A commission by the American Advertising Federation to create a short intro video for the 2012 ADDY Awards Gala held at St. Petersburg’s Salvador Dali Museum.
Using the Buñuel/Dalí film “Un Chien Andalou” as visual inspiration, this video was crafted—a single take showcase of history’s most famous “freaky geniuses”. From the earliest sketches of cavemen to the tortured “artiste” of Van Gogh; Houdini’s great escape to Einstein’s theory of relativity… a visual timeline was played out as cinematic tableaus, all in one long, three and a half minute take.
Utilizing found objects to create a homemade, “sweded” look and using Tampa bay’s Armature Works as a backdrop, the production (made on a shoestring budget) was designed, fabricated and constructed by the infinitely talented Ruston Head.
A cast of over 30 Bay Area actors rounded out the ensemble, along with cameo appearances by local ad agency owners and even members of the AAF, themselves.
Shot with the Red Epic X and Steadicam.