TheSpecSpot is open - rate others and add your own Spec films.

Adland: 

Planet Blue, a commercial post house in Santa Monica has created a site called TheSpecSpot where anyone can rate and add their Spec commercial work. The purpose of the site is to lend a helping hand to new, and no-so-new commercial directors to get exposure and feedback from the likes of you adgrunts. You can browse all the current films and rate them on creative idea as well as execution, they range from the sublime to outrageous. All films are in QT.


This iPod ad is worth a look - go rate it.

It's not the only experiment, they're also working on retooling Hyperchannel, a widget that puts video content directly on your desktop to be more of a "broadcasting for the masses" technology, where a trusted content source (a video-blogger) could put content on their Hyperchannel, and have it delivered to all who subscribe to their hyperchannel. Right now this toy is in Windows only but you can expect a Mac version sometime in September.

update: The comments below recommend you to take a gander at these films. (make a comment to share you fave or least fave!)

Tent - Compaq

"Balls"

Circuit City

Bud Beer - "Down Boy"

Comments (10)

  • sport's picture
    sport

    I poked around there for quite a while. Some ads were really dreadful, but I did find a few that were pretty good. This ad for Compaq for example, called "Tent". Which one is your favorite?

    Jun 19, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Ok - Its probably not PC to laugh out loud at this one. But it was just so silly, and the wifes sadistic smirk at the end "I forgot, here's the remote" just seals it.

    "Bud Beer - "Down Boy""

    Jun 19, 2004
  • FoxyFox's picture
    FoxyFox (not verified)

    Big ideas and no result (the site, not the spec spots) Whatever happened to Hyperchannel?

    Jan 12, 2010

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