Tested to Perfection

A hyper-realized product demonstration transforms newly reformulated Castrol EDGE motor oil into an animated super hero that flows through the toughest challenges a car engine endures to deliver on the promise that it is “Tested to Perfection.”

Project: Castrol Tested to Perfection
Spot title: Tested to Perfection

Client Company: Castrol Limited

Agency: Ogilvy and Mather NY
Executive Creative: Director Sung Chang
Creative Director: Craig Mannion
Art Director: Andreas Hoff
Art Director: Lukas Lund
Executive Producer: Melanie Baublis
Associate Producer: Dave Lambert
Managing Director: Kurt Lundberg
Marketing Director: Al DeDona

Production Company: Psyop / Smuggler
Director: Psyop
Psyop Creative Directors: Eben Mears, Anh Tuyet Vu
Psyop Executive Producer: Lydia Holness
Psyop Producer: Crystal Campbell
Psyop Assistant Producer: Justin Romero
Smuggler Executive Producer/Partner: Patrick Milling Smith
Smuggler Executive Producer/Partner: Brian Carmody
Smuggler Executive Producer/COO: Lisa Rich
Smuggler Executive Producers: Allison Kunzman, Laura Thoel
Smuggler Live action producer: Michael Schlenker
Director of Photography: Linus Sandgren
VFX Supervisors: Joerg Liebold, Jamie Scott
Designers: Anh Tuyet Vu, Jordan Taylor, Tae Kim, Jon Saunders
Editor: Cass Vanini
Storyboard: Artist Ben Chan
Cobra Commander: Tony Barbieri
Previz: Jae Ham, Gooshun Wang, Jason Vega, Chris Santioanni
Modeling: Anthony Patti, Alek Vacura, Dan Fine, Tony Jung, Jordan Harvey Entae Kim and Ihsu Yoon
Rigging: Jordan Harvey and Zed Bennett
Animation: Gooshun Wang, Jae Ham, Eban Byrne, Pat Porter, Michael Shin
VFX: Miguel Salek, Eban Byrne, Todd Akita
Lighting Team: Anthony Patti, Cody Chen, Jeff Chavez, Denis Kozyrev, Aaron Baker, Dan Gregoras and Russ Wooton, Alvin Bae, Entae Kim
Lighting Pipeline Technical Director: Jonah Friedman
Lead Tracking: Joerg Liebold
Tracking: Bogdan Mihajlovic
Lead Compositor Jamie Scott
Compositors Nick Tanner, Adam Flynn, Kirk Balden
Roto Filaments

Live Action Company: Goodgate
Executive Producer: Philip Bolus
Producer: Gordan MacKinnon

Telecine Company: Smoke and Mirrors
Colorist: Ben Eagleton

Music: Q Department
Producers: Kelly Fulton, Peter Gannon

Sound Design Company: Jafbox Sound
Sound Designer: Joseph Fraioli
Executive Producer: Joseph Fraioli

Sound Mix: Sound Lounge
Mixer: Phil Loeb


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