GALLERY 07: Hewlett Packard - Bang & Olufsen

An extraordinary and beautifully crafted piece of film for this sleek hi-fi brand that avoids the familiar visual cliches used to depict sound. The spot illustrates sounds of normal life rather than music, from dogs barking to kids playing - there's not a trace of Disney's Fantasia here. Surprisingly, there was also no animation involved in the production, despite the impressive effects.

Shot in a park, the live action footage was then transformed in post-production using rotascoping to create the futuristic cityscape background.

Product/client: Hewlett Packard

Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

720 California Street

San Francisco CA 94108


T: +1 415 392 0669

F: +1 415 399 1305


Creative Directors: Steve Simpson, Steve Lukes

Agency Producer: Hilary Bradlely

Art Director: Steve Goldblatt

Writer: Mike McCommon

Production company: Passion Pictures

25-27 Riding House Street

London W1P 7PB

T: +44 20 7323 9933

F: +44 20 7323 9030


Director: Tim Hope

Producer: Russell McLean

Director of Photography: Alex Barber

Post-production company: Glassworks

Top Floor

33-34 Gt Pulteney Street

London W1R 3DE

T: +44 20 7434 1182

F: +44 20 7434 1183


Editor: Tony Kearns; Swordfish

Music: "Song #1"; DJ Krush Sony

Flame Artist: Duncan Horne

Sound Design: Stimmung

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