CASE STUDY OF

ADIDAS
PULSEBOOST HD & ULTRABOOST19

ROLE: CREATIVE DIRECTION, VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION

DELIVERABLE: VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHY

DATE: AUG 2019

We took charge of the Creative Direction for the launch of new Adidas running shoes, PULSEBOOST HD and ULTRABOOST 19. We produced still photography and video to promote the product on social channels specifically for the Japanese market.

BRIEF

TOKYOITES feel the “BOOST”

When you step into BOOST, you feel alive. Ready to take on anything. We were tasked with showing how it feels to run in BOOST technology telling the story from a unique and disruptive perspective. Democratizing running and mobilizing the masses to get off the couch, off their devices and feel the boost... because as we all know, feeling is believing.

APPROACH

Freedom from the notification monster

In the modern world, we can’t escape the digital stress that engulfs us, distracts us, keeps us glued to our devices instead of out in the open. Running is a stress reliever and we wanted to promote how running gives you a boost like no other. For the art direction, we wanted to try something playful and whilst the message was serious and relatable to busy Tokyoites, we wanted to show an abstract concept of a notification monster. This also hinted at the game we play against ourselves when mid run. We were tasked with trying something different, and that’s exactly what we did.

PLAY

PRODUCTION

Diverse team, Local Production

Stills for UB19 and PBHD

From the rooftops of Shinjuku to Tokyo bay, we explored the city alongside the runners enjoying the boost. Given the global direction, we were tasked with localizing specifically for the Japanese market, with Tokyo as our home and canvas. The photography has elements that are distinctly “Tokyo, Japan”- from the 止まれ signs on the streets resisting the campaigns slogan 次のー歩が止まらない TOKYOITES, FEEL THE BOOST.

Video for UB19

In bringing the concept to life, we used a mix of live action and 2D animation with the help of a talented team of partners and friends from around the world. For the art direction, we wanted to try something different, something playful. Whilst the message was serious and relatable to busy Tokyoites, we wanted to show an abstract concept of the notifications that run our lives in the abstract form of a digital notification monster. The video was specifically for Adidas Tokyo for their SNS channels, localizing and vitalizing the feeling of running in our city.

Credits

Client: adidas

Our role: CREATIVE DIRECTION, VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION

THE TEAM

Creative Director & Art Director: Takayuki Yokoyama (monopo)

Account Executive & Producer: Georgi Roberts (monopo)

Planner: Asako Tomotani (monopo)

Photographer: Steve Gaudin

Director: Robin Mahieux

DP: Ray Lavers

Editor: Luu Anh

Animation: Thibault Tresca

Color grade: Digital Domain

Sound Effect & Mix: Justin Frieden

Track: ARIANE by Else

PM: Aya Apton (monopo)

PM: Kanako Kobayashi (monopo)

Set PM: Kento Tsukamoto

PA: Tran Villageois (monopo)

Photographers Assistant: Elena Assenheimer (monopo)

AC: Takao Baba

2nd AC: Akira Rambo

HMU: Kana Asano

HMU: Sayuri Iso

Gaffer: Yosuke Shimada

Talent: Louïs Rault Watanabe

Talent: Jennifer Stolle

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