Cinema and art have the ability to transport people into other worlds, allowing us a window into our fantasies and imaginations. “Icons,” showcases a seamless blend of camerawork, lighting and production design to take us through iconic scenes across art, cinema and pop culture in this amazing advert commissioned by The Sunday Times.
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In one continuous shot, using one main actor, an expert steadicam operator and coordinated lighting design with moving set pieces, this expertly crafted advertisement would give Super Bowl ads a run for their money. This wonderful piece takes us from Auguste Bodin’s sculpture, “The Thinker,” to Tom Hanks’ iconic portrayal in “Forrest Gump,” to television’s “Mad Men” and Michaelangelo’s “Creation of Adam,” and ending with Tarantino’s “Resevoir Dogs” and recent Grammy winners Daft Punk – all in under a minute.
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If you’re curious to see how they did it, don’t forget to check out this behind the scenes look at their shoot and check out their website.