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This is one of the coolest outdoor exhibits i’ve seen in a long time…I only wish it wasn’t all the way in London so I could see it up close in person.

This is the HP ePrint & Tron: Legacy Experience live projection mapping on the roof of the QEH on London’s Southbank. It was created with 6x18k projectors onto a massive projection canvas that was somewhere in the ballpark of 50m wide by 20m tall. An 8k D&B sound rig provided the killer audio taken from snippets of the movie soundtrack (Written and Recorded by none other than Daft Punk).

Here’s an overhead shot to get a better gauge of the massive scale of this audio/video exhibit:
The roof of the QEH with the Tron projection mapping

Creative shop Guided Collective along with Flat-e/Seeper (who did the animation & projection mapping) and Si Begg (responsible for the sound design & re-hashed elements from the Tron:Legacy OST).

More pics can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/icJ3mm
A much shorter trailer for the project can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/17283195

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After being silent for 94 years Mr. Peanut, the beloved spokesperson & icon for snack nut brand Planters, is now featured in two stop-motion commercials just in time for the holiday season. Produced by BEING, USA along with Smuggler and Laika/house both spots feature Robert Downey, Jr as the voice of Mr. Peanut.

Here’s the second piece to be released in the campaign – Greeting Cards:

Here’s a making-of video:

You can find out more via the official Mr.Peanut Facebook page.

Credits:

Advertising Agency: BEING, USA
Creative Directors: Kris Wixom, Alisa Sengel Wixom
Copywriters: Jonathan Marshall, Josh DiMarcantonio
Art Director: Eric Stevens
Senior Producer, Media Arts: David Fisher
Production Company: SMUGGLER
Partners / Executive Producers: Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody
Executive Producers: Allison Kunzman, Lisa Rich
Director: Ringan Ledwidge
Producer: Sally Humphries
Production Company: LAIKA/house
Supervising Animation Director: Mark Gustafson
CD/Animation Director: Kirk Kelley
President/EP: Lourri Hammack
Producers: Colin Thacher
Director of Photography: Eric Adkins
Editor: Michael Corrigan
Music: Stimmung
Sound Design: Sound Lounge
Engineer: Phil Loeb
Asst. Engineer: Evan Mangianele

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Hoping to see similar results to w+k’s Happiness Factory from last year, Ogilvy Argentina teamed up with London-based Passion Pictures to create this :60 animated masterpiece for Coke Zero. I know I’m not alone when I say that I’m a big fan of this style of commercial and I wonder if there are any plans to make a feature length version of the spot. Aptly titled Happy Kingdom, this piece was directed by Pete Candeland.

Credits:

Agency: Ogilvy Argentina
Executive Creative Director: Gastón Bigio
Head of Art: Jonathan Gurvit
Creative Directors: Javier Mentasti, Christian Camean
Agency Producer: Laura Passalacqua

Production Company: Passion Pictures, London
Director: Pete Candeland
Executive Producer: Hugo Sands, Michael Adamo
Producer: Debbie Crosscup

Head of CG: Jason Nicolas
VFX Supervisor: Neil Riley
Technical Direcor: Julian Hodgson
Directors Assistant: Giles Dill
Storyboarding: Kevin Dart, Kim Frederiksen
Character Design/Development: Ron Kurniawan, Pete Candeland, Dan Sumich, Mario Ucci
Production Coordinator: Crystal Crompton
Matte Painting/Backgrounds: Kim Frederiksen, Lukasz Pazera
CG Modelling: Mario Ucci, Ian Brown, Matthias Bjurstrom, Doug Lassance, Dan Sweeney, Craig Maden
Rigging: Chris Dawson, Francois Pons, Julian Hodgson
CG Animation Supervisor: Wes Coman
Animation CG: Cath Brooks, Chris Welsby, David Sigrist, Melanie Climent
Animation FX: Jamie Franks, Tommy Andersson
Art Director: Mario Ucci
Texture\Shading: Mario Ucci, Ian Brown, Sally Wilson, Rick Thiele, Matthias Bjurstrom, Melanie Climent, Craig Maden, Nico Domerego, Dan Sweeney, Doug Lassance
Lighting/Rendering: Quentin Vien, Guillaume Cassuto, Claire Michaud, Rick Thiele
Lead Compositing: Niamh Lines
Compositing: Johnny Still, John Taylor, Lee Gingold

Editor: Jamie Foord, Dan Greenway
Telecine: Rushes
Sound Mix: Toby Griffin @ The Jungle Group
Music: Power Solo

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