Yet another Doritos Crash the Superbowl Canon HDSLR commercial!

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Yes, we have yet another Doritos Crash the Superbowl commercial that was shot on the Canon HDSLRs! This one is quite popular from what we can tell… and of course, dogs are just cute right? This was sent in by JR Burningham – the writer, director and editor of this one.


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Commercial

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The BTS

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - Pug

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - Pug

The whole idea behind “Pug Attack” for us was to make something really fun, have a great time shooting it, and do it for as little money as possible. I knew the commercial would work just because Pugs are funny and the door-crash gag was all about the build-up. Simple, but effective – and everyone would understand it. The commercial is about energy, music, and just having the right shots to make it funny.

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - Jeff

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - Jeff

I didn't want a Red camera and all the baggage that it comes with (extra crew members, extra insurance, all the extra gear, the heavy body, etc…). I chose the 7D because I still think the image quality looks awesome, it was 1/2 the price of the 5D (and like 1/5 the price of a Red), and I needed to shoot slow motion. We used a Canon 80-300mm zoom lens for the close-ups of the Pug.

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes

This was really tricky because I wanted TIGHT close-ups on the Pug but the focus range was only about 6 inches – so imagine trying to rack focus to keep the Pug's face sharp while she's running at a sprint. We did 20 takes and about 95% of it was out of focus. However, I knew there were great moments we got in focus – and at 60fps it should be enough to work with. I further slowed the footage down by using pixel motion within After Effects to slow down the in-focus footage until it was the speed I wanted.

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes

We shot the rest of the commercial with a set of 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm Nikon primes that were like 25 years old.

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - The door

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - The door

I'm such a big believer in combining computer technology with the high-quality but low-cost alternatives like the 7D. It gives you a fantastic image at full HD resolution – then you combine the magic of After Effects, Color, and other plugins to get something that looks really great for almost all purposes.

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - The Pug

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - The Pug

You can come vote for us and share the commercial with your friends at www.pugattack.com. We are the most-viewed commercial out of all of them – over 250,000 views between YouTube and the Crash The Superbowl Website – and 50,000 views ahead of the other Doritos commercials (this doesn't necessarily translate to votes – which we won't know until the actual game time!)

Thanks for the opportunity to share!

Kindest Regards

JR Burningham
Writer, Director, Editor – PUG ATTACK

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - Combined

Pug Attack Behind the Scenes - Combined

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I have a 5D and a 7D myself, and I’m thinking about getting an inexpensive adapter so I can use standard Nikon lenses.

  2. I use a cheap fotodiox adapter and use all my old nikon lenses (full manual) with my 7d. Has a great cine look.

    Love the commercial and it looks so good too!

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