TV Commercial

Gang Films and Digital District Produce an Epic Spot for Volvic.

So you make mineral water and you want to advertise in a way that sets you apart from the crowd. What are you going to do? The competition is stiff and you are selling water. What you do is, hire  and Gang Films to produce a spot that feels like a movie trailer for an epic Sci-Fi movie. I have no idea what the budget or production schedule was on this, but I can tell you it wasn’t cheap, and it took some serious time and effort. If this doesn’t sell some Volvic mineral water, I don’t know what will.

Rice Krispies Dinosaurs.

If you ever wonder what it takes to get a TV commercial produced, take a look at the credit list below this Rice Krispies spot by Hornet. It’s insane. Actually it’s not. It’s simply proof that good work, sometimes takes more than a few, and collaboration and team work produce some killer results. Directed by Yves Geleyn, who helped to create “The Bear and the Hare” for John Lewis is at it again creating a light hearted, fun spot that features hand crafted and animated wooden puppets. The entire piece is narrated by a young boy who brings his imaginative story to life with the help of his small dinosaur friends.

Director: Yves Geleyn
Produced by: Hornet
Executive Producer: Jan Stebbins
Producer: Cathy Kwan
Live Action Puppet Shoot Producer: Joel Kretschman
Live Action Producer: Jennifer Pearlman
Editor: Anita Chao

PUPPET SHOOT
Produced by: Hornet
Director of Photography: Ivan Abel
Art Director: Elise Ferguson
Fabricators: Nathan Aquith, Erika Bettencourt, Hillary Barton, Eric Duke, Peter Erickson, Jon Hartman, Ben Kress, Tim McDonald
Puppeteers: Tyler Bunch, Billy Barkhurst, David Feldman, Steven Widerman
1st AC: Emilie Jackson
Motion Control Operator: Don Canfield
DIT: Roman France
Gaffer: Michael Yetter
Best Boy: Jarrod Kloiber
Key Grip: Casey Wooden
2nd Grip: Matt Cryan
VTR Operator: Jon Osterman
Script Supervisor: Stephanie Andreou
Production Assistants: Milton Katz, Stevie Weinstein-Foner
Intern: Jon Hartman

POST-PRODUCTION
Produced by: Hornet Inc
Storyboard Artist: Carlos Ancalmo
Background Design: Bryan Lashelle
Character Designers: Andres Guierrez Torres, Sylvain Marc
Animatic Animators: Michelle Higa, David Hill
Supervising Technical Director: Sang Jin Bae
Technical Director: Ylli Orana
Tracking, Lighting & Rendering: Richard Kim
Modeling & Texturing: Ylli Orana, Richard Kim
CG Animator: Sean Thorpe
Compositors: Lee Gingold, John Harrison

LIVE ACTION
Produced by: Hornet
Director of Photograpy: Russell Swanson
2nd AD: Brock Lee
AC: Dave Turner
Art Director: Scott Sicari
Food Stylist: Brian Croney
Wardrobe Stylist: Kristen Robertiello
Hair/Makeup: Jacob Geraghty
Asst Makeup: Chelsea Reiss
Prop Master: Michael Sicari
Prop Assistants: Nick Horton, James Quinn
Gaffer: Gary Haspel
Best Boy: Chris Bucior
Genny Driver: Bryan Rubin
Key Grip: Derek Murphy
Best Boy: Sal Carole
Production Supervisor: Marc Kelly
Production Manager: Jessica O’Brieni
DIT: Doug Anderson
Script Supervisor: Renee Van Dorn
VTR: Jon Charity
Truck Driver: Jason D’Aversa
Production Assistants: Dallas Dodge, Isiah Brightly, Jamie Pizarro, Radimeus Floresvence
Music: Huma-Huma Original Music & Sound
Sound Design: Chris Turner @ Jungle Studios

Woodwork, TravelBird.

The spot below for Travel Bird by   might have you thinking it is a green screen composite with a nice blend of CGI and live action footage. The reality is, it’s all live action, and the second video shows you exactly how it was done. Inspired by the symmetry of director Wes Anderson’s films, Woodwork set up a series of still compositions that the actress would move into and out of in a single camera move/shot.  The entire spot is a synchronized move that follows the actress on a dolly as she moves through he set. The making of video is really worth watching as it takes you from preproduction and visualization, all the way through post.

“Pens”, Amnesty International.

TBWA Paris, has produced a powerful and visually stunning spot for Amnesty International. Directed by   and co-produced by Troublemakers.tv the full CGI two minute commercial uses motion capture to create a fluid piece that epitomizes the potential of your signature. “Pens” highlights the voice that each person can bring about in the birth of a social movement. The animated short builds through visuals of protest, followed by oppression with a voice over that punctuates the power of freedom and liberty. As the short reaches it’s end it concludes with the words “your signature is more powerful than you think”.  The look is unforgettable, with a cool black and white finish, and a production quality that hooks you and keeps you watching until the very end.

Client – Amnesty International
Agency – TBWA Paris
Vice President – Anne Vincent
Account Management – Laure Lagarde
Account Management – Isabelle Dray
Clients – Bertin Leblanc, Arnaud Humblot
Creative Director – Philippe Taroux
Creative Director – Benoit Leroux
Art Director – Ingrid Varetz
Head of TV – Maxime Boiron
Agency Producer – Amer Zoghbi
Production Company – troublemakers.tv
Director – Onur Senturk
Producer – James Hagger
Production Manager – Aurelie Chevalier
Production Manager – Cecile Alvarez
Production Assistant – Charles-Philippe Bowles
1st Assistant Director – Thomas Bidart
Motion Capture – Mocaplab
Motion Capture Shoot Director – Remi Brun
Motion Capture Supervisor – Frank Vayssettes
Motion Capture Editor – Charles Fourgeront
Motion Capture Assistant – Ahmed Turki
Motion Capture Actor (Hero) – Romain Ogerau
Motion Capture Actor – Franck Pech
Motion Capture Actor – Charles Lelaure
Co-Producer & Post Production – One More
Post Producer – Benjamin Darras
Art Director – Johnny Alves
Post Production Coordinator – John Meunier
VFX Supervisor – Eddy Richard
3D Artist – Francois-Xavier Gonnet
Modelling, Setup – Gwenhael Glon
Layout – Romain Durr
Animation – Jérémie Vidal
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Jérome Rouvelet
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Thomas Rodriguez
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Tim Lebon
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing – Victor Besse
R&D Supervisor – Alain Xerri
Editor – Nicolas Larrouquere
Additional Editing – Romain Bouileau
Flame Operator – Hervé Thouement
Music – Paolo Nutini, Dave Nelson & Charlie Chaplin
Music Art Direction – Philippe Mineur, Ferdinand Huet
Sound Producer – Benoit Dunaigre
Head of Music & Sound – Olivier Lefebvre