ArsenalFX Goes Behind Jennifer Aniston’s Closed Doors To Reveal Secret Quirks For Smartwater


Last Updated: September 19, 2012 11:02 pm GMT
(Santa Monica, California--September 19, 2012) Bicoastal visual effects studio ArsenalFX teams up with Station Films’ director Alek Keshishian to turn voyeur on Jennifer Aniston, revealing her secret obsession with smartwater in the humorous new web film, “The Jennifer Aniston Security Tapes” for smartwater out of AR New York. Ryan Seacrest opens the 2:35 web film featuring Aniston’s degradation of her household staff, her hidden pregnancy belly, her motherhood antics to her nontraditional children (a grown Jimmy Kimmel and miniature alien) and her extensive wig collection used to hide her dark brown permed ‘do. The mock security tapes feature a sweetly self-depreciating Aniston taking the recent pregnancy rumors after her engagement to actor Justin Theroux in stride.

In order to make Aniston’s baby bump as believable as possible, two takes were blended together in postproduction. In the first take, she was in just her tank top, with a Velcro strap underneath. For the “belly reveal” moment, in the 2nd take, director Alek Keshishian faced Aniston’s back to the camera in roughly the same position, but when she turned around this time she was wearing a prosthetic belly. The ArsenalFX team seamlessly blended the two takes, employing roto of Aniston in each frame and cleanup of the prosthetic belly and Aniston herself to craft a gossip-worthy take. Additionally, in the garage scene, Keshishian and the agency called for a “one of a kind” vehicle. The ArsenalFX team transformed the Mercedes filmed into a unique sports car, altering it with 3D taillights and cleanup of the badging.

Jennifer Aniston for smartwater


Agency: AR New York

Chief Creative Officer: Raul Martinez

Executive Creative Director: David Israel

Executive Producer: Helaina Buzzeo

Director of Client Services: Jason Garcia

Account Director: Kristen Opalach

Production Company: Station Films

Director: Alek Keshishian

Executive Producer: Michael Di Girolamo

Executive Producer/Producer: Caroline Gibney

Unit Production Manager: Leanne Amos

First Assistant Director: Anthony Diminio

Director of Photography: James Whitaker

Art Director: Gary Matteson

Editorial: Cosmo Street Editorial

Editor: Tessa Davis

Editorial EP: Yvette Cobarrubias

Editorial Producer: John Bradley

VFX: Arsenal FX

VFX Supervisor: Lauren Mayer-Beug

VFX Executive Producer: Ashley Hydrick

VFX Producer: Pravina Sippy

Flame Artists: Mark Leiss, Terry Silberman

CG Artist: David Hyatt

Design Artist: Nathan Boldman

Roto Artist: Crystal Strait

Sound Company: Beacon Street Studios

Sound Designer & Mixer: Paul Hurtubise

Sound Producer: Caitlen Rocklen

About ArsenalFX
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