Audi “Return to Snake River”

Zoic Studios delivers the VFX muscle behind the nostalgic and seemingly death-defying 3-minute web film “Return to Snake River” for Audi out of Mediacom USA. In the film, directed by Zoic co-founder Loni Peristere via Bandito Brothers, Audi reproduces Evel Knievel’s famed 1974 attempt to fly over the massive Snake River Canyon in a custom rocket, this time replacing the rocket with a sporty new Audi RS5. Given the stunt’s place in American folk history, Zoic’s team felt an obligation to capture every detail authentically, and to effectively sell that the Audi RS5 actually attempted the jump. In reality, the car did not fully attempt the jump, leaving sophisticated VFX and color grading techniques to bridge the gap.