Friday, October 26, 2007

Apple turns student video into new ad

Eighteen year old University of Leeds student Nick Haley loved his iPod Touch so much that he made a video about it using Final Cut Pro. The NYTimes reports that after uploading it to YouTube he was contacted by Apple about coming to California and helping produce his work into their new ad for the product. I'm not saying that commercial success is the standard for quality of work, but isn't it kind of exciting to see a kid our age, making art like us, using the same tools as us, and then getting major recognition for it? I know we're not taking "Art 180: Learn how to make fly music videos/be an Apple fanboy" but still, somewhat inspirational, right?

The video below is his original work, the new Apple ad runs this Sunday during NFL games and the World Series. Unreal.

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