Best Western "Grand Canyon"A blind man is escorted by his friend to the railing of a Grand Canyonvista. When his friend begins to speak, the blind man silences him. Themoment that follows is a perfect pregnant pause-one in which both he andthe viewer experience the sensory wonders of the chasm. Agency: BBDO West,San Francisco; Production: Satellite Films, Los Angeles; Director: PeterCare; Producter: Jack Hardwicke, DP: Lance Accord; Editorial: PhoenixEditorial, San Francisco; Editor: Bob Frisk; Colorish: Stephan Sonnenfeld;Finishing: John Crossley; Visual Effects: Matt Silverman.
Adidas "Performance Product"This witty international campaign depicts athletes as everyday superheroes.In this spot, the athlete is rugby star Jonah Lomu, who applies his prowessto the task of saving a dying fish. As he rushes his care to the sea,exaggerative visual effects, a poignant orchestral score, and theimpassioned narration of admiring onlookers dramatize his journey. Agency:180, Amsterdam; Production: Harry Nash Productions, London; Director:Fredrik Bond; Producer: Helen Williams; DPs: Julian Whatley, Carl Nilsson;Postproduction: The Final Cut, London.
Nabisco "Bulldog"This CornNuts campaign's "weird" approach-which includes using a one-eyedcrow for a spokesperson and a rough, home-movie style-is attention-grabbingand hilarious. In this spot, which poses as a promo for the puppet's nextCornNuts-sponsored TV episode, Winky witnesses discrimination when he findsa dejected bulldog left curbside in front of a "no pets allowed" notice. Anannouncer declares that Winky "can't believe his eye" as the uni-orbedcharacter delivers a single emphatic blink. Agency: FCB, New York;Production: Will Vinton Studios, Portland, Oregon; Director: Ken Pontac:Producer: Angela Foster; Art Director: Doug Hout; Postproduction: SoundLounge, New York.
Angie Aparo "Spaceship"In this video for Angie Aparo, an elevator provides the perfect vehicle forthe protagonist's journey as he travels through time-and 22 scenesinvolving extensive compositing. Record Label: Arista Records, New York;Production: The End, Beverly Hills, California; Executive Producer: WilliamGreen; Producer: Laura Morris; Director: Nick Egan; DP: Martin Coppen;Editor: Nicholas Erasmus, Superior Assembly, Santa Monica; Colorist: DaveHussey, Company 3, Santa Monica; Postproduction: Planet Blue, Santa Monica;Executive Producer: Milt Alvarez; Producer: George Sanchez; Visual EffectsSupervisor/Artist: Maury Rosenfeld; Inferno Artist/Online Editor: MattWelch.