A few months back our MINI-enthusiast friend sent me a link to MINI’s new commercial. The concept of the ad was “minimalism” and was communicated in a simple metaphor using markers. The MINI, played by a fine tipped, precision marker was being chased by (but easily out-running) a host of heavy-tipped ink-guzzling markers that bled everywhere, but then quickly ran out of ink. The MINI was agile and fast, used minimal ink, and very cleverly manipulated the fat markers into creating a masterpiece. The caption on MINI’s YouTube channel aptly describes it as “a breathtaking race between David against Goliath”.
What I loved about it was the action, complete with some Matrix-style slow-mo moves!
Have a look:
And as you’d expect, what appears to be a simple concept in the commercial really took a lot of planning and was quite complex to execute. I was happy to find “Making of MINIMALISM” on MINI’s channel as well.
For those of you who enjoy the real action (behind the scenes), enjoy:
Nicely done!!…as usual.