TV Spot: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Television spot for Jean Paul Gaultier

This was a TV commercial done for the 2012 Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. A few of the scenes were previously filmed for an exhibition in Montreal and the ad needed to be re-done, set in Dallas. The biggest challenges here were the stunt double for the model as well as animating the Gaultier "stripes" on various Dallas buildings. We didn't have the Gaultier Eiffel Tower stockings so using a photo, I animated these on to the legs of Amandine Bandelier, who at the time was an intern at the DMA. I animated them frame by frame in Adobe After Effects. Tedious for such a small detail, but it was worth it in the long run.

I thought we pulled it off. The best part was seeing this on TV just about every commercial break for the months that the exhibition was running!