A nice little stop-motion viral to get your Monday started right. The project was conceived by The Viral Factory to promote the Samsung F480s drag-and-drop interface, and unlike most virals, it actually relates in a meaningful way to the product it promotes.
I find it a little funny that the term “viral” is hanging on. I guess it still functions as a descriptor of production value and writing style. If someone said to me, “I want a commercial about a squirrel piloting a rocket to Mars,” I’d imagine a CG extravaganza directed by Michael Bay. But if they said, “I want a viral about a squirrel piloting a rocket to Mars,” I’d imagine sock puppets shot on a HandyCam. I’d also imagine a smaller budget and far, far fewer explosions.
Thanks for the tip, Jim!