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The recent, fantastic campaign for B&Q employs a Bowie soundtrack, a huge, rotating rig that was "a feat of civil engineering", and a lot of hard work. Here, Uncommon's ECD Sam Walker, and Pulse director Oscar Hudson, take us behind the scenes of one of the year's most ambitious ads.
Through three distinctive music videos for Bosnian-Swedish DJ Salvatore Ganacci, director Vedran Rupic has honed an artist persona that is shocking, unique and undeniably hilarious. Here, in his own words, he describes how each film came together, and why a childhood friendship resulted in the ultimate MV muse.
In tandem with the launch of their new album, Röyksopp collaborated with production company Bacon to create ten unique shorts from ten different directors, each taking on a separate track. We spoke to Executive Producer for Copenhagen Mette Jermiin and Executive Producer for Oslo Magne Lyngne about how the audacious project came about.
At the tail end of last year, after a pandemic-enforced abandonment of foreign shoots, Executive Creative Director & Partner at The&Partnership, Andre Moreira, headed to Spain for a Toyota Aygo job that's just been released. Here, he explains what it was like being back in the saddle, and how some things never change.
It is not very often that a spec spot turns into a genuine ad for a brand, but Scott Pommier’s commercial for Wrangler did exactly that. He talks to shots about his work with a tiny production team, including a football coach he found on Facebook, to turn his vision into a reality.
BAFTA-winning director Mark Jenkin has helmed a new promo for Thom Yorke-fronted band The Smile which takes the director, crew and singer down a 200 foot Cornish mine for an ethereal , black-and-white video.
London agency Lucky Generals has taken on America at its own game over the last five years, creating brilliantly funny – and very well-received – Super Bowl commercials for Amazon Alexa. Here, we ask Creative Gareth Morgan about the secret of their success, and how to make a celebrity-packed spot stand out.
With photorealistic creatures and a hilarious acapella rendition of Salt-N-Pepa's classic, Frito-Lay's Push It was one of the Super Bowl's winners. We sat down with the agency and VFX house to find out how they did it.
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Most recently collaborating on the acclaimed TV curiosity, Toast of Tinseltown, director Michael Cumming (L) and DP Peter Edwards (R) have worked together for 15 years shooting various comic offerings, from sitcoms to spots. Here they explain the art of filming for hilarity and wonder if, both being drummers, the secret is... timing.
Rose-tinted lenses and otherworldly aesthetics are the signature for Linden Zhang and Hannah Knight, better known as Friend London’s Zhang+Knight. We chat to them about how their style matched perfectly for their collaboration on the latest Arlo Parks video, Softly.
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With 100 years of serving our eyes, ears and everything in-between, the BBC was given a montage of memories from Academy's Sam Rice-Edwards and Seb Edwards. We sat down with the brothers to find out how they trimmed 250,000+ clips down to one important message.
This week saw the release of an epic new film for Formula E. Here, Uncommon ECD and Pulse director Sam Walker discusses the Bondian nature of the three-minute, adrenalin-fuelled spot, reveals the innovative use of Unreal Engine, and explains why partnering a climate message with the fast-paced action was integral.
Director Charlie Stebbings of Bite Collective has dedicated his career to making food look thoroughly delectable and drink utterly enticing. Here, he examines some of the tricks of the trade, and explores the evolving nature of food advertising.