February 10, 2011

Vader Outtakes.

Great spot. Great idea to release the "unseen footage." Relieved and happy that they never gave into the temptation to actually levitate anything in the final cut. I like the reverse of Mom and Dad, too.

November 11, 2010

Snow White Redux

This track is created with vocal syllables, musical chords and sound effects recorded from the 1937 Disney classic Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. A lot more cool stuff here.

September 08, 2009

Art & Copy - Flyer with cash saving coupon below!

More details about a possible post party are to come. In the meantime, here's the flyer to get your AAF-KC discount.


August 19, 2009

Art & Copy: The Movie. Hell yes.

Check out the trailer. I am taking my whole creative dept. Why don't you?

*Currently no showtimes for KC but I am going to email the producers to see what can be done. Request a showing by emailing gotinfo@artandcopyfilm.org.

**Also check them out at facebook.

May 30, 2008

R.I.P. Harvey Korman

Too many of these this week. Here's to you Mr. Korman. Thanks for the laughs.

Sidenote: There's a "thing" in theatre about "breaking character." Sure, Conway is chewing the scenery here. But the real laughs come from Korman going ahead and laughing at him. Korman knew exactly what he was doing.

May 13, 2008

Nazi UFOs and a social way to get a movie made.


So, you want to make a movie based on deep Forteana legends about Nazi UFOs (aka foo fighters) but don't have the cash? No problem. Just make one hell of a trailer and then ask the world to finance your creative efforts. Sounds like a plan to me. And, hey, if I were a major studio head I think I'd want to talk to these guys. The concept is at least as interesting as this.

April 29, 2008

Marshall, Will and Holly!


Will Ferrel meets Land of the Lost! Pop culture worlds colliding. Delicious.

February 24, 2008

And the Oscar for Best Ad on the Oscars goes to...

Walkhardoscarad Tonight, is a big, big night for brands.  Star brands, studio brands and marketer brands all mix on the red carpet. We can count on the Nicholson brand doing well tonight. It's a tradition to cut to him grinning in the audience. His smile is as iconic as the Clydesdales. But what about the marketers that are making their big bet with this event instead of the hyper-hyped Super Bowl?  Follow a live chat with the pundits on Adfreak's new OscarFreak. If you are so moved, leave your opinions on the winners and losers here or as an audio comment. We'll update this post with our own opinion in the morning. In the meantime, we already know what Judd Apatow thinks of the whole thing.

UPDATE: I'll be honest, Sunday night laundry made me miss a lot of the spots. The one I caught that I found really intriguing was MasterCard "searching eye." It's paid off online here.

February 11, 2008

Will Ferrell smells like a turtle cage.


Will Ferrell + Old Spice + Semi-Pro Co-brand + user participation = pretty fuckin' awesome. Check it. You really gotta hand it Old Spice and WK. This is one helluva brand renovation that's underway. Irrelevant and cheesy to irreverent and, gulp, potentially cool. One can almost drop Old Spice in the shopping cart without shame.

December 05, 2007

Going WAY Beyond Batman Begins

_1179708837A while back I started to notice quite a bit of cool viral marketing going on for the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight. We're talking microsites galore and massive user participation. On one microsite, users were asked to answer location-specific questions from across america to reveal a phrase. Then, after that, there was a chance to send in a photo of yourself dressed up as the Joker.

Today, over on FirstShowing.net, all of the previous viral marketing attempts have been chumped, big time. It appears that now the people behind this marketing campaign has taken their execution to a new level -- physical items.

On December 3rd a new page appeared at whysoserious.com/steprightup with a hammer game and some teddy bear toys. Each toy had an address on it located in a number of cities around the US. The note on the game told people to go to that address and say their name was "Robin Banks" (get it, "Robbing Banks") and they'd get something there. It was first come, first serve, and each location was a bakery. What they were given was a cake with a phone number written on it. Now here's the best part: inside the cake was an evidence bag (complete with Gotham City Police printing) that contained a cell phone, a charger, a Joker playing card and a note with instructions.

If you're not following along, the lucky few to receive the cakes now have a cell phone that someone will call at a later time. In essence, Warner Bros. is creating their own Joker army.

Damn geniuses.

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