Godiva Chocolate

Godiva Chocolate is an international sweet company that has been making chocolate since 1926.

The brief

Our client approached us to make a short promotional video to be shared across their social media channels. The video would document the creation of a miniature train made entirely of chocolate, inspired by ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.


We prepared to film this incredible culinary display at the artist’s workshop in Shoreham by Sea. We wanted to make a piece that would tell the story of the Chocolate Train.

Because the workshop itself wasn’t very big, we had to be careful fitting three people into the studio. We used an FS7 camera, a A7S Mark II camera, multiple tripods, lenses, and lights. One camera was on a 100mm macro lens to get all the details of the process. The other camera was on an 18-35mm to cover some of the wider actions. The lighting was tricky, as we had to be very careful not to produce enough heat to melt the chocolate.

As we filmed in late October, we needed to have very quick turnover time with the edit. We are very lucky to have dedicated employees here, and one of our editors worked late several days in a row to ensure we would have a satisfactory product for Godiva.

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