Zack Snyder is offering you the opportunity to create "Veidt Enterprises" TV commercials that could end up in the feature film WATCHMEN, scheduled to be released in theaters on March 6, 2009.
To get started, download the standard definition and/or high definition assets from the links below, and then shoot your own original TV commercial that advertises one of the products! Remember, the movie is set in 1985, so TV commercials should be in 4:3 aspect ratio (so it looks like standard TV, not widescreen) and they should be either 15, 30 or 60 seconds in length. The products are all made by "Veidt Enterprises," and you can download the product logos for your use as well.
Make your TV commercial in NTSC standard definition (720x486) or higher resolution, upload it, and then others can vote on your work. The contest ends on June 2, 2008. The 40 finalists will win signed posters from Zack Snyder. The top five finalists from user votes will win High-Definition Canon Vixia HG10 camcorders. Up to 20 of Zack's favorite finalists will win $1000.00, and have a chance to be included in the WATCHMEN feature film itself.
Contest Website: http://youtube.com/watchmenmovie
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?
For more information visit: http://watchmenmovie.com/
Here are a few invitations you may use to join:
LinkedIn Ads of the World group
LinkedIn Advertising Professionals group
Ads of the World members who have registered at least 30 days ago are all pre-approved to these two groups!
Intrusive and in-your-face, ambient ads are set to sweep the advertising world and consumers off their feet with highly contextual ads found everywhere in public places, from store and street floors, to restrooms, escalators and buildings.
For its new book on outstanding ambient ads, Page One Publishing is now looking for projects that successfully bring together ingenuity, interactivity, execution and effectiveness. The book offers a platform for the creatives behind brilliant ambient ad projects, while bringing wider publicity for the featured ads.
We welcome all designers, creative agencies and companies to submit their creative and eye-catching ambient ads, and to be part of a publication that will entertain and inspire consumers and advertising professionals alike.
Submissions deadline is 15 March 2008. We look forward to seeing your projects!
Selected works will be featured in a full-colour, 240-page, 210 X 280 mm hardcover book entitled ADapt, which will be published and distributed worldwide in September 2008.
Please send a brief write-up of the ad along with a few sample images to:
Li Jen Tan
Ads of the World gets mention in Macworld magazine! Thank you! :)
Ads of the World: This site has been around for a while, but I overlooked its usefulness for a while before I realized what an incredibly inspirational design resource it is. Ads of the World is sort of like an online version of the Communication Arts magazines you’ll see floating around every design shop and ad agency in the world. AOW puts on display some of the most unique and creative ad agency work from around the world. While the work is all user-submitted, it must pass through a tough panel of judges in order to end up on display. Of particular interest to American designers is the visual freedom designers have in other parts of the world. Something we could only dream of, or not, as the case may be.
The clip includes interviews with Creative Producer, Juan Cabral from Fallon, Animation Director Darren Walsh from Passion Pictures and Director Frank Budgen from Gorgeous and gives you a behind-the-scenes peak into the incredibly painstaking production process!