Saturday, September 24, 2016

Short Takes

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Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
Short Takes for August 2016
Director Jake Schreier of Park Pictures breaks down the fourth wall in Francis and the Lights “Friends,” a music video featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West. The clip leads in with an understated cameo by West and captures Francis Farewell Starlight’s stylized moves, topped off with a choreographed...
Friday, May. 20, 2016
Short Takes for May 2016
Directing duo Christian & Patrick of bicoastal Park Pictures takes superstition to a new level in the new :60 “Forever 5” for the California Lottery’s Power 5 Scratchers game, out of David&Goliath. The spot features a man who obsessively maneuvers every aspect of his life to revolve around...
Friday, Apr. 1, 2016
Short Takes for April 2016
Following last year’s well-received Gundersen Health System campaign, Minneapolis agency Preston Kelly reunited with director Michele Atkins of production house kaboom, San Francisco and L.A., to delve into what makes the provider so special: love + medicine. Inspired by actual experiences at...
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Short Takes: Lundgren, Juniper Jones Power Brain Games Promo
Little known fact: Action star Dolph Lundgren is a genius. Yes, that Dolph Lundgren. Rocky’s monosyllabic Russian nemesis Ivan Drago. It’s this surprising, perception-shifting nugget that creative content agency Juniper Jones utilized in promoting National Geographic Channel’s new season of Brain...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Short Takes: Above The Influence Plays Puppeteer
Director Maris Jones of production company Adolescent teamed with Hill Holliday, Wax editor Christopher Huth and Sonic Union mixer David Papa to literally force the hands of teens into making questionable decisions in the impactful new :30 PSA “Who Controls You” for Above the Influence, a program...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Short Takes: Ben/Dave Duo Spikes Saturday Night Bowling Fever
Washington Square Films directing duo Ben/Dave (Ben Hurst and Dave Thomas) amplify a routine Saturday night to kingpin status in the :60 “Crushing the Competition” for Bowlmor AMF out of Concept Farm, NY. The trick-filled spot mimics a television infomercial and features bowling pro Jason Belmonte...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Michael Pearce Directs "Brothers" for KFC, BBH
SHORT TAKES ....This spot introduces us to two brothers who share everything—including KFC’s new Mediterranean Bites—as they enjoy summer adventures together, driving to them on the older sibling’s motorcycle. The young boy idolizes his older sibling and is so excited to see him as he drives up...
Friday, May. 15, 2015
Short Takes: Stallone Intervenes
Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz of Los Angeles-based Central Films North pushes a healthy dose of testosterone on men who have less-than-macho tendencies. Doing the pushing is Sylvester Stallone of Rocky fame who urges the gents to “Watch more boxing” for sponsor Tecate out of agency Nómades, Mexico...
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015
Short Takes: An Invisible PSA
Alison Maclean directed this two minute-plus PSA which makes women disappear to raise awareness of gender inequality. Titled “We’re Not There Yet,” the spot was conceived by a creative ensemble at Droga5 for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation. The...
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Short Takes: Director Bloomquist Captures Sinking Feeling
GO director Brigg Bloomquist uncovers the intricate creative process that goes into crafting truly affecting design in the new :80 “Why It’s Made” for Kohler’s Artist Editions, produced direct to client. The spot simultaneously depicts two artists, a product designer for Kohler and a textile...