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Norsk Tipping Lotto: Kebab

If you see something big in the sky, don’t panic. It could be just an unidentified flying meal.

The spot has been directed by Harald Zwart, previously here with Santa Academy. Production Company: Motion Blur.

Director of photography: Geir Hartly Andreassen. Editor: Jens Christian Fodstad. Visual Effects: The Chimney Pot.

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First They Came…

A social campaign based on Martin Niemöller’s famous dictum First they came… about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

I don’t think that those times are coming back, but I feel a rising wave of, not just xenophobia, but discrimination against everyone perceived as different. As Twain said, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

The public service announcement has been directed by Florian Malak and produced at Moustache Films. Director of photography: Wojtek Zieliński.

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Primola: Gigantic

Imagine a chocolate factory, halfway between a Buck Rogers serial and Jules Verne’s steampunk inventions.

The spot has been directed by Moustache, that is Hugo Ramirez and Olivier Patté. Director of photography: Nicolas Loir. Post production: Digital District.

Art design by Armel Gaulme who made his sketches at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris.

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IDN Magazine: Bird

Magazine wants a cracker…

This one is to celebrate the 100th issue of the IdN magazine. Produced at Hardcuore and created by Breno Pineschi and Rafael Cazes.

Music and sound design: João Brasil and Nado Leal. Designer Assistant: Tamires Marino.

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Shots: Fright of the Orkonnon

A spaceship arrives on planet Earth and deploys its missile propelled load of DNA, alarming “a mythical native of the planet, the rare Orkonnon” with its long, colorful head.

A short animation produced by Tomas Garcia and Fernando Sarmiento at Peppermelon for the 20th anniversary of the Shots magazine.

Director: Fernando Sarmiento. Art Director: Juan Molinet. Character Animation and rigging: Martin Dasnoy. Sound Design: David Kamp.

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Drench: Cubehead

Guy needs some beverage before managing to put order in his messed up head because, even though they’ve found that 20 moves are enough to sold the Rubik’s cube, you still have to find them…

The spot has been directed by Ulf Johansson and produced by Philippa Smith at Smith & Jones Films. Director of photography: Stephen Keith-Roach.

Editor: John Smith at Whitehouse. Visual Effects: MPC. Sound: Wave Studio. Creative agency: Chi & Partners, London.

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Adobe CS5: Production Premium

The adventures of film making… Once again, not the latest video out, but I have a kind of soft spot for meta-referential stuff.

The spot for Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 has been produced by Luciana Jordão and Rafael Elia at Seagulls Fly and was directed by FlavioMac.

Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Music: Human. Sound Design: Henry Boy.

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The Magnificent Town of Vilnius

The legend of Vilnius began in a dream. Unlike real life stories which usually end up in a nightmare.

The spot for the Culture Live initiative is the work of Andrius Kirvela and Gediminas Šiaulys AKA PetPunk.

3D Graphics: Mantas Skrupskelis. Props: Vilmantė Kirvelaitė. Live Action Camera: Mantas Šatkus. Sound design: Jonas Jurkunas.

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Diet Dr. Pepper: I Exist

“An unlikely cast of fantastic characters arranged in a circle of chairs are part of the ‘I exist!‘ support group; the Easter Bunny, a leprechaun, the Tooth Fairy, Sasquatch, and an alien sit in a circle listening raptly as Santa Claus complains about not being believed by his core constituents.

The stop animated spot for a dietetic drink has been at Bent and directed by Ken Lidster. Director of Photography: Mark Eifert.

Colorist: Jim Barrett at Downstream. Creative agency: Deutsch, Los Angeles.

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Alpenliebe: Darling

Prepare to be taken to the planet of the apes, in the typical role reversal situation. But the Bollywood way.

Darling (actual title: Role Reversal) is a spot directed by Ram Madhvani and produced by Manoj Shroff at Equinox Films.

This version of the spot is the director’s cut. I’ve posted an alternate edit of the same spot, and on Youtube you’ll find the official version.

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Darling: Alternate Edit

Alternate edit for the director’s cut of the commercial Darling for Alpenliebe directed by Ram Madhvani.

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[REPOST] New York Lottery: Small World

The spot has been directed by Ne-o and produced at Skunk US.

Director of Photography: Manel Ruiz. Editor: Steve Gandolfi at Cut & Run. Creative agency: DDB.

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Waiting for Superman: Pledge to See this Film

Waiting for Superman is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim which examines the crisis in public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories.

This viral video is part of the social action campaign by Take Part to offer initiatives for people to explore and be a part of long-term strategies that offer systemic changes.

The video has been produced at Buck. Art Director: Joe Mullen. Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada. Original Music and mix: John Black at Cypher Audio.

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Volkswagen Touran: The Scream

The spot has been directed by Woof Wan Bau and produced at Nexus and Les Telecreateurs. Editor: Paul Hardcastle at Trim Editing. Director of Photography: Sebastian Milaszewski.

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Santander Rio: Hair Conditioner

The spot has been directed by Jonathan Gurvit and produced at El.Ei Studios. Director of Photography: Alejandro Giulani. Editor: Sabrina Mottino. Music: Andres Cortes.

Creative agency: Ogilvy and Mather. Postproduction: Bleed VFX. Colour: Che Revolution Post.

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