Food for Thought takes us on a journey into the fascinating world of dietary science, revealing the answers to intriguing questions like: What’s in an apple? Why are supermarket tomatoes so tasteless? And just how fattening is that takeout you ordered last night?
From a street market in Brazil to a doughnut shop in Boston, a greenhouse in Florida to a campus kitchen in Vancouver, the film offers viewers plenty to chew on, including surprising research about the food we’ve been swallowing and a new recipe for healthier lives. (cbc.ca)
We teamed up with Infield Fly Productions and director Leora Eisen to help tell this story of how our relationship to food has changed. The brief called for a variety of foods to be exploded on screen, ranging from an apple to a stack of potato chips to a slice of processed cheese. These items had to blow up realistically and the debris had to suspend in midair for us to fly through during each shot. It required a few different approaches, as we learned early on that the qualities of an exploding tomato vary greatly from a donut.
We employed CG shattering techniques, comping real-world elements and lots and lots of particle systems to create the effects. It was a lot of fun creating these dietary demolitions.