Over the past 15 years we have had the pleasure to work with some of the most exciting brands and clients. Each project to us is a moving piece of art and a opportunity for us to engage people in a meaningful and entertaining way. So enjoy the best of the best and know a lot of love went into each and every project!
Bullets + Robots + Explosions = Awesome "Action" ident for Crackle.
The crisp flavor of Gatorade Frost Arctic Blitz is cool like a fade away three at the buzzer,
Glacier Freeze is cool like a walk off and Icy Charge is cool like a playoff hat trick. All these Gatorade spots focus on one thing the icy cool EXPLOSIVE flavor that is Gatorade Frost. Directed by Shilo's Jose Sebastian Gomez.
“Surviving…. surviving together is all that matters”. Those simple words describe the struggle the characters face every day on “The Walking Dead”. In this cinematic trailer Shilo director Jose Sebastian Gomez guides the cast of “The Walking Dead” in a epic battle against unknown forces. Whether it be “walkers” or the “living” our band of characters are constantly facing an uncertain future battling enemies from all sides. “Facing the unknown is metaphorically represented by the mist of the forrest. It represents all their enemies, whether it be the undead or the living. It represents pain.” says Jose “They head into battle head on to overcome their enemies with everything at their disposal, their anger, their fear and their weapons. You can really see it and feel it in their performances. That for me was the key to a great film. After all that struggle they come back together and there is hope. Hope for a world not consumed with fear.” It is an absolute honor to be part of “That Walking Dead” story. Thank you AMC and Walking Dead for having us create a small part of your world.
Working with the talented creative team from Saatchi & Sattchi London we recently directed this new spot for Guinness. Featuring the slam skills of poetic performer Ainsley Burrows, the spot presents a powerfully narrated first-person story of one man's journey to greatness. We shot the film on location in a stark New Jersey warehouse. We felt pretty strongly that featuring Ainsley in this type of space would bring in some important texture, personality and grit -- and also that it provided an interesting visual metaphor for the "theater of his mind." We then integrated flourishing elements to illustrate the poems narrative. At first appearing as a flowing atmospheric trail following the artist, shapes organically materialize, symbolizing many different images of time, travel, growth, freedom and more. Ultimately this spot is all about poetry and an abstract feeling and we worked to turn the realism of the shots into a spiritually heightened visual experience.
Jose gets "smart" with this five-spot campaign for BBDO Berlin. For our very first co-production with our friends at Film Deluxe, we are very proud to showcase the work of Shilo co-founder and director Jose Gomez for BBDO Berlin and the phenomenal smart vehicles from Daimler AG. Over the past several months, Jose has directed five spots for the smart campaign. The "A Big Idea" campaign ads from BBDO Berlin creative director Ton Hollander and his colleagues focus on the new smart fortwo vehicle that recently arrived at smart center dealerships worldwide. Each spot presents an important quandary many people face, and uses clever copy to position the smart fortwo as the ideal solution. To interest a wide range of viewers within the narratives, the spots' simple style features engaging animated characters coming to life on live-action city walls. At the end of each one, the location-based stop-motion background cinematography finds a smart fortwo.
We loved refining every last detail in this fun loving spot for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 S.
Love every letter you write with the Galaxy Note5 S Pen. It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy.
"The classic taste of Graham crackers meets the fun-to-eat form of Goldfish crackers, in lots of sweet, tantalizing flavors!" And the endless imagination of a child makes for some fun times with animation and live action!
We did a huge amount of channel work for Crackle. Here are some of are favorite 5 second stings that are visual metaphors for their call to action of "Break Away"
Mixing the perfect blend of live action and cel animation, we bring imagination to life in this new spot for Charter Communications.
From the sands of the Liwa Desert to the yachts and Formula 1 cars of Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi has a rich landscape and points of interest. Abu Dhabi TV along with our friends at agency Les Folies wanted to create a series of idents that featured those diverse and expanding landmarks that make up Abu Dhabi. It was a amazing journey that saw Shilo director Jose Sebastian Gomez film just about every corner of the emirate. These films are a celebration of what Abu Dhabi has to offer and a reminder how magical this place is!
The Sims you create have big personalities uniquely defined by their traits, aspirations and skills. Control the mind, body, and heart of your Sims!
They’re So Smart It’s Weird!
When Atelier Brückner approached us to create an audiovisual installation for an exhibition featuring the world’s largest Viking ship, we knew it would be a project of epic proportions. With creative director Tom Green at the helm, the Shilo team created a workflow unlike any done before.
Beautifully illustrated, the two one-minute historical films not only showcase the violence of the Viking military actions, but also show a gentler side to the warriors as they return home to their families after battling to provide for them.
To create the look the artists first created their matte paintings, a Flash artist animated each frame by hand then gave their sequences to designer/animators, who imported the Flash files into Photoshop and added hand-painted textures over the original animation. Those sequences were then rendered, imported and composited using After Effects. By taking aspects of traditional hand-drawn animation and modernizing them with today’s technology, we were able to bring a sense of artistry and drama to the narrative film embedded behind the ship.
Reissued is a social tool that connects motivated buyers of all things vintage with the world’s most stylish curators of everything from clothing to furniture. The marketplace app gives users access to the collections, storefronts, galleries and showrooms of our hand-picked select list of sellers.
What would the world look like if we could all make a piece of it? Well your about to find out…. The future according to Zazzle.com
“ The punch line: we believe in a future where you can finally get exactly what you want… and make anything your own. The best part? Customization helps make our planet a cleaner place. It enables local manufacturing to thrive, which lessens shipping pollution and reduces landfills — both rampant problems in the prevailing economy of mass production overseas.”
When the folks at Sesame Street gave us a call with the mission of refreshing the look and feel of their hit show "Elmo's World" our inner kid screamed out with glee! We presented a slew of ideas and concepts with a refined design style that a kid would love. Colors bright and lines loose Elmo's World continues to educate kids the world over. We're proud to be involved with such an iconic character and the crew at Sesame Street.
When our friends at Global Hue approached us with this creative we knew right away this would be a special spot for the 2010 United States census. The concept is based around a child building her idea of the perfect neighborhood out of play doh and sending the message that by filling out the census you could help your neighborhood get the services it needs. Using CG to bring the clay to life in a stop motion technique was liberating in that we could do anything we wanted with the camera and the look and feel of the characters. At the end of the day we were all thrilled with the outcome and the message it sends.
In this epic spot for STA-BIL we animate the vapor into the power house that it is. From wild horses to charging rams this is one wild vapor action to keep your engine in tip top shape!
"The only fuel treatment that releases a corrosion fighting vapor that coats ALL metal parts of the fuel system; even where the fuel does not reach, protecting them from damaging effects of moisture and Ethanol."
Translation .... one very effective product!
In this digital spot for Ford there are two camps and let us tell ya one is happier than the other. Which one are you going to be in? ;-) With a super tight timeline we even found time to have some fun with it!
We are very proud to be part of bringing to life a new campaign to promote Mountain Dew's new Green Label Art Shop Series greenlabelart.com. The campaign is part of the festivities for the 2010 Dew Tour. The :30 broadcast/web spot promotes Mountain Dew's new signature product design born of the collaboration between professional skater, actor and artist Paul Rodriguez and famed artist Don Pendleton.
Created by the late Osvaldo Cavandoli more than 40 years ago, the character “La Linea” is adored by fans of animation and film the world over. So you could imagine how excited we were to produce such a fun campaign with an iconic character and an equally iconic brand like Ford. In simple terms… cars + cartoons + live action = All sorts of awesome!
Create and Control Sims with new emotions, big personalities and unique appearances which allow you to create rich, entertaining, and weird stories in The Sims 4!
The spots are awesomely funny and even better when you have Charlie Day as the VO talent.
Working with our friends at agency Sockeye we abandon the ordinary and join the running revolution with adidas Ultra BOOST. Combining properties of the two most innovative adidas technologies - BOOST foam cushioning and adidas PRIMEKNIT - Ultra BOOST is the standard by which all other running shoes will now be measured.
At Shilo, we can't help but think of home and family during the holidays. What better way to celebrate than sitting down in front of the TV on a cozy winter night with the gang... except maybe to re-visit an iconic piece of television history and give it a modern twist?
To celebrate the 2013 Holiday Season HBO tapped Shilo to create an animated eCard of a 3D world made entirely of white paper. Inspired by the original HBO introduction from 1983, Director Anthony Furlong began the journey through the paper world with the same apartment. After starting out in the home of a family sitting down to watch HBO together, the camera then flies through New York City, matching the original opening until we pass beyond into the vast landscapes and communities of the USA. Attention to detail was paramount for us as we designed and built every NY building to match the original within this updated style.
Our research and development phase consisted of building practical houses and characters from paper. From here, we not only had a better understanding of how to realistically model each object in our world, but also which paper weaves could provide the best stand-in for real world materials. To help lend even more of that holiday and handmade feeling the people and animals in each scene were all animated in Flash in a 2D cell style, then brought into 3D in Maya to function like animated paper dolls. The paper world which we created brings a holiday twist indicative of cards, wrapping and a hand-crafted charm; to drive this practical sensibility home we treated everything in this CG world as if it were built and shot in-camera.
When we were approached by Obeida Sidani of Les Folies to create promo spots for the new Qatar network relaunch you can say we were just a tad excited. Not just because the idea traveling and shooting there but also the creative brief was wide open for us to really have some fun with the way we handled the visual treatments in each of the promos. Each one dealt with the goals and dreams Qatar wanted to portray from education, to family, to living a healthy lifestyle and to taking care of the environment. We made a ton of spots and this is a montage of the tastiest bits from our campaign for Qatar TV. Fun in the Middle East! Enjoy!
Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal.
GE is bringing mobile health technologies all across China. After shooting for three weeks and delivering a multitude of spots we wanted to deliver one with only the best takes to capture the essence of this campaign. A spot about life and the human experience by Shilo director Jose Sebastian Gomez. Enjoy.
In this teaser for SyFy's new show "Helix" a team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak. Only to discover that it has disastrous and wider implications for the entire world.
Teaming up with supermodel Heidi Klum and fashion celebrity Tim Gunn, Shilo’s Jose Sebastian Gomez directs this stunning spot for the 10 year anniversary of Project Runway. The story of the ever changing world of fashion was told in this artful and visually arresting piece where “Fashions Fade” but “Runway is Forever”. Once again mixing elements in live action, visual effects and sound design Jose’s take on the constant change in fashion was illustrated in this beautiful abstract narrative where styles blend and dissipate between each other.
Ladies and gentleman, on behalf of Shilo and the entire DC crew, we would like to welcome you aboard Robbie Maddison’s AIR.CRAFT directed by founder Jose Gomez.
Our flight time is 10 minutes and 43 seconds. We will be flying at an altitude of 84 feet at a ground speed of 80 mph.
For your inflight entertainment we will be showing off the moto skills of the world record breaking Robbie Maddison. Watch as he maneuvers through the airplane boneyard moto course with nose-wheelies and backflips; marvel as he dominates the death-defying step-up to airborne shipping container.
Featuring never before seen stunts and visually stunning shots, AIR.CRAFT is unlike any action sports film you’ve seen before.
To prepare for takeoff, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position and that your seat belt is safely fastened… it’s going to be an epic ride!
We are proud to be part of bringing to life the launch campaign for WWE's popular SmackDown series on NBC Universal's SyFy. Directed by Jose Gomez, these spots combine live-action 35mm cinematography with original graphics and VFX artistry to create short, powerful vignettes that cinematically render the signature moves of WWE superstars Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, and The Undertaker. As it has within so many historic Shilo projects, Jose's passion for character development once again takes center stage in this campaign. "For me, it's all about working out the story and character development by delving into the emotional side and personifying the fascinating characters we shoot."
You can pretty much do anything these days with a smart phone and an email address, but did you know you can look inside your house while on the go, dim the lights and set the alarm remotely? Shilo director Jose Gomez had a lot of fun bringing these elements to life in this spot for Cox Communications. By combination of live-action, CG, and animation, Jose creates an experience showing viewers how Cox is a friend in the digital age.
Sometimes you need to make paint come to life! This is color you don't just see, you feel!
Catch us if you can! Football season is still a few months away but speed waits for no one.
Under Armour races to the football field to debut the fastest generation of football cleats, the UA Fierce. This spot fuses futuristic science fiction with supersonic speed to create a cinematic experience for the eyes, ears and mind.
Our latest collaboration with Under Armour this spot uses metaphors for speed and is infused with high paced action to make you feel like you are out on the field.
At Shilo, we don’t shy away from the mysterious or ominous or anything for that matter. When ATTIK approached us to work on this campaign, we were rarin' to go. From our initial character studies to the look and feel of the city and underground, we wanted to push the boundaries of this cinematic spot.
This Poe-esque fable follows the misadventures of the bland Sheeple as they fall prey to all manner of grisly states at the hands of the rebellious Deviants. The end result is a dark and twisted world where conformity and individuality duke it out...and it’s not a pretty picture.
The Scion brand, and particularly this car, is about counter-culture, customization and individuality. This spot represents ATTIK’s and Scion’s willingness to push boundaries and we are proud of our role in bringing this very original automotive campaign to life.
Why is assembling and installing your hardware and software always need to be so difficult? It doesn’t, thanks to AT&T connecTech. This broadcast spot features friendly “experts” that serve as AT&T’s tech support team. Comprised of all those dongles and what-bots, these characters are here to help.
We are very proud to reveal our latest brand film for Under Armour, Inc., the originator of performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Featuring two-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn and promoting Under Armour's flagship ColdGear line, the spot features the grueling "cold abuse simulator" as a testing ground for Lindsey's skill and the ColdGear technology. Seeking the best creative solution for this project, we enlisted the talents of our growing creative arm, We Make It Good. To film the action as realistically as possible, we found an authentic factory location in Los Angeles and worked with Lindsey for two days, going full out to capture her performance and the desired atmospheric reality on the set. From there, we added additional details back in our studio to heighten the story's visual drama via seamless VFX artistry.
Pit Stop opens another chapter in the gory saga that began with Fable of the Deviants. Once again, teaming up with carmaker Scion and ad agency ATTIK, this spot features the fearful deviants, known for unleashing bold creativity at the expense of dull conformity. We wanted to really hype up and push Scion's message of enthusiast customization and individuality. We open on a grey car as it winds it's way way through a dank and dirty urban landscape. The vehicle is suddenly lifted up for a pit stop as the Deviant pit crew jump out from the shadows to ravage the car. They tear off the tires, tossing them to another Deviant who proceeds to swallow them whole, regurgitating an oozy goo which transforms the stock xD into a tricked-out, vibrant green version.
Ironic and chaotic, this fun and explosive narrative features the three main characters in EA's newest video game release, Mercenaries 2. In this spot, we took the game's core ideas of fantasy and chaos and blew them sky high. The agency creatives came to us with the ideas of revenge, mayhem and ironic music in a world where money is all-important. Since cash is a prime motivator for mercenaries, we rendered the look and feel of the spot by using U.S. currency as texture, and seamlessly wove that into the entire treatment. We wanted the look to hearken to the video game dynamic, but also have a more illustrative and artistic quality. From there, we focused in on telling a high-impact story that's true to the game's imaginary world, without giving away any of the narrative's best secrets. Also by design, where video game ads often feature heavy-metal soundtracks, the vocalists and their humorous, upbeat tune gives the high-action an ironic twist.
We teamed up with ATTIK once again to create Scion's "xD Explosion" Brand Manifesto Launch Spot. Along with this new :30 TV spot, ATTIK's integrated scheme also recently introduced new creative elements online, in print, and in out-of-home media, with additional TV and print executions set to roll out over the weeks ahead.
Under the creative direction of Shilo co-founder and creative director Jose Gomez and associate creative director Evan Dennis, Shilo's team worked with ATTIK's in-depth campaign positioning information, a detailed script, and moodboards conveying each vehicle's manifestos with suggestions on photographic and graphical styles, colors, textures, and typography. ATTIK's brief for this project was pretty interesting, in that each car has an animation technique associated with it that speaks to the character of the car itself. For the xD, its animation has this shard-like quality reflecting the sharp angles of the car's design. We find it really exciting when the animation itself speaks to the nature of the subject at hand.
Shilo completed the main title sequence for the Showtime series, "HUFF." This project won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.
What happens when a beer is the heart of your city? This is how they do it in mother Russia!
A series of spots for Brain Games airing on Nat Geo, featuring Brain Games host Jason Silva. Directed by Anthony Furlong
Stemming out of our first collaboration with Cartoon Network, we directed this spot featuring the young and talented Elijah performing his original rap. Really, Elijah made this super easy - once everybody saw him at auditions, we knew we had our star. Directing isn’t just about giving people orders; it’s as much about finding the right people and letting them do their thing.
Even though we were making this piece for a primarily younger audience, we shot, directed, and produced this spot with a sophisticated tone. Kids are smart. They know what’s hip. We worked closely with Cartoon Network to animate some of their characters (like Scooby-Doo and Shaggy) in our own original way. By bringing them to life within Elijah’s world, they served as an extension of his imagination and a device to interact with. We also paid special attention to the typography and animation to bring a fresh new level of style into the piece.
Hasbro’s classic game of murderous mayhem will take an international twist as the iconic characters from CLUE embark on a globetrotting adventure to foil the plans of the Criminal League for Ultimate Espionage (C.L.U.E.) in CLUE: Secrets & Spies Edition. Intrigue begets intrigue as the new optional text messaging feature transmits game shaping intelligence to Agents Plum, Scarlet, Mustard and the others while an ultraviolet, secret decoder reveals hidden missions to the players.
They’re fearless, merciless, relentless but above all else… they’re freaking ROBOTS! Directed by Shilo’s Tom Green the spot reveals just a glimpse of the insane action packed universe of the "Robot Combat League" coming soon on Syfy.
We joined forces with an amazing group of people to create this viral public service announcement (PSA). The original purpose of this film was to raise awareness on the Burmese peoples ongoing peaceful protests against their military government's notorious human rights violations. When Cyclone Nargus hit, causing untold loss of life and devastation across the country, we immediately altered the spot to address the immediate need for aid. We hope to compel the global community to act in the face of this tragedy.
An important goal for each of us, in every project we take on, is getting people to think. With this piece, it is not just a provocation but a call to action. The people of Burma are oppressed: They are not free to express themselves. At Shilo, we are a group of individuals who make art for our livelihoods and we value personal expression as the highest of our freedoms. We are inviting people to join the global conversation about this issue and hopefully we'll inspire people to make a positive difference for the people of Burma.
Doc to Dock is a Brooklyn, New York-based 501 non-profit organization that sends donated medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in Africa and Haiti.
Directed by Nando Costa. An original :30 short film created for Target as part of a large-scale experiential installation now appearing at the high-profile Los Angeles entertainment venue L.A. Live. Costa was one of artists selected to create original pieces for the installation, which launched last week and will continue appearing over the weeks ahead.
Powered by electricity without being tethered to electrical outlets, the Volt does everything a great car does and, according to Motor Trend, better than any other. It’s further proof that today, tomorrow and on into the future, Chevy Runs Deep. This all CG film provides the back-drop for the web launch of Chevy’s newest green offering.
The battle between good and evil, 007, car chases and all that good stuff. When we got the brief for this project we were like yes, oh hell YES. This is one tire spot that is not talking about rubber compounds and all weather traction. It's pure emotion. Hankook Style!
We love working all around the world. Our friends at Ogilvy & Mather Ireland reached out to us to help tell an “energetic” story about their product Lucozade Alert. With the help of this drink, confusion becomes clarity and the message of the spot has to do with the attainment of order from chaos. We wanted to make it clear that this is an intellectual stimulator, a “smart juice” if you will. and not just another energy drink. We hope this bombastic thrill ride does the trick.
This spot for Comcast is a celebration of the premium services that it has to offer. The "factory" highlights the unique architecture, luminous whites, and beautiful reflective textures, while churning through the multiple shows that Comcast has in its comprehensive library.