Woodsman FiresBrand TV Commercial The warmth of a Woodsman fire. Harris Home Fires have spent generations keeping fires at the heart of Kiwi homes. Established in 1887 the company has remained a family business ever since, currently being run by the 4th and 5th generations of the Harris family. We we’re commissioned by the company’s agency Harvey Cameron, to produce a series of television commercials depicting the beauty and rugged harshness of New Zealand winters, and the comforting feeling of coming home to the warm glow of a Woodsman fire. For our crew, the production took place over many winter months of bitterly cold, early morning starts, across the South Island, and deep into snow-capped southern mountains. We wanted to introduce a dynamic feeling to the imagery, so decided to use a combination of different yet complimentary techniques, including time-lapse, aerial ‘Drone’ and live-action cinematography. We designed, built and art-directed a full livingroom set, with a Woodsman fire at its heart. Our post-production crew then set about editing, compositing, recording the voice tracks and sound mixing with music and effects. The end result, combining stunning scenery with music and (non-professional) voices, brought a real sense of authenticity to this iconic, New Zealand brand story. Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos, but don't worry, you can download it and watch it with your favorite video player!