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Low-End Laptops to Keep VGA Camera Forever

PRNewswire: "Analysts predict that 20% of embedded notebook cameras will remain at VGA resolutions for the foreseeable future, due to cost considerations in the entry-level market," said Jason Chiang, product marketing manager at OmniVision. "By introd...

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Samsung Campaign Showcases Apollo 11 Documentary to Launch Global QLED 8K TV



Samsung has today announced the launch of its global “TV Is Making History Again” campaign to celebrate the newly released QLED 8K TV, created in partnership with adam&eveNYC

The “Making History Again” campaign, which first aired on May 15 in the US, draws its story from the Apollo 11 moon landings of 50 years ago. A 60-second TV spot shows how the world gathered together to witness 1969’s historic moment of human achievement on televisions around the world. This is then brought forward to the modern day as we witness those same characters watch this era-defining moment 50 years later, now in stunning resolution and full color, on the new Samsung QLED 8K TV.

As part of the campaign, Samsung has partnered with Statement Films and CNN on the “Apollo 11” documentary. This feature film created from newly-discovered, never-before-seen 65mm and 70mm archival footage from NASA and the National Archives and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, remastered into a remarkable 8K film, and premiered at film festivals and in IMAX theaters. As part of the partnership, the :60 spot will also air within CNN’s broadcast premiere of the documentary.

“TV technology has been essential in bringing the world together to experience critical moments in modern history,” said Grace Dolan, Vice President, Home Entertainment Demand Generation, Samsung Electronics America. “As we mark the 50th anniversary of Samsung Electronics and the first steps on the moon by a human, it’s only fitting that our “Making History” QLED 8K TV commercial and multimedia campaign with CNN celebrates the past while giving a glimpse into how Samsung will continue to bring people together in the future through the power of 8K.”

David Brown & Daniel Bonder, ECDs, adam&eveNYC added: “Apollo 11 was one of those unforgettable moments where the world came together to watch something beyond anything they’d seen before . Samsung QLED 8K TV is allowing a new generation to experience the power seeing something truly groundbreaking.”

In addition to “Making History Again” creative running across broadcast, OLV, digital, in-store and social, the cross-platform campaign also includes globally-produced branded content featuring astronaut Scott Kelly, and a globally-led sponsorship of a three-part digital video series spotlighting a new generation of female leaders who are determining where the next great discoveries will be made, developing the groundbreaking technology to send humanity to the farthest reaches of the universe, and tapping a younger, more diverse recruiting pipeline that is opening doors for the next crop of dreamers.


Credits

Client: Samsung
Brand: Consumer Electronics
Project name: QLED 8K

Clients:
Jesse Coulter, CCO
Grace Dolan, VP of Marketing, Demand Generation
Brian Choi, Director of Marketing, Demand Generation
Nicole Murakami, Marketing Manager

Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim
Executive Creative Directors: David Brown, Daniel Bonder
Associate Creative Directors: Jordy Molloy, Toby Kennedy
Head of Design: Mitch Horton

Agency Head of Production: Victoria Bennett
Agency Associate Producer: Erica Serio
Digital Production: Sion Prys

Group Strategy Director: Stuart Harrison
Comms Strategy Director: Lindsay Orosco

Managing Director: James Rowe
Group Account Director: Lily Waters
Account Supervisor: Erin Brogan

Media agency: Starcom

Production company: Pulse Films
Global President: Davud Karbassioun
Producer: George Saunders
Director: James Marsh
D.O.P: Alwin Küchler

Editing Company: Work Editorial
Editor: Neil Smith
Post Production: The Mill
Post Producer: Luis Martin
VFX Supervisor: Kshitij Khanna
2D Artist: Krissy Nordella
Colorist: Fergus McCall

Composer: Benjamin Wallfisch
Music Supervision & Licensing: North America - R 3 D Music (ASCAP), Global Du Vinage Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Audio Post Production: Wave Studios
Sound Design: Aaron Reynolds


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FT: 15% of Sony CIS Sales Go to Huawei

FT discusses the US ban on components sale to Huawei. As Panasonic and Toshiba halt shipping their chips to the Chinese company, a question arises about Sony image sensors. They are used in all Huawei flagship phones and are difficult to substitute.Wh...

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Aurora Buys Blackmore

Techcrunch, Wired, Forbes: Aurora, an AI self-driving startup that recently raised $530M in Round B, acquires Montana-based 10 year-old FMCW Doppler LiDAR developer Blackmore. The 70 Blackmore employees will join the 250 Aurora's engineers and technici...

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Neymar Jr. Show off His ‘Spirit’ in Latest Campaign for Diesel


Diesel Fragrances and Neymar Jr., accompanied by Buzzman, give us their definition of bravery for the launch of a new fragrance, “Spirit of the Brave”. Spread in North-America, South-America and Europe, the campaign was launched on May 19th.

Within just 10 years, football player Neymar Jr. has become a star. Exposed to millions of fans, journalists and opponents, each of his gestures is photographed, shared and scrutinized, every word he utters gets analyzed and tweeted.

So what exactly is being brave when you are Neymar Jr, one of the biggest stars in the world?

By relying on the codes of entertainment, the film intends to define what sticks most to Neymar Jr.’s skin: his tattoos. He has more than 70, each illustrating an important event of his life. Neymar Jr.’s tattoos not only tell his story, they reveal his personality.

They come to life under the direction of multi-awarded Canadian director and photographer Mark Zibert, to illustrate THE definition of bravery: never take yourself too seriously, never stop playing even in front of your greatest fears.

A unique and very personal film, in the image of the Spirit of The Brave fragrance co-created by Neymar Jr., the bottle of which is inspired by one of his iconic tattoos. Shaped as a fist, it displays the lion Neymar Jr. wears on his own hand, a symbol of self-confidence and bravery.

This campaign, supported by a display coverage also photographed by Mark Zibert, will be deployed in several countries as of May 19th including France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, the US and of course Brazil. @neymarjr and @dieselfragrances are its first media, orchestrating reveals and conversation with their fans, as well as future fans of the fragrance.

#playwithyourfears

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