COMING UP: A BRAND NEW AND SHINY OFFER FROM THE CHAIN STORE OPTICIAN BRILLELAND. IN COOPERATION WITH THE ADVERTISING AGENCY KITCHEN, HOCUS FOCUS HAS CREATED A FILM BASED ON STILL IMAGES.
This is yet another challenging and diverting part of Hocus Focus' portfolio, namely to bring graphic elements to life. The message from Brilleland is loud and clear: If you are in need of glasses of any kind, you can simply not afford to let this deal pass you by. And the deal is easy peasy, because you get three pairs of glasses to the cost of one. To rephrase: Buy one pair of glasses and you will also get one pair of sunglasses and a gift voucher you might give to a friend or as a present to your aunt, your cousin or a great grandmother. It sounds great and it is spelled out in graphics of the colours pink, green and blue. In addition you can save until 800 Norwegian kroner on progressive glasses (perhaps most interesting for that great grandmother...). From the producer Caroline Werring Otnes and the post production team from Hocus Focus with post producer Jon Anders Klausen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Remember that here comes the sun, so run for your money. Or take a closer look at www.brilleland.no
THE ONE AND ONLY ANNE-KAT HÆRLAND IS BACK WITH A NEW TELEVISION TALKSHOW. A NEW SHOW MEANS A NEW VIGNETTE.
Director Are Kleivan and producer and photographer Thomas Løkkeberg have made a visually sparkling and sprinkling vignette with a dash of glamour. The image of Anne-Kat as the femme fatal with the sharpest tongue in Norway is well taken care of. She appears in soft focus and seductive colours, as she takes a bite of a shining star. She is blond, she is pretty and she is dangerous. A continuous threat to a whole nation. The first program was aired at TVNorge in February with surprisingly few viewers. No more than 193 000 saw the premiere (is that really so bad and compare to what?). The hope and intention was to establish the Anne-Kat program as the new humour flagship of the channel. But come one, give the grand lady a break and some time to find the shape and form and viewers. To conclude, we cannot be bothered with what was called the opening crisis for Anne-Kat. She is still the bravest and meanest of us all, slagging off everyone from Erna Solberg to Tone Damli. Take a look for yourself, and tune in Anne-Kat. Post produced by Hocus Focus and Jon Anders Klausen. Online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen.
ANY NATION WITH SELF-RESPECT HAS ITS OWN CHOCOLATE FACTORY AND TRADITIONAL CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS - THIS IS HOW THE NIDAR COMPANY INTRODUCES ITSELF AND WE SIMPLY MUST AGREE.
Established in 1912 and with a history of more than a hundred year, Nidar is the leading supplier of sweets in Norway. With this vividly in mind, it is quite understandable why a brilliant animation film is made to promote Nidar Favoritter (= the favourite chocolates from Nidar put together in a bag). It brings great pleasure to see some familiar little men in the colourful location of a factory making, cutting, decorating and blasting the famous pieces of chocolate. Just like in Santa Clause's Christmas present factory. We can name at random Troika, Stratos and Gullmarsipan. The next big question is, why are the little men so familiar? Well, that is because the same guy who created the figures in Wallace and Gromit made them. Honour and glory to the production company Animasjonsdepartementet and director Martin Engh. The same goes to producer Jakob Thomessen, who managed to complete the production in only ten days, as opposed to the normally scheduled counting twelve. Breaking records, in other words. Post production by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus with online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Enjoy both film and chocolate.
IT IS WHAT WE DO THE BEST AND THEREFORE WHAT WE LOVE THE MOST.
The keyword is SKIING in all its shapes and forms: ski jumping, down hill skiing, slalom skiing, cross-country skiing, long-distance, short-distance, sprinting - the options are innumerable. And, yes, it is the World Championships these days. The championship also brings forward the great necessity to be well equipped, also for all of us glued to the TV-screens: ski wax, ski suits, ski bindings and what have you. The myth and cliché that Norwegians are born with skis on is rather annoying, however fully understandable. In this huge box of references to the world of ski, there is a great comfort in going back to the one happening every person in Norway past a certain minimum age know so well. The moment in time when Brå broke his ski pole. This is cleverly used in the latest commercial films from SPAR to promote certain products and good buys. The re-creation of the nostalgic and heart warming event is directed by Mikkel Ohrvik. Produced by Elisabeth Enstad and the production company Small Film. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading and online by Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. No wonder Spar is a proud sponsor of the best ski athletes in Norway.
POSTEN IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SERVICES IN THE LONG STRETCHED COUNTRY OF NORWAY. WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR LOVED ONES RECEIVE THEIR BIRTHDAY PRESENTS IN TIME OR THAT THEY GET THINGS FORGOTTEN OR OTHER IMPORTANT MUST HAVES SAFELY BACK.
This fact might have overshadowed the other services so important to us from the old but transformable Norwegian state institutions with a long history of serving the public. The old dinosaur has also managed to keep up with time. In these digital times we must not forget the service Digipost. A film promoted this service a while ago, and it includes a very sweet dog that first deliver mail from the mailbox (paper in case you have forgotten) but ends up delivering a computer to his master. The production company with the descriptive name of ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY has made a sweet film with useful information about Digipost, which can make your day just a little bit simpler by helping you receive your mail digitally. We are here talking about important mail such as invoices, health- and insurance papers, letters from public services and so on. Directed by Mathis Fürst and produced by Helene Hovda Lunde. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. For more information, take a look at www.digipost.no