An Epic “Frozen Moment” of Cops and Robbers
One of the best videos I’ve seen of late. It is a short (2 minute and 19 seconds) film entitled “Carousel” (2009), directed by Adam Berg. Created to promote Philips’ Cinema 21:9 LCD TV. Film and design development by Stink Digital. An interesting fact is that it was conceived to work as an endless loop. It is just amazing work!
Notes about the film from Stink Digital:
Created by Tribal DDB and Stink Digital, this new interactive campaign promotes Philips’ latest entrant into the television market, the CINEMA 21:9. Since the television’s 21:9 frame lends itself so readily to film, Tribal DDB, Amsterdam commissioned us to create a piece of filmed content that could hold its own with Hollywood’s best. Director Adam Berg responded with an idea for an epic ‘frozen moment’ cops and robbers shootout sequence that included clowns, explosions, a decimated hospital, and plenty of broken glass and bullet casings.
This epic film is the centrepiece of the interactive experience. On its own, it clocks in at a (totally coincidental) two minutes and 19 seconds, but Tribal briefed Berg on an endless loop. Visitors to the microsite therefore have the option to ‘spin’ through the film’s single take shot repeatedly, to stop on a specific frame, or to watch it at the preordained speed. The film also contains embedded hotspots, which, when triggered, transport the viewer seamlessly from the heavily posted film to a behind-the-scenes version of the same shot. This constant moving between two layers of reality proved one of the project’s biggest and most ambitious production challenges. Other details of the online execution play off the cinematic theme; the microsite’s loader doubles as a credit sequence, while rich media takeover banners drive traffic to the site by teasing viewers with an original Carousel trailer.
Additional credits: VFX by Redrum, Stockholm. Music and sound design by Michael Fakesch