This commercial Fortuner car shoot a few months back was shot somewhere out at one of the many new (ish) concrete jungle extensions of Phnom Penh. No idea where I was! Perhaps towards the airport somewhere to the right. Phnom Penh is spreading by the day it seems, construction, dust, grime, garbage, nowhere to walk, no trees, heavy traffic. I'm happy to reside up north near the river even if it is tourist central.
Though Dream Studio was on a quiet side street and once inside a really good space large enough to shoot a car, but no huge overhead soft box and was painted black. The studio had been used to film the Fortuner TVC. But we took it outside to be shot on a flattened construction area cleared for a future condo project. Outdoors created many unwanted reflections but it was the better option.
Good to be working with art director/designer Mr Zacky from MSA. I used a polariser to rid reflections in different parts of the car over several shots at the same angle with camera on a tripod. Zacky will have used several layered shots in post. And lots of retouch, I don't envy him. As the pianist and piano was somewhat smaller, the black studio worked well and I got around it with some large white sheets, reflectors and four studio strobes.