What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘gorilla with a drum kit’? How about when you hear the phrase ‘tick follows tock, follows tick, follows tock’? Or the term ‘Holidays are coming’? Or what do you think of when you see a meercat?   Read more
Chances are you’ll think about the Cadbury commercial from 2007, which saw an animatronic gorilla drumming along to Phil Collins’s song ‘In the Air Tonight’. Then the Guinness advert from 1998 that turned the breakers of the sea into white horses to portray to people that good things come to those who wait. Then the Coca Cola Christmas advert. And finally, the series of television commercials for price comparison site Compare the Market that introduced the world to the animated Aleksandr; a bathrobe-wearing meercat.
The above demonstrates the power of commercial video production. A perfectly curated advert can remain in a viewer’s memory for decades. Well executed TV commercials also have the power to go viral – the Guinness advert mentioned above has been watched more than 670,000 times on YouTube alone.
You don’t have to have the budget of big brands like Guinness to be able to curate a compelling commercial ad, however. At Kartoffel Films, we work with companies both large and small. Need to find a few hundred extras and a handful of stuntmen for your commercial? No problem. But we’re just as comfortable working on small scale shoots as we are the titans.
Our TV commercial production services include:
Brand commercials: Kartoffel Films can work with you on everything from the concept to the final edit of your brand commercial, with everything from the set build to the voice over recordings taken care of in between.
Location-based commercial production: Want to film your commercial ad on location? No problem. We’ll ensure things run as smoothly as they would if we were filming your footage outside the backdoor of our production company in London.
Animated commercials: Animation can turn a commercial on a dry topic such as window cleaning or MOTs into something infinitely more memorable. Take your pick from a range of techniques – from 2D and 3D animation to hand-drawn cell animation. Our team will work with you on everything from the storyboard to the voiceovers.
We provide full-service video production for any scale of project from short corporate films to large scaled commercials.
Commercials Production Design
Whatever the project needs, we can answer them.
For commercials, we provide full design services including, casting, script, concept development, location scouting, DR, DOP and editing as needed.
Animation and Motion Design
We provide full broadcast level animation and motion design services. These include design elements, mood boards, storyboards, animation and delivery as needed. Our animated work has won awards for its visual design and clarity.
Facilites and Resources
On-site in our studio we have 4 edit suites and a full production team. Off-site we work with 100 professionals from a variety of skill sets and we can scale up to the needs of any video or animation project.
Creative Concepts For Films
Over the last decade, Kartoffel has worked on many dozens of productions – ranging from the execution of a concept to developing a concept from the onset.
Produced for Amnesty International we co-developed a concept and then executed the production. The commercial was shown in 14 markets.