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The beautiful escape of carbon dioxide.

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Captured at 10,000 frames per second, and shot in Australia, this ad for Schweppes by agency George Patterson Y&R is simply stunning. Accompanied by the track “To Build A Home” by The Cinematic Orchestra the 90 second spot creates the kind of inspiring, engaging, memorable and beautiful imagery that drove me to start this site.

Long time readers of this blog may have figured out by now that I have a strong belief that the commercial aspects of idents detract greatly from the creation of a successful spot. Which is why my most favorable comments are generally left to public broadcasters, or more progressive commercial stations who are willing to take the risk to create something beautiful and artistic.

From that you can probably gather that there are even fewer advertisements (purely commercial devices) that I feel strive for or attain the kind of artistic levels that some idents do. The “bouncing balls” of Sony Bravia for example is exceptionally well crafted, and traverses the gap between between ad and art, as does this amazing spot from Schweppes.

6 replies on “The beautiful escape of carbon dioxide.”

there’s a bit, early on, with 4 balloons on a bridge…VERY fake. rest is great, though.

And John, isn’t it dihydrogen oxide?…or are you alluding to someting else?

Andy, I was alluding to the tagline “Schweppervescence”, with effervescence being, among other things “the escape of carbon dioxide from carbonated water.”

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