Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Friday, Jul. 26, 2002
Buddy's Back

For a humble spokesdoll in the service of the denim cartel, Buddy Lee has displayed quite an impressive dramatic range over the last few years. Courtesy of Fallon Minneapolis, the plucky, pint-sized mannequin was last seen playing an indestructible superhero, assisting everyday folk in violent crises. And now little Buddy is back-as of initial airdate July 14-in a two-spot package created by Fallon, and directed by Dante Ariola, of bicoastal/international Morton Jankel Zander (MJZ). Shoot Online subscribers may read this week's Top Spot of the Week in full by accessing the Current Issue in the Members Area.

CLIENT

Lee Dungarees/Lee Low Rise Dungarees.

PRODUCTION CO.

Morton Jankel Zander, bicoastal/international.

Dante Ariola, director; Neil Shapiro, DP; David Zander, president/senior executive producer; Jeff Scruton, executive producer; Natalie Hill, producer. Shot on location in Vancouver, B.C.

AGENCY

Fallon Minneapolis.

Dave Lubars, executive creative director; Harvey Marco, creative director; Scott Cooney, copywriter; Eric Cosper, art director; Rob van de Weteringe Buys, executive producer/producer.

EDITORIAL

Cosmo Street/Peep Show, bicoastal.

Andrea MacArthur, editor; Brian Freundlich, assistant editor; Yvette Cobarrubias, executive producer; Tania Thiele, producer.

POST/VISUAL EFFECTS

Company 3, Santa Monica.

Stefan Sonnenfeld, colorist.

Method, Santa Monica.

Alex Frisch, visual effects supervisor/lead artist/online editor; Andrew Eksner, Inferno artist; Sue Troyan, visual effects producer.

SMG Effects, Sun Valley, Calif.

Screaming Mad George, principal/designer/puppeteer/sculptor; Pierre Suda, sculptor; Joanne Bloomfield, fabricator; Lars Jangaard, mechanical design/puppeteer; Mike McGee, production coordinator.

AUDIO POST

POP Sound, Santa Monica.

Loren Silber, mixer; Phillip Hamilton, assistant mixer.

MUSIC

tomandandy, bicoastal.

Ed Ma, composer; Tom Hajdu, creative director; Pegi Murray, executive producer.

SOUND DESIGN

Machine Head, Venice, Calif.

Stephen Dewey, sound designer; Chris Simpson, assistant sound designer; Vicki Melanson, producer.