out there! So, excuse the dodgy technical details; we think Si and Mike’s performances shine through! 🙂

This was the first time we’d experimented with full CGI backgrounds… We learned to always film the smoke AFTERWARDS. Ha! It was also really good to have the 1 minute time limit to learn how to be more ruthless in the edit.

Huge thanks to Invention Studios for letting us film there, and especially Jonathan Turton-Smith for being so lovely to us.