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Motion graphics have become a very popular vehicle for advertising.  If you don’t know exactly what I mean by motion graphics, check out the video Apple commissioned.  This caught my attention for various reasons. In terms of brand it seems to be spot on in trying to relate to the consumer emotionally. The animation is flawless and simple, devoid of obtrusive color.  Something this simple might seem easy, but it’s obvious a lot of time and thought was put into creating this spot. The words are accompanied by moving shapes and lines, which help to keep it interesting as well as fell a particular word. For instance, take the transition between the words “delight” and “surprise” as the word changes the background changes from black to white, adding a visual element of surprise.
The graphics are what initially drew me to this spot, but what really helped hold water for me was the sound design and foley. If you watch the spot with the sound turned off, its easy to see just how much the sound helps sell the black dots moving like bouncy balls. The sound effects under the motion graphics are also extremely high quality and crisp sounding, which really work well with the brand. The ending is even more fitting for an all motion graphic spot, because Apple’s signature is not typical cursive font. “Designed by Apple in California” is unique and can be found on just about any one of their products. These are all of the minute details combined together to create a perfect piece, something that usually cannot be managed unless given to a team of people passionate for perfection in their work. In my opinion, the people at Buck who helped create this spot got everything right.

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If there’s anyone who can honestly say, “Been there, done that,” it’s Rob. After traveling the world for seven years in his 20’s, Rob went to LA and started working in film production. Then it was off to New York, where he learned how to program, which eventually brought him back home to Louisville to build websites. At Current360, Rob heads up our in-house production studio, creating all things digital for our clients — videos, commercials, radio spots, and a lot more. 

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