Dave Hill Slow Motion BTS

Check out the above behind-the-scenes video of a recent Dave Hill commercial shoot for the Fiat Abarth.  Motion elements for the shoot were captured with the super slo-mo Phantom Flex and Phantom Gold cameras, while the stills were shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and Hasselblad H3D-50.

The DP behind the motion side of the shoot was Brandon Lippard, who also shot one of Doritos Crash the Superbowl winning commercials back it 2010.  Remember this one? [Read more...]

Amazing Photos . . . Easy?

Panasonic Lumix

In a Lumix campaign earlier this year, Panasonic touted in commercials like the one below that “Lumix cameras make amazing photos easy.”

Does the presentation of the commercial go too far to snub photographers (like Nikon recently did), or is it just clever marketing on Panasonic’s part?

Check out the commercial below and share your thoughts in the comments section. [Read more...]

Nikon Shoots D5100 Commercial with a D5100

We are excited acclaimed Director of Photography Matthew Libatique shot our “Man of Action” D-SLR spot with the Nikon D5100. All elements of this DSLR campaign were shot with the Nikon D5100 demonstrating its high quality photo and HD movie capabilities. -Lisa Baxt, senior communications manager for Nikon Inc.

Kudos to Nikon for stepping up to the plate and making a commercial with its own DSLR.  Perhaps other companies should consider doing the same.

As has been the case with recent Nikon campaigns, Ashton Kutcher is front and center showing off the D5100.  Check out the commercial spot below. [Read more...]

Canon Freeze Tag

The above Canon commercial from Director Saman Keshavarz features a game of “freeze tag” using Canon cameras. As part of the commercial, they handed out Canon cameras to various people running through the halls, with many of their shots making it into the final cut of the commercial.

The behind the scenes video is embedded below. [Read more...]

Sony Digital Imaging “like no other” Foam City Commercial

Sony UK has just released its new “images like.no.other” commercial from Foam City, Miami. In case you missed it, check out Photography Bay’s coverage of the Foam City shoot and some background info on the inspiration. As promised, here’s the brand spanking new commercial for your viewing pleasure:

You can see a higher resolution version at http://sony.co.uk/images.

Ashton Kutcher in New Nikon COOLPIX Camera Ad Campaign

I enjoy seeing how camera makers choose market their products, even more so after Sony’s Foam City. To that end, enjoy Nikon’s new commercial above and check out the full details on the ad campaign from Nikon in the below press release.

If you want to get your hands on the Nikon COOLPIX cameras featured in the Ashton Kutcher commercial, you can go to the best-selling Nikon COOLPIX cameras at Amazon.com by clicking here: Nikon COOLPIX Digital Cameras

NEW YORK (March 25, 2008) – Hollywood’s A-list actor and producer, Ashton Kutcher, is lending his photogenic qualities to Nikon to promote the manufacturer’s new COOLPIX Style series cameras. The campaign will debut nationally on March 25th with a television commercial, which precedes the print advertisements and an interactive online component. Nikon selected Kutcher for the campaign to bring brand relevance to a broader and more youthful audience. Taking place in trendy locales such as boutique hotels and upscale shopping destinations, the campaign highlights the exquisite styling, fashionable colors, simplicity and great performance of Nikon’s Style series compact digital cameras.

“Ashton is the perfect choice for this campaign as he embodies both the stylish and fun attributes of Nikon’s COOLPIX Style series cameras,” said Lisa Baxt, senior communications manager for Nikon Inc. “Ashton’s collaborative spirit, creativity and approachable personality enhanced our campaign which showcases the great style, sleek colorful design and ease of use of Nikon’s newest COOLPIX Style series cameras.”

“I am thrilled to work with Nikon on this campaign,” said Kutcher. “I think technology today represents so much more than just function – it represents personal style and sophistication. I’m enjoying the opportunity to work with such a well respected brand and a group of highly creative individuals on a campaign that showcases the style, design and simplicity of the new COOLPIX cameras.”

The television campaign spots, directed by Emmy award winner Brian Buckley, have Kutcher’s COOLPIX camera being discretely taken and passed around by numerous adoring fans who take several pictures with it before slipping it back into Ashton’s pocket. Ashton then notices some surprising pictures when he reviews the photos on his camera’s LCD screen. The print campaign, shot by legendary photographer Norman Jean Roy, truly captures the sophisticated yet playful essence of Ashton and the aesthetics of the camera. Following the television and print advertisements, the campaign will come full circle with a uniquely engaging internet component, details of which will be revealed shortly.