Netflix Narcos Teaser

The teaser for Netflix's Narcos - a conceptual look into the worlds of power powder and geo-politics. Combining high speed live action plates and extensive CG elements with particle and liquids simulations. Creating a moody macro subterranean atmosphere, that sets the tone for the the upcoming series. Delivered in 4K.

Narcos is a chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Role - Production, Design & Art Direction

 

PROCESS & MAKING

One of the most significant elements in the teaser was the cocaine dance. To achieve the desired effect a mixture of talcum and lycopodium powder was placed on top of a speaker. The selective movement was achieved by passing certain audio frequencies through the speaker and shot on the Phantom hi-speed camera.

Check out the making of video and some of the pitch frames below.  

 

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