Firstlight News

August 2013

Using snow to keep warm

Ogilvy Wellington set us an interesting challenge recently with need to shoot a Snow cave scene for inclusion into one of the latest Energy Spots. Easy, New Zealand... winter... piece of yellow snow I hear you say, except to build a snow cave you need altitude and compacted snow. There was no budget for helicopters and to travel to the Southern Alps or even visual effects so we had to do the next best thing...improvise. It's what we have always done!

June 2013

Bear Grills

We found ourselves in the position of having to sacrifice cute little chocolate teddy's all in the name of energy efficient lighting. Working with a great little idea from Nigel and Steve which clearly illustrates the unwanted side effect of heat generated from a traditional incandescent light bulb as opposed to contemporary Energy saver light bulbs. Great fun to make and well received by audiences.

March 2013

Heat Pumps with a Hottie!

It is not very often these days that we get the opportunity to shoot a scampily dressed beautiful woman, but the new Mitsubishi Designer Series Heat Pumps for BDT and Generate allowed us to do just that. It was a pleasure to be able to work with local beauty Maya Gaebler as well as our friends at BDT and Rob and Matt Grindlay of Generate. The idea was to elevate the piece of equipment known as a heat pump into a stylish and desirable interior design product. CLICK HERE TO PLAY

October 2012

Suzuki Small Car Experts

These may be the only Car Commercials to be filmed in Wellington for a couple of years, how things change. The campaign highlights four models, filmed over four days and fourteen locations. Written by Alan Galbraith for Promotus with Animation and Post Production by Generate. A small but perfectly formed team and a lot of fun! CLICK HERE TO PLAY

October 2012

Hands off the Wof

An upfront Greg Murphy fronts up to the camera for MTA to encourage people to get involved with the debate about the Governments proposed changes to the Warrant Of Fitness regulations. Written by Alan Galbraith for Promotus and Post produced by Generate. CLICK HERE TO PLAY

January 2012

Fresh New Open Polytechnic TVCs

We have recently completed a series of spots for Open Polytechnic for Ogilvy.

Creative team Steve and Nigel designed these "And & But" scenarios to encourage people to look at extended tertiary education in another way.

They involve a combination of live action and animation which was completed by Teaspoon animation.

Produced by Mike Dorsey this was a great exercise involving the precision that animation demands while maintaining friendly likeable performances.

We think it looks fresh and feels good and we hope you do to. CLICK HERE TO PLAY