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Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Kosinski’

72andSunny Goes Big with Trailer for Activision’s ‘Destiny’

72andSunny has just released a live action trailer for Activision’s new game Destiny, from the creators of the popular Halo franchise, which will be released on September 9th.

72andSunny and Activision went big for the trailer, teaming up with Academy Award winning VFX studio Digital Domain, Academy Award nominated FX studio Legacy Effects, and director Joseph Kosinski, who created most of the worlds for the ad in-camera, shooting at locations in Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The spot follows the adventures of Fireteam as they attempt to reclaim locations in our solar system from alien invaders. Levitating AI character Ghost is voiced by Peter Dinklage (who also voices the character in the game) and the spot mixes humor, action and Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Immigrant Song” to hype up the game and give a sense of its feel without any game footage. Read more

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TBWA\Chiat\Day Brands Nissan Qashqai ‘The Ultimate Urban Experience’

Speak of the devil, TBWA\Chiat\Day liken driving the Nissan Qashqai to ziplining from your office into a crowded city street in their latest work for Nissan. While this will translate as “thrilling” and “exhilarating” to most people, to someone with a fear of heights it comes across more as “terrifying.”

The 60 second spot is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who you might remember from his work on TRON:Legacy and last year’s Oblivion. Kosinski and company really did a lot to give the spot an urban feel, from the crowded nighttime city location to the Fatboy Slim song “Right Here, Right Now” used as the soundtrack. The spot ends with voiceover stating “This is how driving should feel,” tying together the ziplining metaphor, followed by the tagline “The Ultimate Urban Experience.” Being in the North American market (where the Nissan Rogue is offered instead), I wasn’t familiar with the Qashqai before watching this. While I’m still not sure why the Nissan Qashqai is “the ultimate urban experience,” the well-shot ad certainly does a good job of making it look appealing. I’ll give ziplining from tall buildings a pass, though.

 

Monday Odds and Ends

-CP+B’s teaming up with Groupon for a Super Bowl pregame ad. link

-Tomorrow is reportedly Judgment Day at MySpace. link

-Deadspin takes a closer look at the Champion sports bra ad (above). link

-CNBC’s Darren Rovell things Gatorade’s marketing is all wrong. link

-Blitz appointed Mullen/BBDO alum Suzy Hill as account director.

-Wunderman is sealing apprenticeship deals with more than a dozen schools around the world. link

-The Aflac duck is having a tough time picking favorites in tonight’s BCS championship. link

-Facebook: We are NOT shutting down on March 15. link

-Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is once again ready to commercial work. link