Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Crayons in US Cellular Commercial!!!


I was commissioned by Publicis & Hal Riney to work on a US Cellular commercial. It was a great collaborative experience. I LOVE the result, the shots, the music, everything! I believe the commercial will air this month nationwide. Unfortunately not in Seattle, but you can view it here! This is a 30 sec spot and starts about 10 seconds in... the earlier video I posted has been put on hold for now until it airs. :)

A great big thanks to:
Adam Koppel, Richard North and Debbie Chin of Hal Riney Publicis.

Kevin Berve the wonderful gentleman who did the molds and melting... I'm glad we had a chance to connect. I hope you and your wife get to visit Vietnam one of these days!

**Update**
Some behind the scenes photos
Images of the crayons involved

24 comments:

mustard said...

congratulations!!!

agreencat said...

Omg!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

molly norris said...

beautiful.
art conquers capitalism whilst benefiting from it.
a FEAT!

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Mustard!

Thanks CAT XD

haha... can we call it Artpitolism ;)

Anonymous said...

Splendid!

Mehmet :)

sugardoll said...

amazing! what a great work you'v done! congrats*

Lisa Bosques said...

Awesome! Congratulations, great commercial!

Ian Lucero said...

That turned out great! Good work Diem. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Very happy to know that so many people will want to know who made those beautiful Crayola people and pets. Congratulations Diem.

Barbara Dunshee said...

Fantastic idea. The upright un-melting was brilliant. Congratulations!

Pat said...

Fabulous! I'm so glad your work is getting the recognition it deserves!

TR said...

What a great opportunity. Congrats!

Tammie

Strath said...

That's so cool! Congrats.

Betty said...

Congratulations! That is a cool commercial.

grace_art said...

That was really lovely. What a terrific experience that must have been!

harold hollingsworth said...

fantastic stuff!

Marcia I. said...

Magical ~ love your characters!

servmast2 said...

Very nice job. I think the art, voice and the sounds are perfect.

Kevin C. McCarthy said...

Totally Rad.

matermatrixmother said...

whoa, I just saw this because of the AT newsletter. Fantastic!! I just really wish it had your name at the end. But people are seeking you out because of it??

Diem Chau said...

Thanks Mandy :)
Good seeing today in Ballard!
They can't include my name because of time and other constraints... usually commercials don't have credits. But if it's mentioned in any formal matter then they'd credit me for the crayons.
From my experience and conversations with the team I worked with they are a company of high integrity. They've worked with other artists before and I think it's a path they're not afraid to go down.
I really like the Beringer wine commercial they did with paper cutting animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFtoLBaJPS0

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I was sitting at a bar in Milwaukee, and a guy next to me said, "Look at those cool carved crayons." OMG! It was so exciting to see your work so far from home.
--Pratt fan, Taryn Coles

diem said...

That's the best comment ever! Go Milwaukee! :)

Tiffany said...

I saw this on TV the other day and knew it was your work! Huge congratulations!!!