venerdì 7 dicembre 2012

Ads of the week. Lotto BBC One Harvey Nichols Wild Turkey KFC Burn Toyota Sealy ALDI Fiat


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Try/Apt Oslo
Andreas J. Riiser
Magne Lyngner
Production Company:
Production Manager:
Mari G. Paus
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Post Production:
Bacon X
Adrian Aurelius
Andreas W. Martinsen
Sofie Borup
Janne Brenda Lyso
Art Director:
Stian Johansen
Agency Project Manager:
Catherine Wennersteen

BBC One "it's showtime"

Agency: RKCR/Y&R
Via "BBC One has released a campaign to promote the content range it has to offer over the festive period. The work, by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, stars Rob Brydon and follows the journey of a producer trying to get BBC One’s Christmas show on the road. The campaign launched with a 30-second teaser, and will roll out in full from Saturday night (8 December) featuring the likes of David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Matt Smith, the cast of Call The Midwife, Lee Mack, Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, the cast of EastEnders and Pudsey the dancing dog. It was created by Algy Sharman, Al Brown, Steve Moss and Jo Finch. It was directed by David Kerr through Red Bee Media."

Harvey Nichols - The dress

Agency: Adam&Eve/DDB

Wild Turkey - Bird Up
  • AgencyAJF Partnership, Sydney
  • ProductionLuscious International
  • CountryAustralia
  • Director Owen Trevor
    Creative Director Adam Rose
    Producer Andrew Morris
    Senior Art Director Jakub Szymanski
    Senior Copywriter Alex Stainton
    Sound Klang
    DoP peter eastgate
    Post production D'luscious
    Agency Producer Roz Ruwhiw
KFC Mint Aero Krushems - Feel The Krush

burn PRESENTS: Visions
Shot in Bucharest, Romania, burn's VISIONS features Kie Willis, Phil Doyle and Tim Shieff of Storm Freerun and Chima Akenzua. In this film, the Storm Freerun crew are guided by their imagination into the Free State of Creativity.


Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
ECD: Helen Pak, Brian Sheppard
AD / CW: Rachel Kennedy / Shauna Roe
Agency Producers: Michelle Orlando, Matt Shipp
Production Company: Tendril Design + Animation
Direction and Animation: Leo Mateus, Luis Campos
Creative Directors: Chris Bahry, Alexandre Torres
Executive Producer: Kate Bate
Producer: Anne Deslauriers
Music, Sound Design, Voice Casting: BoomBox Sound
Opening, ending sequence: Fluorescent Hill

Good Neighbors :30

Agency: Arcana Academy
Creative Director/Writer: Shane Hutton
Creative Director/Art Director: Lee Walters
Agency Producer: Charles Wolford
Director: Arni & Kinski
Production Company: aWHITELABELproduct
Executive Producer: Annique De Caestecker , Ellen Jacobson-Clarke , Oliver Hicks
Post Production: Cindy Chapman , Les Sorrentino, Gizmo Rivera
Editor: The Whitehouse, Los Angeles - Heidi Black
Music: The Lodge

ALDI: Surfin' Santas

  • AgencyBMF, Sydney
  • ProductionRevolver
  • CountryAustralia
  • Director
    James Dive - The Glue Society

  • Executive Creative Director
    Carlos Alija

  • Executive Creative Director
    Laura Sampedro

  • Creative team
    Piero Ruzzene

  • Creative team
    Flavio Fonseca

  • Creative team
    Katie Moore

  • Creative team
    Janet Szabados

  • Producer
    Adrian Shapiro

  • Head of Art
    Sian Binder

  • Executive Producer
    Michael Ritchie

  • DoP
    Tim Tregoning

  • Account Director
    Aisling Salmaggi

  • Planner
    Alison Tilling

  • Agency Producer
    Jenny Lee-Archer

  • Post production

  • Editor
    Dan Lee

  • Photographer
    Brock Elbank

  • Print Producer
    Deborah Meighan

  • Music + Sound Production
    Sonar Music
Managing Partner - Stephen McArdle

Retail Creative Team - Pauline Gooding

Retail Creative Team - Sophia Coghlan

Retail Creative Team - Gabrielle Teasdell

Interaction Lead - Nev Fordyce

Digital Designer - Matthew Hughes

Digital Architect - Tim Hill

Art Buyer - Sarah Thompson

Production Designer - Aaron Crothers

Business Lead - Samuel Viney

Catalogue Lead - Jessica Byrnes

Account Executive - Jodie Lenne

Production Designer: Aaron Crothers

Editor: Dan Lee at The Editors

Fiat: Sticker

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Agency website:
Production Company: Palermo Films
Director: Luciano Halac
Executive Producer: Pablo Terruzzi
Executive Producer: Marcelo Fontao
Producer: Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich
Director of Photography: Pedro Luque
Production Manager: Ana Mieres
Assistant Director: Martín Wozniak
Art Director: Maia Cagnola
Wardrobe Stylist: Natalia Duré
Post Production: PostMedia
Post Production: Control-Z
3D: Mushka! Animation Store
Editor: Gustavo Macri
Music: TDL Music
Sound: No Problem Sonido

giovedì 6 dicembre 2012

Sexy ad of the week#2. Ann Summers Uncut TV Advert Christmas 2012.

More info at

Sexy ad of the week. QUAY Toothpaste 'SMILE'.

  • Agency18 Feet & Rising Sydney
  • ProductionJuliet Taylor Productions
  • Director Juliet Taylor
    Executive Creative Director Dejan Rasic
    Creative Dejan Rasic
    Creative Derrick Kim
    Producer Georgette Brown
  • Producer Sylvia Uebelhoer
    DoP Lachlan Milne
    Post production Kris Rees
    Composer Ashley Manning
    Fashion Stylist Cherith Crozier
    Music + Sound Production
    Deviant Productions
    Colourist: Kris Rees
    Set: Cherith Crozier
    CEO: Ben Colman
    Client Executives: Steven Lin & Misha Zelinsky


Social ad of the week. Greenpeace - Detox Fashion.

Creative direction: Tommy Crawford (Greenpeace International), Ruben DeLuna and Drew Beam (Free Range Studios)

Animation: Animaster Animation


They say you can tell next season's hottest trend by looking at the colour of the rivers in Mexico and China. That's because global fashion brands like Calvin Klein, GAP and Victoria's Secret are using hazardous chemicals and dyes to make our clothes. These chemicals poison our rivers, and traces of these hazardous chemicals also end up remaining in many of the garments people buy.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are calling on brands to make fashion that doesn't cost the Earth. Just this week, the world's largest retailer ZARA committed to clean-up their supply chain after over 320,000 people joined the campaign calling on the brand to Detox. True People Power in action.

Join fashion-lovers, activists, models and designers in exposing big brands' dirty little secret and demanding fashion without pollution:

Ad of the day. Canal+ - Fuel for Fans.

Ad Agency: BETC Paris Director: Bart Timmer Creatives: Antoine Lenoble and Ludovic Labayrade Creative Director Olivier Apers CCO Stéphane Xiberras.

Animal Spot of the week. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Can you teach a dog to drive?

Join the Facebook Group of Animal Spot, the first International Advertising Festival on and with Animals.
"a way to make adopting SPCA dogs seem more attractive." Via

Agency DraftFCB New Zealand
Sponsor: Mini
Dogs this smart deserve a home.
Every year, the SPCA need to find homes for thousands of dogs just like Porter -- dogs who have been abused, abandoned, or just forgotten. Our dogs may be a motley bunch but they're all smart and they're all lovable. So please don't forget about them. Adopt them. 

To find out more about our #drivingdogs head to

Music video of the week#3. M83 'Wait'.

Directors: Fleur et Manu
'Wait', taken from the album 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming', is the final episode of the trilogy, the end point of the visual collaboration between M83 and Fleur & Manu that has been ongoing throughout 2012. 

Watch the full series here:

Directed by Fleur & Manu, this video was made in conjunction with The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and Vice. 

Buy 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming' here:
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12" Vinyl:


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French ad of the week. Planète Urgence "The Museum".

Planète Urgence "The Museum" [Short Version] from Supralude on Vimeo.
Best Solidarity Film award in the Internet Category at the 2012 Grand Prix de la Communication Solidaire.
Directed & Co-Written by Supralude in 2012
Copywriter: Jean-Christophe Royer, Art Director: Éric Astorgue 
Music & Sound Design: Near Deaf Experience
Production Company: Rita
Advertising Agency: BETC EURO RSCG

Weird ad of the past. Mentos Horse Mask Basketball Commercial.

"Recently found commercial from 1992. Only aired in Sweden and Venezuela. I found this from a commercial break from a Swedish version of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode."

mercoledì 5 dicembre 2012

Viral of the week. Why LEGO is the BEST Company in the World.

"Here is a letter my son wrote that I want to share with everyone:

September 1, 2012

LEGO Systems, Inc.
555 Taylor Road
P.O. Box 1600
Enfield, CT 06083-1600

LEGO Group Headquarters
East Europe, SNG countries, the Baltic States and the Balkans
LEGO Trading A/S
DK-7190 Billund

Dear Sirs,

My name is James Groccia and I am 10 years old. I have been playing with many Lego sets and products since I was about 4 years old. I have brick sets, Hero Factory, Creationary, Lunar Limo and more. I participate in a Lego Playgroup to help with my Social Skills (I have Asperger's Syndrome) and I love playing with Legos at home (I play with them every day).

A couple of years ago, I saw The Emerald Night Train set (K10194) and fell in love with it. I wanted it right away, but my parents said I had to save the money to get it. For two years I kept all the money I got for birthday and holiday gifts, some of my allowance and some money I got for participating in a research project. At last, a couple of months ago I had my $100 and was ready to buy the Lego set of my dreams!

My mom started looking for it on line and could not find any. We checked the Lego store in our area and they didn't have it either. I was completely crushed. You've stopped making it! It seems the only way to get one now is to pay $250 on Amazon or ebay, since now it is considered collectible.

I got another Lego set, thinking I could forget about the Emerald Night, but every time I see it anywhere on line I get very sad and disappointed. I still want the Emerald Night so badly, but there are none to be found.

Do you have any at your corporate headquarters? Perhaps I could get one that way? If you have any other ideas, I would be happy to hear them. I have never wanted a Lego set so badly ever in my life!

Your most loyal Lego fan,

James G. Groccia

Here is the text of a letter James received from LEGO 

September 13, 2012
Dear James,

Thanks for your interest in our products.

James, I'm afraid that we no longer made the Emerald Night. I understand how upsetting this news can be. I realize that you saved up your money to purchase it, I do apologize for any disappointment this news may have caused you.

The toy store shelves aren't be enough to hold ever
ything, so sometimes we have to stop making a few of the older sets. Meanwhile, we have a team of experts in Denmark whose job it is to invent to LEGO® toys every year. They spend their time trying to create new and fun toys for children of all ages.

You never know though, some of the old favorites sometimes make a comeback, so keep a look out!

The best way to track down discontinued LEGO sets or individual pueces is to check the following secondary market websites: and htto://www.peequestion

Please note that these websites are not affiliated with the LEGO Group.

I hope one of our many new LEGO toys will inspire the LEGO fans in your home. To take a look through the hundreds of sets and toys go to and remember to keep an eye on the 'Exclusives and Hard to Find' section, which includes classic and collectible sets!

Thanks again for contacting us. We are always pleased to receive feedback from LEGO fans! If you could take a moment to complete a four question survey, it will help us make sure we are providing the best customer service to you.

LEGO Direct Consumer Services

Then a box arrived with this letter:
Dear James,

We are always thrilled to hear from our LEGO fans! You truly have a passion and joy for LEGO. I am amazed at how many sets you have at
only ten years old! I am a very big LEGO fan myself and enjoy some of the same sets you do. We received your letter here in Consumer Services and were very touched by your determination.

The Emerald Night Train is a wonderful set, so we can understand why it is your dream to own it. I commend your willpower and patience to save money for over two years just to purchase this set. It is very evident that no other set could make you happier. We can understand how disappointing it must have been to find it had been discontinued. Due to your passion for LEGO and your heart-warming letter, we knew we had to go above and beyond to help make this a reality.

We have located an Emerald Night Train for you, James, and included it in this package! I am sure you will enjoy building it and cherish your time playing with the train. We are excited to know that we could help make this dream come true for you! Now there will be no more sadness or disappointment when you think about it ...just happiness!

We hope you will continue to love to build and create with LEGO. Fans like you are why we are so lucky as a company. Who knows, maybe you will be working for The LEGO Group one day! You certainly have the heart and passion for our bricks to do so! Happy building, James!


Consumer Services Advisor"

Music video of the week#2. Nosaj Thing "Eclipse/Blue" [Official Video].

The official music video for Nosaj Thing's "Eclipse/Blue," by Daito Manabe, takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO with support from The Creators Project. 

"Eclipse/Blue," featuring vocals by Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino, is the first single off Nosaj Thing's upcoming album Home (out 01/22/13). 

Learn More:

The Creators Project is a partnership between Intel and VICE:

Buy Eclipse/Blue: 

Nosaj Thing:

Written by Jason Chung (Nosaj Thing BMI) & Kazu Makino (Kazu Makino Publishing BMI)
Mastered by David Ives at 101 Mastering
Innovative Leisure/Timetable
© 2013 Innovative Leisure, Inc

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Music video of the week. Eclectic Method - Beatscraper.

"Ever wonder what it would look like if Terry Gilliam made drum&bass and dub-step with the New York city skyline?
Well here's Eclectic Method's BEAT SCRAPER, a track using the skyline to score and play the melody.

The classic game of Space Invaders attacks and the monkey from Rampage copies what he saw King Kong do.
The Empire State Building lays down the kick drum and the city follows.

As adoptive home of EM, New York is something of an obsession and a rich source of material for many a filmmaker.
BEAT SCRAPER is the first of two New York videos from EM."

Watch other beautiful videos from the same Youtube Channel:

Eclectic Method - Fight Dub

Eclectic Method - The Apocamix

Animation of the week. Skip Pitts from Loaded Pictures.

A while back we were fortunate enough to add some design flair to a video biography about the Memphis all-star soul ensemble The Bo-Keys. As we viewed the raw footage we were struck by the fantastic stories of its legendary members. We thought that in particular, the lead guitarist, Charles "Skip" Pitts' colorful interview begged an animated interpretation. And so we did just that.
Unfortunately, earlier this year Mr. Pitts passed away, and Memphis lost one of its great musical contributors. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and band members.
Many thanks to The Bo-Keys band leader Scott Bomar for letting us use the track 'Sundown on Beale', and for keeping the soul of Memphis alive.

domenica 2 dicembre 2012

Music video of the week. Flying Lotus - Tiny Tortures.

Flying Lotus - Tiny Tortures from dlew on Vimeo.

Director, David Lewandowski

Starring, Elijah Wood

VFX supervisor, Dustin Bowser
Cinematographer, Christian Sprenger
Line Producer, Christian Heuer
Exec. Producer, Laura Tunstall

1st AD, Jesse Sternbaum
1st AC, Justin Watson
2nd AC, Jacqueline Stahl
Additional Assist, Ben Dislinger
Key Grip, Kyle Honnig
BB Grip, Tommy Villa
Set Photography, Theo Jemison
DIT, Chris Hoyle
Gaffer, Cody Jacobs
BB Electric, Brandon Wilson
Electric, Doug Biel
Key PA, Lori Altobelli
Production Assistant, Blair Neighbors 

Makeup/Prosthetic Effects, Kate Mullin
Makeup Assist, Casey Wong
Stylist, Michelle Thompson

Production Designer, Alexander Delgado
Set dresser, Chad Bailey
Set dresser, Logan Noh
Set dresser, Chad Tomlinson

Production manager, Bryson Pintard
Production coordinator, Matthew Pittman

Concept art, Ben Mauro 
Technical Supervisor/Animation, Patrick Goski
Animation/Modeling/Lighting, Alexander Lehnert
Animation, David Estis
Character TD, Bret Bays

Additional animation/Simulation/Matchmove, Josh Johnson
Additional animation/Illustration, William Mendoza
Illustration, Jake Portman
Sound design: John King

Special thanks, Caviar Content, Visual Creatures, Erin Cantelo, John King, Chebo, T-Stop, Maxon

Ads of the week. Internet Explorer Coca Cola Sky adidas Canon Fedex Oronine Marks & Spencer GE TEDx Amsterdam


Coca-Cola - Together we make the magic happen

Agency: McCann Madrid
Creative Directors: Leandro Raposo, Mónica Moro, Pablo Colonnese, Raquel Martínez
Art Director: Ricardo Rovira
Copywriter: Mikel Echeverría
Account Director: Lucía Guinea
Client lead: Michael Willeke
Directors: Marcus Svanberg and Linus Johanson
Production Company: Good Morning
Editor: David López
Post Production: Imasblue
Sound Design: Music Dealers, LLC

Sky Father Time by DDB NZ and The Sweet Shop

Agency: DDB, New Zealand
Executive Creative Director: Andy Fackrell
Creative Director: Chris Schofield
Group Business Director: Nikki McKelvie
Art Director: Toby Morris
Copywriter: Simone Louis
Executive Producer: Judy Thompson
Account Director: Danielle Richards
Planner: David McIndoe
Production Company: The Sweet Shop
Director: Steve Ayson
Director of Photography: Crighton Bone
Sound Design: Jon Cooper
Agency Producer: Jane Mill
Editor: Jack Hutchings @ The Butchery
Composer: Peter Hobbs
Sky Director of Marketing: Mike Watson
Sky Television Marketing Manager: Aaron Stone
Sky Product Marketing Manager: Amber Brown

adidas Presents: The Cautionary Tale of Ebenezer Snoop

Agency: Sid Lee
Client: Adidas
Executive Creative Director: Kris Manchester
Creative Director: Charles Hall
Creative Director: Brandon Pierce
Art Director: Jamie Gurnell
Writer: Brad Getty
Director: Jake Szymanski
Production Company: Caviar Content
Animator: J.J. Sedelmaier
Production Company: Jimmy Lee
Editor: Louis-Philippe Charette
Colorist: Drew Downes
Postproduction: Mass Market
Designer: Marc-Andre Dandurand
Executive Producer: Josh Reynolds
Producer: Janie Delorme
Web Producer: Pier-Luc Beaulieu
Sound Design: Machine Head

Canon Inspired

Agency: Grey, New York
Chief Creative Officer: Tor Myhren
Executive Creative Directors: Ari Halper, Steve Krauss
Creative Directors: Stu Mair, Dave Cuccinello
Agency Broadcast Producer: Topher Lorette
Agency Photography Producer: Jen Pugliese
Agency Print Producer: Debbie Joyce
Account: Rick Cusato, Melinda Hecht, Lindsey Christensen, Jennifer Fritz, Floriana Abramovich
Production Company: MJZ, Los Angeles
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Director of Photography: Linus Sandgren
Editor: Neil Smith, Work Editorial
Photographer: Simon Harsent
Music, Sound Design: Henry Boy, Black Iris Music
Agency Music Producer: Zach Pollakoff
Music: Black Iris Music
Arranger: Rob Barbato
Vocals: Rachel Fannan of Only You (courtesy of White Iris Records)
Music Creative Directors: Daron Hollowell, Jonathan Fuller
Music Executive Producer: Jenny Hollowell
Music Producer: Amy Crilly
Music Assistant Producer: Rob Lowry

Fedex Gimmicks

Agency: BBDO Toronto
ECDs: Peter Ignazi, Carlos Moreno.
Copywriter: Sean Atkinson
Art Director: Shawn James
Agency Producers: Anna Tricinci, Dave Medlock
Production Company: Sons & Daughters
Director: Peter Martin
DOP: Barry Parrell
Production Designer: Noel McCarthy
Executive Producer: Liane Thomas
Producer: Jeff Darragh
Editing: Posterboy Edit
Editor: Brian Williams
Asst. Editor: Steve MacGregor
Editing Executive Producer: Michelle Lee
Color: Alter Ego
Colorist: Eric Whipp
VP, Group Account Director: Steve Groh
Account Supervisor: Jaya Gothi
Account Executive: Christine Michalejko
Animatronics: Legacy Effects
CGI: Aardman Animations
VFX: Ring of Fire
Sound Design: Grayson Matthews
Casting: Powerhouse

Sweden Stockholm Visitors Board The Mannequin Escape

A "Twilight Zone" episode comes to life in Oslo, when mannequins come alive and break free to run away to Stockholm, in this film for the Stockholm Visitors Board, out of Los & Co. The concept underlines the fact that fashion trends often appear in Stockholm, earlier than they do in Oslo -- one reason to visit -- and so the mannequins (and fashionistas) there are the first to get the hottest runway trends.
Agency: LOS & CO
Client: Sweden/Stockholm
Visitors BoardCreative: Per Kristian Voss Halvorsen
Creative: Kim Taanevig
Director: Marie Kristiansen
DOP: Daniel Voldheim
Prod. Co.: Frederik Fiction
Post: Shortcut


Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo


Agency Producer:
Sally Pritchett
Marks & Spencer
Creative Director:
Pip Bishop
Creative Director:
Chris Hodgkiss
Production Company:
Cherry Studio
Jake Nava
Benedict Cooper
Director of Photography:
Simon Chaudoir
Production Designer:
Joseph Bennett
Editorial Company:
Whitehouse Post
Nick Allix
Leanne Adams
Assistant Editor:
Heppie Collins
Post Production Company:
Paul Branch
Audio Production Company:

BBDO New York
Chief Creative Officer:
David Lubars
Senior Creative Director/Art Director:
Eric Cosper
Senior Creative Director/Copywriter:
Michael Aimette
Creative Director/Art Director:
Kevin Jordan
Creative Director/Copywriter:
Tim Roan
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter:
Judd Counsell
Director of Integrated Production:
David Rolfe
Group Executive Producer:
Anthony Nelson
George Sholley
Director of Music and Radio Production:
Rani Vaz
Music Producer:
John Melillo
Production Company:
Bob Industries
Director of Photography:
Linus Sandgren
Music House:
Edit House:
Final Cut
JD Smyth
Visual Effects House:
Method Studios

TEDx Amsterdam
Alex Bennett Grant
Creative Director:
Hobson Chant
Jamie Nami Kim
Production Company:
Corriette Schoenaerts
Naomi Bais
Production Manager:
Lennart Deen
Art Director:
Rogier Tolen
Art Director:
Roche Wong
Director of Photography:
Camille Herren
Camera Operator:
Justin Bodekamp
Camera Operator:
Jochem van Ingen
Camera Operator:
Jasper Verkaart
Camera Assistant:
Tein Brouwer
Making of Camera:
Lisette Spiegeler
Marcel van Stralendorff
Laura Hastings
Lead Balloon Artist:
Guido Verhoef
Film Titles:
Nessim Higson
Post Production:
Sound Design:
Kaiser Sound
Sound Design:
Music/Original Score:
Music/Original Score:
Pigeon Horse Sex Tennis
Pigeon Horse Sex Tennis
Alan 'Gunga' Purves
Corriette Schoenaerts
Post Production:
Magic Group
Mediawharf Monumenten BV
Nessim Higson
Balloon Artists:
Guido Verhoef
Balloon Artists:
Arne Wielheesen
Balloon Artists:
Micha de Haan
Broadcast Coordinator:
Feller Media
Nessim Higson
Design & Production:
Nessim Higson
Social Seeding:
7th Chamber