How VFX Wizards Got The Brady Bunch Back on Screen to Sell Candy Bars

One of the more memorable moments from last night's Super Bowl—at least before the end of the fourth quarter—was the latest Snickers ad that co-opted The Brady Bunch into selling candy bars. But if you thought the ad just used some clever editing and dubbing, over on FXGuide they have a thorough break-down of the… » 2/02/15 4:50pm 2/02/15 4:50pm

Dish DVR Lets You Skip the Football And Watch Nothing But Super Bowl Ads

If you're one of the many Americans who couldn't care less which group of grown men is better at surprise bear hugs and rolling in the grass, Dish DVR is granting you a big Super Bowl surprise with Reverse AutoHop. Now, you can cut out all that garbage football from this year's Super Bowl, and gorge yourself on… » 1/29/15 3:02pm 1/29/15 3:02pm

This is what 8-year-old boys do when they're told to slap a girl

The public service announcement is emotionally manipulative and strategically pulls at the most basic things everyone likes (cute kids! young love!) and might even be scripted and is definitely edited nicely but still, the message is something that even children know to be true: Domestic violence is not okay. » 1/08/15 9:57pm 1/08/15 9:57pm

Behind the scenes video shows how 7 scenes are filmed in 1 take

Johnnie Walker has a pretty neat commercial on air these days that covers 7 different backgrounds in just one long take. It's a well choreographed and perfectly timed spot, a man is at a bar and starts walking. As he moves along, the scenery changes along with him to give him a wild journey until he's back at the bar. » 12/17/14 12:04am 12/17/14 12:04am

An Action Cam on a Spinning Car Wheel Makes for One Mesmerizing Ad

An effective commercial doesn't necessarily have to be a multi-million dollar production. Remember that Nike ad with Tiger Woods bouncing a golf ball on his club? It was supposed to be completely different until the director saw his skills on set. VW had similar luck with this ad made with nothing but an action cam… » 12/03/14 12:59pm 12/03/14 12:59pm

This Rube Goldberg machine is powered by light

It's always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it's just powered by light and lens and optics. » 9/11/14 1:01am 9/11/14 1:01am

Skydiving elephants and other animals doing crazy stunts

Watch a bunch of elephants, giraffes, turtles and ostriches doing extreme human stunts like skydiving, riding roller coasters, walking a tightrope, skateboarding a half pipe and so forth—thanks to the magic of computers, of course. » 7/12/14 12:57am 7/12/14 12:57am

I wish all ads were as good as this classic Dirt Devil commercial

I was looking at this new commercial for 66ºNorth winter jackets when I realized it's made by the same German filmmakers who made the excellent Exorcist ad for Dirt Devil. If you have never seen it, it's a must-watch. It all goes as you expect in a horror film—until the very end. » 5/27/14 8:23pm 5/27/14 8:23pm

Missing mice posters are being pasted all over New York

The Bizarre and Controversial World of Late-Night Lawyer Ads

When it's three o'clock in the morning and everything is going wrong in your life, there's a certain kind of ad you might see on basic cable. Lawyers–usually guys–promise to battle the heartless, tight-wad insurance companies on your behalf. There's disaster footage and stiff readings off of cue cards. The ads look… » 4/02/14 3:00pm 4/02/14 3:00pm

This incredibly touching ad is better than most movies

This moving commercial about Bell's whisky does more in two minutes than most movies do in two hours. Give it a try. I went in expecting nothing—I mean, it's a commercial!—and walked away gently holding my heart. It's definitely better than any commercial that aired during the Super Bowl and probably more heartwarming… » 2/08/14 12:33pm 2/08/14 12:33pm

The 98-Year-Old MS Paint Prodigy in Microsoft's Super Bowl Commercial

Remember Hal Lasko, the 98-year-old semi-blind artist who makes beautiful prints using Windows 95-era Microsoft Paint? He was in Microsoft's gorgeously sentimental commercial that aired during last Sunday's Super Bowl, as Mashable points out. Which is great, because we love the guy and his gorgeous work. » 2/08/14 10:00am 2/08/14 10:00am

Every Super Bowl Tech Ad, Ranked

Unlike recent years, 2014 saw some Super Bowl ads for tech companies that were actually... good? Inconceivable! We've gathered them all here, in easily processed ranking form. As always, all rankings are totally subjective and legally binding. » 2/03/14 10:01am 2/03/14 10:01am

That Time Mr Magoo Saved the Earth Using Incandescent Light Bulbs

Conventional incandescent bulbs are increasingly illuminati non-grata in the US, but there was once a time when they played a vital role in not just lighting American homes, but also protecting the country itself from alien invasion. » 1/03/14 8:00pm 1/03/14 8:00pm

Sony Made a Volcano Spew 8 Million Flowers For This Stunning 4K Ad

If there's one thing Sony knows how to do, it's sell its technology with cool imagery. In past commercials the company has blasted buildings with paint, sent millions of rubber balls bouncing down a street, and even unleashed a small army of Play-Doh bunnies. But this time around, Sony's dumping eight million flowers » 11/01/13 10:21am 11/01/13 10:21am

TWTIT: Mick Humphries Can Teach You to Drive

Make all the Bob the Builder jokes you want, I have never wanted to learn to handle an excavator as much as I do at this very moment. » 9/18/13 12:00am 9/18/13 12:00am

Watch How Every Dumb Tech Commercial Is Exactly the Same

People finishing each other's sentences. Indie rock. Video editing that's way too fast. CollegeHumor is spot-on in its demonstration of how every tech commercial is exactly the same. » 8/28/13 1:23pm 8/28/13 1:23pm

Haha, Microsoft Uses Siri to Make Fun of the iPad in a Commercial

Microsoft, which has been trying to force Windows Phone into the Android and iPhone conversation in its recent commercials, is going head on against Apple in its latest spot. That's not surprising (as Samsung loves to pick at Cupertino all the time), but what's hilarious is that Microsoft is using Apple's own Siri to… » 5/22/13 8:55pm 5/22/13 8:55pm

If Vine Tried to Make a Commercial About Vine Using Vine

Because Twitter wants to force lightning twice with self-imposed limitations on communication, Vine has been awkwardly limited to 6 seconds of video. But what does that 6 seconds mean? Could Vine promote Vine in 6 seconds? Could you explain what Vine is in 6 seconds? Is 6 seconds longer or shorter than you think? » 5/16/13 8:00pm 5/16/13 8:00pm

What If Buying Hard Cider Was Like Buying an Apple Product

Somersby Cider in the UK created a cheeky commercial that pokes fun of Apple product launches by imagining a world where buying hard cider is like getting a new iPhone. The Genius Bar would be a real bar and workers would talk about how many cores inside the apple, how many pits and how to use the "in to face" and… » 3/28/13 1:00am 3/28/13 1:00am