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3 April 2019

Where the magic happens.

by Syd Briscoe

Oppo: “Ingenious Factory” - 40s

Chinese phone manufacturers Oppo join the European market with a bang with this fanciful commercial. Focusing on what initially seems like a normal phone factory, things quickly take a turn for the artistic as Oppo engineers go to fantastical lengths to pack their smartphones with all kinds of desirable gubbins.

From full-sized zoom lenses shrunk down to pocket size to colourful pixels poured into the phone's casing like fancy sand, it's a tactile, stylish way to bring the wonder back into what can feel like a sterile industry. Directing team Us certainly have the brand's playful ethos down - we particularly like the miniature dragon trapped inside the screen.

Film Production: Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Us Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Ash Lockmun
Production M'ger: Katie Kennedy
Cinematographer: Ben Fordesman
Production Designer: Mark Connell
Editor: Dan Sherwen @ Final Cut
Post Production: Tamara Mennell @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Dan Sanders
VFX Shoot S'visor: Jim Radford
Colourist: George Kyriacou
Compositor: Dan Benjamin
3D VFX: Andy Steele / Marcel Ruegenberg / Alican Gorgec
Animation VFX: Jason Ivimey
Sound Designer: Tom Joyce

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