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the world's darkest room - bts.

H+K Strategies

the ask.

For the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Activision created the ultimate gaming experience and set up the “World's Darkest Room” with the creators of Vantablack, a substance that absorbs 99.965% of light.

Not only did they need behind-the-scenes video content, but they also invited 27 leading creators and journalists to play the game for the first time in the darkest room.  We had to capture each guest's experience and deliver footage to each creator within 15 minutes of them leaving the room.

the answer.

In the days leading to the launch, we captured the construction of the ‘Black Ops House’ as it was coated in Vantablack VBx2, interview footage with key personnel and built the foundations of the BTS edit in place before the event even started.

During the launch, we had four cameras up and running – two remotely operated cameras in the house itself and two outside.  One on a large zoom lens to capture the 40m walkway and the other roaming inside the house during each session to get additional pick-up shots that the PTZ cameras couldn’t get.  Our DIT was standing by to transfer everything across from all cameras and a lapel mic within our 15-minute window.

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