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recently completed work on Targetâ€™s â€œAll Things Merryâ€? campaign. The campaign was directed by frequent Brickyard collaborators Dayton/Faris of Bob Industries, and features six :30 spots currently airing nationwide: â€œMrs. Claus Ainâ€™t Got Nothing On Me,â€? â€œYouâ€™ll Never Find My Christmas,â€? â€œElectronica Santa,â€? â€œPower Cord Christmas,â€? â€œTiny Treeâ€? and â€œToy Jackpot.â€?
The â€œAll Things Merryâ€? campaign illustrates various characters going about their holiday preparation with ease â€“ decorating for a holiday party, stringing outdoor lights and wrapping childrenâ€™s presents â€“ to promote Target as a one-stop-shop for the holidays. Brickyard designed and executed pre-visualization, color enhancements and additional finishing work for the campaign.
Central to Brickyardâ€™s work on the campaign was digitally replicating a super mom as she seemingly accomplishes ten things at once to prepare for the holidays in â€œMrs. Claus Ainâ€™t Got Nothing On Me.â€? Lead VFX artist Mandy Sorenson explains: â€œOur team helped map out this particular spot weeks in advance. We worked with Dayton/Faris to create a pre-visualization of the shot which helped us choreograph the multiple moms and determine the framing and camera movements to best tell the story. On set, the pre-visualization was used as a guideline for setting up the motion control, the momsâ€™ actions and the progression of the roomâ€™s dÃ©cor that was a continual build as the spot played.â€?
In addition, Brickyard composited select shots in â€œPower Cord Christmas,â€? a spot featuring a variety of Christmas lights adorning everything from a barn to a basketball hoop, as well as an epic shot of multiple lit Christmas trees along a waterfront. All effects work for the campaign was completed on Autodesk Flame, with pre-visualization on Autodesk Maya.
About Brickyard VFX
With offices in Boston and Santa Monica, Brickyard VFX specializes in the creation of high end Visual Effects, Graphics and CG for Commercials, Film and New Media. Artist owned and operated, the company was founded in 1999 to bring clients a level of customer service, craftsmanship and focus difficult to find at facilities today. Brickyardâ€™s creative expertise on set and in the studio has been applied to model, animate, light, texture, track, color correct and render seamless digital effects for Volvo, Budweiser, T-Mobile, NBA, Visa, Sprint and many other accounts. For more information, please call Brickyard VFX Pacific at (310) 453-5722, Brickyard VFX Atlantic at (617) 262-3220, or visit
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Target â€œAll Things Merryâ€? Campaign
Spot Titles: Tiny Tree, Toy Jackpot, Mrs. Claus Ain’t Got Nothing On Me, Power Cord Christmas, Theyâ€™ll Never Find My Christmas, Electronica Santa
Visual Effects: Brickyard VFX
Lead VFX Artist: Mandy Sorenson
VFX Artists: Patrick Poulatian, Chris Sonia
Shoot Supervision: Mandy Sorenson
Executive Producer: Jeff Blodgett
VFX Producer/Head of Production: Diana Young
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Creative Director: Rob Thompson & Don Shelford
Agency Producer: Kevin Diller
Copywriter: Dan Kroeger
Production Company: Bob Industries
Director: Jonathan Dayton / Valerie Faris
Director of Photography: Christophe Lanzenberg
Production Design/Art Direction: Victoria Morris
Executive Producer: T.K. Knowles, Chuck Ryant, John Oâ€™Grady
Producer: Bart Lipton
Editor: Tommy Harden
Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld