Oster was looking for a unique way to show how their new DiamondForce technology really prevented food from sticking to their cookware surfaces. Rather than the cliche approaches to showing non-stick technology, I wanted to take this idea to a new level.
This led me to the idea of levitating food, with the key phrase "it's almost as if your food isn't touching the pan at all." After I developed the concept, script, and storyboard, the next hurdle was to figure out how make the food look like it was floating! In the end, the film crew and I decided we needed to use a mix of 2D and 3D animation to accomplish this.
I enlisted the help of a colleague to create the sandwich and waffle 3D models, while I did the edit of the footage, 3D animation of the diamond and technology scenes, and animation on the bacon and eggs levitating.