The Making of a Whisky Film

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  • 5th November 2017

We were delighted to be asked back to Method Studio this autumn for the final part of the filming for the launch of the Loch Lomond 50 yr old inside their beautifully sculpted black wood case. Really this project started with just a series of boards which reflected back some of the key aspects and important threads which were inherit in the making of both the whisky and which were being woven into the design of the case. It’s always exciting to work on a project like this where the ideas for how we might convey the elements of the brief are fairly wide ranging, especially when those elements are quite so visual as fire, water and the beautiful landscapes that surround both the Loch Lomond distillery and Method workshops.

The brief for this film took us to both sides of Scotland, filming at the distillery on the banks of Loch Lomond (seeing the 50yr old in person) as well as capturing how the barrels are fired and prepared. We also had some late nights camping out on the shores of Loch Lomond to capture dusk footage of the water lapping on the shores and fairly epic times-lapses of the stars in the night sky. The wide landscapes and extreme close-ups really did work well together and we hope they built the intended sense of place and being, if not through the mood of a starlight furnace!

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The final hero sequence which you’ll see at the end of this film was filmed on-location, finishing in the early hours after 3-4hours of some painstaking measurements, while keeping miniature lights alive and a surprising number of stands, black glass and stretched backgrounds. Hopefully the final result does this product justice and we hope you enjoy this little film, we certainly enjoyed making it!