Buck created this 105-second intro, “Spectacle of the Real,” for the latest magic special by David Blaine. They call it “a palette cleanser to get people excited for a bumpy night ahead.”
Inspired by David’s mind-bending magic and the Paul Auster penned script which was voiced by Christopher Walken in the style of a side-show barker, we crafted a hero’s journey of sorts, a psychedelic trip into the spectacle of the real.
The spot is, in my view, an impeccable marriage of form and content that reaffirms Buck’s place as one of the finest commercial houses currently around. And I say that fully aware that Buck didn’t necessarily reinvent the wheel; the spot is an amalgamation of many commercial animation trends we’ve seen over the past few years, like the stippled-texture rendering style and lava-lamp psychedelic morphs.