abstr^ct:groove is proud to introduce the new Yamaha R1 global film.
Developed together with DLV BBDO’s creative team, the film was shot between Japan and Italy.
This time we used many different cameras (Arri Alexa, Sony F55, Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Phantom, Blackmagic, GoPro and an iPhone.), type of lenses (Fujinon Alura, Zeiss Masterprime and Cooke S4) and techniques to capture the idea of symbiosis between superchampion Valentino Rossi and the fastest sport bike available on the market.
We created many in-camera effects and we also had fun experimenting with body projection mapping.


client: Yamaha ?agency: DLV BBDO Milan
executive creative directors: Stefania Siani, Federico Pepe
client creative directors: Nicola Cellemme, Pasquale Frezza

production company: abstr^ct:groove
director: Luigi Pane
executive producer: Giada Risso
cinematographer: Diego Indraccolo
producers: Claudia Amendola, Alessandro Salerno

1st AD: Alice Gatti
liquids effects: Simone Ciceri
projection mapping engineering: Marco Landini, Ahmed Elmowafi (EOS, Milan)

production Japan: Zero Hour

^:g animation team:
Claudio Capellini
Sergio Fornasieri
Pierpaolo Mantuano
Valentina Vicini

editing: Luigi Pane
colorist: Diego La Rosa

music: Franky B and the Cryptic Monkeys
(performed by Franky B, Giuseppe Cozzolino)
mastering engineer: Bunt Stafford-Clark
sound design: Daniele Famà, Michele Benedetti (Gigasound studio)