Motionographer® Fastidiously Crafting a Parody of the Most Iconic Advert Ever!

At HUGO Artistic, we love irony. And what’s extra ironic than watching the world’s most well-known tech firm epically morph into the very drawback in opposition to which they had been sounding the alarm? 

This statement served because the inception of our ardour mission turned social consciousness marketing campaign. In 1984, Apple launched what proved to be one of the iconic Tremendous Bowl adverts of all time. It aired solely as soon as and, to this present day, remains to be held uncontested because the gold commonplace of the advert world. 

However their message, whereas honorable and noble, has tarnished over time. So we created an virtually shot-for-shot parody of the unique 1984 advert, possessed with our personal distinctive, playful fashion and full with our personal astounding twists and turns, to disclose a message vitally pertinent to a society the place new know-how and social media run rampant. 

The method was very difficult however immensely rewarding and enjoyable. To begin, it was all about paying correct respect to the unique advert. We wished to faithfully adhere to the unique circulate whereas infusing our personal narrative.

There are three principal characters on this advert: the lady, the drones, and Huge Brother.

The Girl

We battled for a very long time about easy methods to tackle the lady. Will we preserve her the identical? Age her up 40 years? Change her fully? In the long run, we felt it was extra essential to maintain her the identical. Altering her and even ageing her up was problematic to the narrative. We did give her a extra gritty look. She’s been combating this battle for years now; she’s drained however decided.

The Drones

This was the largest part for us, with the clearest imaginative and prescient from inception. They should be nose-down into their telephones. How does that change the type of the human physique? We took some inspiration from Frankenstein and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, amongst different real-world medical instances of backbone deformities. 

Then the masks. We wished a masks on the highest of the top in order that when the top is down, the masks is pointing ahead. This can be a widespread cartoonish ploy amongst youth to look as in the event that they’re paying consideration. We liked that concept a lot! Besides our masks are made up of emojis. We create a web based persona, hiding behind and exuding emotions by emojis. The road from Ben Stein in The Masks rang in our ears all through this course of: “All of us put on masks, metaphorically talking.” Besides on this world, frighteningly sufficient, we put on masks on-line on a regular basis. 

Huge Brother

The web battle for our consideration is fierce. In case you’ve seen The Social Dilemma, then you already know precisely what we’re speaking about. The important thing gamers, we felt, are clearly Apple (as creators of the primary smartphone), Fb/IG, and Twitter. So naturally, we spoofed Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey. These three characterize the social media and on-line world vying for our consideration. They digitally shove one another out of the best way for the coveted face-to-face display screen time with us. We even have a particular visitor popping up a couple of times.


Creating the layers of textures and components and brush strokes was a painstaking course of, however one we deemed crucial, as the unique is so wealthy in lighting and temper.

With the objective of paying respect to the unique on the forefront, we knew there was no different various: do it proper or in no way.

This was a frightening job, however one that everybody concerned, from copywriters to sound designers, took on with gusto and pleasure. We’re thrilled to have embraced such a big problem and are much more thrilled that it’ll hopefully result in constructive conversations about display screen time and our dependancy to social media.

We hope you take pleasure in viewing this as a lot as we did creating it and that it provokes insightful and constructive dialog round an ever-evolving situation.

* No Apple merchandise had been harmed throughout the making of this parody.