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12/08/2009 09:36:46 AM · #1
Have you all seen this commercial???
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=m56F4EKN9hg

How's bout a challenge where objects have to represent a smile or a frown, similar to the ones in the commercial? I'm not sure if a challenge like this has been done before but I think it could be fun... Opinions?
12/08/2009 09:53:43 AM · #2
I know there was a persona type challenge before.. we had to take an object and have it emulate a human emotion.. I think that's what the description was.. It was fun.. I think it's been a long time, maybe time for something similar..
12/08/2009 12:32:08 PM · #3
Personification
Personification II
Personification III

It could be time for Personification IV
12/08/2009 07:30:54 PM · #4
LMAO... You can tell its finals week for me...

I participated in Personification III
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Anyway, perhaps personification IV would be cool, especially with the great ideas from the Amex commercial...
12/08/2009 07:39:05 PM · #5
I saw that commercial, have seen it many times actually, and I keep thinking "What a great challenge!"

Personally I'd prefer a challenge that stuck as close as possible to the Amex concept, rather than a broader one like "personification"...

R.
12/08/2009 07:44:21 PM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I saw that commercial, have seen it many times actually, and I keep thinking "What a great challenge!"

Personally I'd prefer a challenge that stuck as close as possible to the Amex concept, rather than a broader one like "personification"...

R.


Yeah I have to say that I agree with that... I'm just not sure how you would word it, and as I sit here stuffing my head full of the post Civil War American politics, I can't think of a way to articulate it... :)
12/08/2009 08:33:18 PM · #7
Originally posted by Sirashley:

... I can't think of a way to articulate it... :)

"Represent a smile or frown using only inanimate objects; dead animals or people are not allowed."
12/08/2009 08:38:22 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Sirashley:

... I can't think of a way to articulate it... :)

"Represent a smile or frown using only inanimate objects; dead animals or people are not allowed."


There goes my plan for a little clandestine exhumation...

R.
12/08/2009 08:42:19 PM · #9
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Sirashley:

... I can't think of a way to articulate it... :)

"Represent a smile or frown using only inanimate objects; dead animals or people are not allowed."

Have we had issues with smiling dead animals in the past?

Regarding the OP, I agree - the commercial is great, and would translate into a fun challenge!
12/08/2009 08:45:21 PM · #10
I like the idea of this. But fear too many would try and actually replicate scenes in the commercial. However, a concept twist perhaps, Open Challenges - one 'Personification - Smile' and the other 'Personification Frown'. Both with the stipulation that actual faces - living, dead, human/animal or otherwise represented (as in cartoon or sculptures, etc.) are subject to immediate DQ. In other words, your smile or frown must be the product of some natural/posed alignment/occurrence and NOT the muscles of a living entity, positioning of a non-living entity, or the artistically created representation, in any form, no matter how abstract, of the said subject (smile/frown).

Message edited by author 2009-12-08 20:52:44.
01/07/2010 03:33:41 PM · #11
This has already been done since 1995 by Francois Robert in his many books including "Face to Face", "Faces" and "Find a Face" all available on amazon. He has had three exhibitions in Europe as well. Amex was not original in their commercial or prints ads.

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