Posts Tagged ‘Commercials’

Clowning Around

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Check this out:

It’s a commercial (for Phillips TVs), yes, but a brilliant one.  Adam Berg, through some amazing combination of CGI and live-action filming (and maybe some still photography?) basically constructed an uninterrupted tracking shot to rival the one at the beginning of Touch of Evil (rival, perhaps, but not beat — considering that shot was a minute longer and was shot on film with no digital trickery).

I have no idea how Berg did it, but it’s pretty cool.  And like the opening of Touch, it’s a self-contained story.  I like it.

via VSL

Who’s Driving This Train?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Wow.  The Huffingtonpost just noted how boneheaded a recent anti-Obama McCain ad was.

Have a look for yourself:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a political ad that made me want to vote for the other guy as much as this one does.  It’s hilarious.  The tone is so somber and dull, and the bits in the background (ie. Obama) look pretty damned interesting. And what is their argument exactly?  ‘Don’t vote for this guy.  He’s popular.  And popular people are incapable of making good decisions.’ ?

It’d make me wonder what I was doing following the lame horse.  If I had been doing that in the first place.

Equally vapid was a commercial pointed out by the Daily Show last night where the McCain team makes the point that Obama didn’t visit the troops in Germany.  They drive the point home by showing a video in the background of Obama playing basketball … with the troops. (!!!)

It’s like he’s got The Muppets running his campaign.  Or if not, maybe he shoud try that.  Maybe they’d do a better job.

More commentary on HuffingtonPost