gulp! W+K creates world’s largest stop frame animation for nokia

Gulp. The world’s largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8. from Nokia HD on Vimeo.

‘Gulp’ is a short film created by Wieden + Kennedy with Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the ‘largest stop-motion animation set’, with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet. More info here.

And here’s an article about it from today’s Metro.

Metro Gulp 3 August 2011 2

Nike – ‘New Blood. New Skin’.

The Rugby World Cup is just over a month away and Team Nike Rugby here have been working on a campaign for the last few months which will help to consolidate Nike’s position in the world of rugby, build excitement around a new, more youthful and dynamic team, and also talk to a rapidly growing base of younger fans.  We’ve also been anticipating the debate which has exploded over the last few days around the new, brilliantly controversial black change kit.   The main bulk of the campaign will go live towards the end of the month just before the team leave to NZ but the first part of the campaign activity launched yesterday and today to coincide with the launch of the new kit. 

In the sport section of the Metro today we ran a long copy manifesto ad to establish Nike’s point of view on the new kit, written in response to the furore over the black kit. 

This runs alongside a single page ad featuring the new kit and our line ‘New Blood. New Skin’.  And we’ve also released the first of our films which reveals the kit in all its glory:

A combination of meticulous planning and careful crafting over the last few months as well as a calm and focussed approach to the unfolding drama over the new kit, in true W+K fashion we’ve helped Nike to establish a clear point of view and tone of voice across all of their communications which is injected with all the energy and attitude of the new England team.  With phase 1 launched successfully this week, we’re looking forward to the next stage of the campaign which will go live from the end of August.