How different would things have been if this commercial for the original Macintosh — incidentally also done by Chiat\Day — had run in place of or at least previous to the infamous 1984 Super Bowl spot? It may have been Apple's saving grace as a company to have this only be used in promotional materials sent to dealers. Andy Hertzfeld, one of the originals who was at Apple in 1983, posted the rarely seen commercial on his Google+ page. Perhaps it should have been hidden forever.
To create the clip, MysteryGuitarMan filmed himself performing in front of a green screen, then had the green part removed in Adobe After Effects. Each frame was then turned into a mosaic that was used as a template to make each spreadsheet page — 730 frames total. Might be the most creative thing ever done in Excel.
This three-minute animation, created by London-based design company Crystal CG, is screened before each track cycling session at the Olympic velodrome. The animation accompanies the Chemical Brothers’ track “Velodrome” — the official theme for the track cycling. Makes a sweet sport look even better.