Nike's "Take Control"
Superstar soccer player Andres Iniesta dominiates the midfield in this spot but mostly in the form of a string puppet moving about on a miniature soccer field as created by Aardman Animations for Wieden+Kennedy, London. The twist is surpassed by another involving who's pulling the strings--instead of a hand, we see that the strings are being manipulated by a foot which wears, like Iniesta, Nike's new shoe, the CTR 369 Maestri III.
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy | London Anders Stake, Stuart Harkness, creatives; Michelle Brough, producer. Production Company: Aardman Animations Patrick Boivin, director/storyboard/animation; Jason Fletcher-Bartholomew, producer; Maggie O�Connor, production coordinator; Jay Clarke, storyboard; Grant Maisey, animation; Ben Barrrowman, floor mgr; Sam Morris, DP; Joe Maxwell, camera assistant; Nat Sale, electrician; Nick Herbert, rigging; Cool Rain, models; Sion Lane, set; Jim Lewis, CGI supervisor; Jim Lewis, Paule Quinton, Bram Ttwheam, Mike Shirra, Owen Revell, Andy Hunwick, Fincher Trist, compositing.