Fig Newtons

Yet another fun but challenging job. This time, we were trying to figure out a way to build a giant fig to drop ‘onto’ the actors. We decided that the easiest way to do this would be to build a giant foam fig, and use a mannequin for the frames involving impact. I built a model of the shape and texture for the client to approve and then had it scanned and recreated at 8’ tall instead.

Nobody could really say what would happen when dropping a giant foam fig onto breakaway furniture and office supplies, so the rehearsal was exciting for all involved. Check out the finished spots below, as well as some photos from throughout the process.