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Short Takes

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Friday, Jun. 17, 2011
Short Takes
We open on a young man athletically blocking a shot in a pick up basketball game. We cut to the man facing the camera and declaring with gusto, "Welcome to my 'block' party. Glad you could make it!" Our next b-ball prodigy is a young woman in a gym, smoothly sinking two points over her opponent...
Friday, May. 6, 2011
Short Takes
We open on a de-saturated, darkly lit shot of an office interior. A solitary, fatigued executive labors quietly over paperwork, accompanied by only the faint ticking of a wall clock marking the increasingly late hour. Suddenly, the executive is smashed into his desk with the force of a head-on...
Friday, Apr. 15, 2011
Short Takes
Giving your computer screen the finger isn't as ornery or ill mannered as it sounds. Instead a simple placement of a finger on a strategically positioned dot enables you to play a participatory role in video fare for Skittles as it unfolds on the Internet, compliments of BBDO Toronto . In one...
Friday, Mar. 25, 2011
Short Takes
We open at a Starbucks shop where a cup has the name "Sue" written on it in black marker. We soon find out that this cup of espresso was destined for Sue some time ago, as we see the planting of a bean stalk in the soil accompanied by Sue's name. Sue is also written on the hand-operated bean...
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
Short Takes
Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone, along with Lexus' LStudio have launched web series The Three Minute Talk Show, which premiered last month on LStudio's Broadband Channel. The series, which debuts a new episode every Wednesday at www.lstudio.com , features everything that audiences have come...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
Short Takes
Calum deHartog's not like most commercial directors. He moonlights as a Toronto police officer. Seeing firsthand the ravages of the drugs and violence that run rampant in Toronto's inner city communities, he became inspired to help inner city youth tell their often harrowing stories through film...
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
Short Takes
To the strains of Mozart's "Requiem D Minor V Sanctus," we see various spectacles leap through an elegant frame--connoting a TV screen. Among those breaking through the frame are a tiger, a football receiver extending himself to make a catch, a skier, a pair of martial artists in combat, a fire-...
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
Short Takes
The Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) and Toronto agency john st. have revealed that a five-week campaign featuring the virtues of broccoli was not for broccoli at all. Instead, it was designed to prove that television advertising can sell anything. Back in January 2010, a TV campaign aired for...
Friday, Sep. 24, 2010
Short Takes
Director Matt Smukler of Los Angeles-based HELLO! stirs up grade school nostalgia in the :60, "The Ropes," for Kraft Foods/Oreo out of Draftfcb , NY. The spot opens on an eager young student timidly walking down the hallway of his new school. Cut to an older, more seasoned student, who notices the...
Friday, Aug. 20, 2010
Short Takes
"Cubehead," a spot for Britvic's Drench bottled water, opens on a man sitting on a subway station bench. This is no ordinary gent: his face is divided into a dozen cubes, all of which are improperly placed. Realizing he needs to 'get himself together' before the train arrives, he begins shifting...