Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My commercial premieres tonight!

If you happen to be watching American Idol tonight (and I wont hold it against you if you do) keep an eye out for the commercial I directed for State Farm insurance featuring characters from Pixar's "Cars".

Okay, it's a commercial, not high art, but it was a lot of fun to work on and I think it turned out really well. My first directing gig at Pixar and all the talented people around me made me look good! I wasn't involved in the story development but I directed the layout, animation, lighting, fx, editing and sound, and I animated a couple shots in there, too. I'll post a Quicktime of the commercial to this blog sometime after the premiere.


At 11:07 AM, Blogger Multi said...

cool! congratulation!

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Wesley said...

Will definately tune in...congrats!

At 9:06 PM, Blogger Hans said...

Congrats Victor, it looked great! I was only watching it to see the "Cars" commercial!........aaargh ok...I'm a big American Idol buff....there it is, I said it!!! but the "cars" commercials was deffinitely a big bonus:) Now I'm just waiting for you to direct a Pixar feature, cause I'm sure that day will come and I wanna work on it!;) I'm not saying this to get my nose brown, but I wanna give you great kudos, because I think you have some of the same things I love about Brad Bird, a great eye for small details and subtle movements that build interesting and entertaining character. One example is the scene in "The Incredibles" where Syndrome wipes his nose and does that little flick with his hand. I love that stuff!

I know you can't talk much about it, but I'm guessing, since you're not on the "Rat" movie you're probably working on "Toy Stoty 3" after it has returned to it's rightful owner. Would Pixar have done a third "Toy Story" if Disney hadn't started it?

Well, congrats again and take care,


At 10:21 AM, Blogger BrandonBeckstead said...

wow man, great to hear!

At 5:06 PM, Blogger Eleven Hearts said...

congratulations, I like your style very much. I love the fact that acid face on the t-shirt has one eye:) I'll watch the commercial tonite..

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Sean MacNeil said...

That's awesome news that you're getting to do some directing Victor!!

Way to go!

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Hans said...

Hey Victor,

I see your point about directing a feature. Although I'm sure it's extremely rewarding when it's all over, I'm also sure it's very nervebreaking and stressful from the day you start the project till the day it opens in the theaters. How are things going with your own short "Big Bang" by the way?

Have a great day,


At 3:23 PM, Blogger bschulz said...

bah - in the words of chick hicks..."no YOU rock...and ya know that." haha.

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Saw the ad at least a few times this weekend and halfway through the first viewing I remembered that you might just be the director of what I was seeing. Just came back to the site to make sure, and sure enough, it was yours. Very cool stuff. I have my 4 year old all revved up to see the film (of course, I'm more excited than he is).



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