Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

from the Argentinian Werewolf, the Lobizon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


how many different ways can you say something using the same words?

11th Hour

See what I mean by 11th-Hour Ideas being the best?

See the rest here:

Errol Morris Launches 11th-Hour Obama Ads

Products for assignment 4

Super glue.
Bottle opener.
the North face backpacks.
Post it notes.

Clever Art Direction

Alka Seltzer Campaign

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Try Some Drugs

veet hair remover
chiquita bananas
kiwi shoe polish
cheeky monkey cloth diapers
louisiana hot sauce
dr. scholl's odor destroyers
clean & clear oil absorbing sheets

Click here to try drugs

Very cool digital effects work

The Unfinished Swan - Tech Demo 9/2008 from Ian Dallas on Vimeo.


Good Year - timing belts
Microsoft - Zune
Dasiy - baby monitor
Behr - house paint
Garmin - car GPS
Timex Ironman - sports watch
Zenita - motion sensing porch light
Honeywell - air purifier
scan disk - jump drive
Puritan - Mens' Reversible Genuine Leather Belt

Here's some cool products I found.

Barack Obama
Folgers Simply Smooth (soft for the stomach coffee)
American Apparel
Credit Card Cutlery
Tokyo Flash
Terracycle Worm Poop Fertilizer
Purina Cat Food

Ideas for products to advertise

Flea Dip - for dogs
Rhumba  - vacuum cleaner
Zoomback - Dog GPS locator
AeroGarden - Indoor flower/herb growing system
Pure Ion - Air Cleaning system
Panasonic KP380 - Pencil sharpener
Stanley soft touch stapler - manual stapler

Any comments?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Here are a bunch of different directions, any ideas, thoughts?

As per Jamie's suggestion:

Monday, October 27, 2008


and a crappy ad for the shooting gallery.


This is so incredibly horrible.

looking for sugestions

Okay well here is one of my Ads for SIGG. I also included the original photo for reference. Let me know if you have any suggestions.


Very cool digital effects work

The Unfinished Swan - Tech Demo 9/2008 from Ian Dallas on Vimeo.

Shoot pics

Pictures from my Super Bowl commercial shoot. Don't miss the Porsche Pursuit vehicle I told you guys about. The crew in the last pic: LtoR-Paul Cameron - DP...shot Collateral, Man on Fire etc.; Daniel Kleinman - Director, Jack Westerholt - Writer, JR Dixon - Agency producer, William Bartlett - FX Supervisor, Glenn Dady - CD

Tools for your trade

Kiran here...with my long overdue recommendation on cameras and printers that will serve you well and not cost you a kidney. I'd suggest finding them used on Ebay.

Camera: LUMIX FZ5/FZ7/FZ8
All the benefits and control of a SLR in a very compact package. I've had the FZ5 since 2003 and have no regrets. You can also shoot quicktime movies. It has a killer 12x zoom, and a Leica lens.

Printer: Canon i9100/i9900
The 9100 has 6 inks and the 9900 has 8...all individual cartridges that will save you a ton of money. Printer heads are available for around 75$ so you can breathe life into an old printer if you need to.

If all you can afford is a letter sized printer, I'll teach you how to mount two sheets together to make a 11x17 ad. Ask me in class.

Buying a good camera and printer will serve you well in the long run. It'll save you time, money and free you from the ineptitude of Kinko's employees.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I love the simplicity of the animation, you’ll definitely need some sound to get the feel for it though.

This last one is one of my favorites of all times.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are You The Next Don Lafontaine?


Are you the next Don LaFontaine? Now’s your chance to prove your mettle in an audio challenge that puts your creativity and reflexes to the test.

Two Classics

The Mountain and the Motorcycle

The cat is so high he sells his lawnmower on eBay.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tomorrow — Make-up Class Part Deux

Hi geniuses,

Kiran and I have, er, graciously agreed to make up for last week’s missed class and have one-on-ones at TM tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16 @ 6:30.

Please, if you’re not going to make it, email us your work so we can see how it’s coming along.

But I do seriously recommend that you come and take advantage of our one-on-one critiques. It will help you move your campaigns along and get to a better place.

So. Tomorrow. Be in the lobby at 6:15. At 6:30 I’ll take you guys up in the elevator. We’ll probably be on the 19th floor this time so you can play ping pong/watch TV/do whatever while you wait for your critique. Shouldn’t take long.

Oh, and bring all your work up to this point, even if you haven’t done anything further with it since we last saw it. Just so Kiran and I have an idea of where you are.

Thanks, and see you tomorrow. Call my office number if you have any questions.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Scary then Funny then just plain weird.

skip this one to minute 2:40

Midget Sarah Palin

What's your poo telling you?

With all the poop jokes in this class, this book is a must read. A hilarious look at what is really going on inside with medical explanations, written by a doctor, for all the various experiences we've all had. Packed with over 2 dozen crowd favorites like The Log Jam, The Glass Shard, The Deja Poo and The Hanging Chad.

What's Your Poo Telling You?


Monday, October 13, 2008

Walk it Out

Merchants of Cool

Sunday, October 12, 2008


It helps you go to the toilet. If you don't use it, you'll get cancer and die.

The 48-Hour Drill

Hi geniuses,

Here's the deal. Since a lot of you were polishing your first campaign/still trying to figure out your second campaign, Kiran and I decided it would be appropriate to give you a couple days' rest.

Now we get to see how well you do in a quick-turnaround situation. Whoopee! It's just like what happens at agencies all the time.

So those of you who just had Quikrete, your new product is Arrowhead Mills All Natural Cereal:

Those of you who had Lactaid, your new product is Sigg aluminum water bottles:

I realize you have only 48 hours. That's why we're calling this the 48-hour drill." Just do your best, have fun, and be smart about it. If an idea doesn't clearly communicate a single, compelling benefit, don't waste time with it. Move on. This will be a good learning experience for you.

Come on! Isn't this fun? You get to see how quickly you can think on your feet. See how much you can do in this short of a time period. Surprise yourself. Impress Kiran. Make me smile instead of groan.

Thanks. You're going to be okay. Trust me.

7 ideas, 21 comps.



Assignment 3???

It's Sunday...
Do we have a new assignment?
Haven't gotten an e-mail.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Inside Obama's E-mails

from The Onion.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

updated text

reworked text, logo, and placement.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


With or without footprint, also added grunge to the shoe

The shoes themselves are a really metallic silver, having a little  trouble making them look increibly dirty, but hopefully what grunge they have now lends to the  age of the cement


Hi geniuses,

I hate to do this to you, again. But I hear you guys are struggling, a lot of you anyway, with this latest assignment.

So I’m giving you two extra days, and canceling tomorrow’s class. We can have a make-up when Kiran’s in town.

I want you to turn your campaigns in Thursday by 6 p.m. at my office, less than a block away from UCD.

And I mean as done as they can be. Full-color, finished, and polished.

I know you all have a class on Thursday evening. That’s why I’m choosing 6 p.m... To give you time to get to your other class. I’d give you more time, but it’s simply not going to be possible.

Friday morning you’ll get your new assignment, and hopefully we’ll start meeting regularly again next week. Those of you who feel like you’re struggling need to be contacting me and Kiran more often. You know who you are. It can only help, right?

Wish me luck. I have a big presentation to Nationwide tomorrow—the idea some of you saw last Friday at the agency. Let’s hope they like it.

Enjoy your second stay of execution this semester.

Talk to me or comment if you have questions.

Derek wanted me to post this.

And i Wanted to Post this:

Monday, October 6, 2008


Random one

Just a random one I could not resist "playing" with from the photo shot this morning.....

Any Thoughts?

the full three...

An actual real life lactaid add

I found this online, part of a companies portfolio. ummmmmmmmmm.......

Thoughts, opinions, suggestions?

Those of you that were there friday know that I had to rethink my campaign and come up with a new one, here's what I got..

My tag line will be "We told you it was fast."

(I'm a little unsure about my shadow on the shoe)

I'm struggling to come up with a third ad, I was thinking about having a dog pulling at a Frisbee that had been thrown into the cement and dried up.

Please, don't hold anything back I want all suggestions and comments, feel free to tear me up.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


cool advertising. DHL

click on lolrus

Friday, October 3, 2008

we all love milk

try not to yawn

Desert Prada

Some people in class were asking me about this last night, and yes it does exist. I myself was unaware of its existence until on my way to California I happened to pass it on a lonely stretch of desert highway, far from the interstate. It was a classic double take, pull the car over with a screeching halt type of moment.
The project was built to fade back into nature, and at some point the store looted and trashed. (artist statement or an excuse to abandon upkeep?) At any rate it makes a striking visual and it is very interesting how people have gravitated to it with their own forms of artistic ritualized expressions.
Anyways here are some photos I took....