I am in a commercial and it’s bloody long too!! It’s finally live! The commercial I made and fronted for LG for their bloody epic 84” 4K TV.
Very strange seeing myself fronting something like this…normal I just film myself!! It was a massive crew too, like a feature…shot back in January over 3 days.
I shot with my Sony F55 and the rest was shot on the Sony F65…a beast! That’s my lovely Leica M 240 you see me with in it.
Yes, this is a paid endorsement of course. It had to be bloody good for me to agree to it. It is…I would love one of these myself.
You need a massive 4K screen to really see the benefits, 84” will do it. I do have a 4K at home but it’s a teeny tiny 65” :) I don’t think I have a wall that I could stick it on!
There is of course still very little to watch on it though apart from my own work (seen it!) and Tom Lowe’s Timescapes…that’s it! Still the up-scaling is bloody good on both my one and the one in the commercial. Scarily good actually. Going back to HD after it doesn’t look as good generally.
I had to do a bit of work with the script to make it true to me. Especially when talking about features I am not keen on…mainly “smoothing”, something I have been outspoken about in my dislike of it a lot :) So it was tricky as they wanted me to talk about it and it’s not my thing…hence if I say something like “it has or there is…” It’s something I am not that keen on. If I say something is good, great, superb then you know I truly love it. So my line was “if you like smoothing this TV does it very well”…
The 3D actually is damn good. I am not a 3D fan, I always see the 2D version of a film unless it’s something special like Gravity. At home I have liked it, this beast is easily the best 3D home experience I have had and is better than almost all my theatrical experiences. Helps that the glasses are actually really light and comfortable with big lenses.
Anyway…enjoy my commercial!