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Slim Pictures Takes On Day & Night in Stunning New Nissan Spot

Slim Pictures, 2 years, 4 months ago

Director Thomas Garber shoots an electric new ad for Team Ignition

Slim Pictures Takes On Day & Night in Stunning New Nissan Spot

Director Thomas Garber of Slim Pictures unveils the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima with the electric “Day to Night” commercial via Team Ignition. The 60 second spot and 30 second version will air during primetime slots throughout the NBA Finals and Major League Baseball games.

Thomas Garber’s keen eye for lush images and dynamic action sequences translates seamlessly into the highly specialized world of automotive advertising. In the fresh Nissan campaign, Garber portrays a stylish and confident man about town leaving his downtown office at sundown. 

Day transitions to night, and the change is mirrored in the evolution of the man’s Nissan Maxima. With a tap of the ‘Sport mode’ button, his red car transforms into a sleek black ride, playing a perfect complement to the nighttime urban landscape. The boom bap beat of Wiz Khalifa’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” is the rhythmic pulse of the city as streetlights accentuate the curves of the automobile, before the final frames reveal the man pulling in the driveway of his suburban home in time to join his beautiful young family for dinner.

As experts of multicultural advertising, Team Ignition set out to showcase the different worlds that the revamped Nissan Maxima fits into. By portraying the duality of a family man who also enjoys his own time driving the high-performance vehicle, the Nissan Maxima is rendered both as a practical sedan and a luxurious 4-door sports car.

Thomas Garber and the Slim Pictures team were the natural choice to elevate the project, creatively and technically, with Flame Artist Miles Essmiller and VFX Artist Vincent Wauters of Fellow LA handling the VFX. Allen Perez, Creative Executive Producer of Team Ignition, remarks, “from day one, Slim’s Executive Producer Tom Weissferdt stood out. From the brief to the follow through, Tom focused on the creative and delivered.”  

Perez continues, “I’ve previously worked with Slim and the work is always A-level. They focus on supporting the directors and providing what they need so that they focus on creative. Slim delivered above and beyond expectation. There’s always the sense of camaraderie and commitment to the vision and the final product.”

Team Ignition British Randle VP of Creative Services & Integration – also said “once again, Slim Picture delivers. We are pleased with the way the spot turned out”.

Creative Agency

Account Director: Alex Fino

Art Director: Hector Arellano

Associate Creative Director: Derrick Rivers

Creative Agency: Team Ignition

Executive Creative Director: Dilam Mattia

Executive Producer: Allen Perez


Edit Assistant: William Franklin

Edit Company: Republic Editorial

Editor: Keith James

Producer: (Sr) Scott Pittman

Post Production / VFX

Flame Artists: Miles Essmiller

Post Production House: Fellow LA

Visual Effects: Vincent Wauters

Production Company

Director: Thomas Garber

DOP: Ottar Gudnason

Executive Producer: Tom Weissferdt

Producer: Kate Thuman

Production Company: Slim Pictures

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: Scenic