Friday, April 11, 2008

Chris Palmer's Last Shoot



Arguably Britain's best commercials director of the last few years, Chris Palmer, has made his last ad.

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Creatives: Howard Green and Pablo Videla

28 comments:

]-[appy Thought said...

Should have been a smaller gun. When he pulled that cannon out of his bag he totally fumbled it, ruining the surprise. Although it was saved by Palmer asking if he can make oranges more "orangeyer" in post. Heh.

Anonymous said...

here's a hypothetical question.
let's just say, for the sake of argument, that you were judging d and ad telly yesterday.
what two ads would you have given pencils to?

Anonymous said...

shut up you loser
not yours

Lunar BBDO said...

Scamp. We've got to email before putting up the stuff Paul send us.

Now I'm going to have to post that dreadful Eastenders Jackson 5 ad and slag it off just so we don't match.

;-)

Anonymous said...

Post modern. Self referential. Shit.

Anonymous said...

Of course it's self referential you muppet

George said...

Anon 10:01 - Gorilla and Sony Play Doh. Sorry to choose the cliches, but they are cliches for a reason aren't they....

Anonymous said...

Cake and Gorilla, obv.

Why, do you know something we don't? Something surprising? Is it a pencil for the brilliant Thorntons ad made by the great Harmony Korine and that excellent agency SH**?

Anonymous said...

i tried going to the link saatchi.com/NDS2008 but it's not working.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes - and of course the Thorntons ad! Black Pencil for that one!

Ted said...

Childish.

Anonymous said...

Who shot that one Ted?

Anonymous said...

omg i woz there, it woz well scary!

Anonymous said...

Whoever this murderer is I don't think he'll get away with it. You can clearly see his face in some of it and there are several witnesses who I'm sure could pick him out in a line up. It just goes to prove, crime does not pay.

J said...

Why do all creative awards, events, etc are always advertised with jokes involving violence or sex always so over the top? I find it obvious and boring.

Nothing against this particularly, though.

Rachel said...

So what was the ad he was 'creating' supposed to be for? What products would you guys use this premise?

Anonymous said...

I want to comment on the blog survey but there is nowhere to do so, so I am going to comment on it here:

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO ADVERTISING that the earliest that it might even be asked if people leave is before 6?

Where's the 4.30 option? Where's the morning scotch? Where's the afternoon kipping?

Donald Draper would not approve.

Anonymous said...

i'm guessing this is a promo for an award show and not CP's actual last ad.

it was long my most fervent wish to work for c. palmer. even had lunch with him. and i'm an american. so, you know.

chris palmer has truly done it all. great creative career...great agency...great directorial career.

i'd recommend you temporarily redirect your clearly UK-innate need to worship someone away from Juan Cabral and towards a fellow Anglo-Saxon with equally good hair. Christopher Palmer.

Anonymous said...

i said: it was long my most fervent wish to work FOR c. palmer


i meant: it was long my most fervent wish to work WITH c. palmer

though it's funny to imagine CP having lunch with a PA who's considering "using" him.

Fake Kevin Keegan said...

That was OK, up until the gun came out.

Then it turned to lame rubbish.

Hazwad said...

That Harry Potter can't act for shit.

The Fasion Police said...

He did deserve to get shot.
For wearing such a stupid hat.

rjhayter said...

Hey Scamp – see Metro this morning? The story about Miami being covered in foam bubbles for the next Sony ad? Does that rate as truth on your 'Juan-o-meter'?

Anonymous said...

It's not from Juan, it's from his swedish pets.

Anonymous said...

Sony Foam City...

http://www.sony.co.uk/images

Yawn.

Anonymous said...

Images like no other?

Mildly disappointing adverts like no other?

rjhayter said...

Running.out.of.relevant.ideas.like.no.other

rjhayter said...

Just had a look at the Sony site... It's EXACTLY the same idea as 'balls', but it's foam. That's a bit on the crap side, isn't it? And it appears to be for Sony's digital still cameras... but foam lacks contrast and solidity...so perhaps the tag line will be 'really.difficult.to.auto.focus.on.like.no.other'