The Salt Institute and Grey San Francisco + Gentleman Scholar demonstrate how salt makes everything better in this beautifully crafted spot. Everything from roads to roasts can use a dab of it. Or like Alton Brown says: "add a teaspoon of Kosher salt" to almost anything, including coffee....
Gentleman Scholar worked off of Grey's original idea to create a granular and tactile world in which the malleable sculptures of salt would look amazing on both macro and micro levels.
"We developed two separate materials to emphasize the characteristics of salt from different perspectives," explains Gentleman Scholar Technical Director Henry Foster.
The Gentleman Scholar creative team purposed the refractive, quartz-like material for the close-up shots, while the glittering crusty material showcased the salt texture from the wider angles. These wider angles were created to seamlessly blend from real-time to slow-motion. The stunning visuals from the spot were captured in still form and used to build the print pieces, creating an all-encompassing integrated campaign.
"This is one of those rare spots that completely fulfills you as a creative person, and at the same time you are still going to work," said Gentleman Scholar Directors Will Campbell and Will Johnson. "Projects like this are why we love doing what we do."
Brand: Salt Institute
Title: Everything's Better
Agency Location: San Francisco, CA
Agency Producer: Florence Babbitt
Executive Creative Director: Jack Fund
Associate Creative Director/Art Director: Mark Chila
Creative Director/Writer: Michael Buss
Editorial Company: Gentleman Scholar
Post Production Company: Gentleman Scholar
Post Production Company Location: Los Angeles
Executive Producer: Rachel Kaminek
Directors: Will Campbell & Will Johnson
Art Director: JP Rooney
Senior Producer: Emily Gleicher
Technical Director: Henry Foster
VFX Technical Director: Yates Holley
3D Artists: Damon Snyder, Andy Kim, Tim Katawaki and Dony Permedi
Matte Painter: James Levy
Compositors: Brian Williams, Matt Lavoy
Print Designer: James Levy
Music Company: Mophonics
Music Company Location: Los Angeles
Sound Design: 740 Sound Design
Composer: Steven Mudd
Audio Production Company: Lime
Mixer: Loren Silber