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The man behind the iPod ad silhouettes

picVfxsoup has posted an interesting interview with Alex Brodie, who produced the silhouettes for the iPod ads. The interview also has two before and after photos of the people that became silhouettes in the rock version of the iPod commercials.

“Alex: One of the most challenging projects recently was the Apple iPod silhouette campaign. Each different music genre had a different version, in different lengths and different markets. I think I started seeing disembodied white wires dancing around in my sleep. I’m somewhat of a control freak, and do all my own roto, so I had to move fast. When your job is to be a perfectionist, the biggest challenge is always deadlines! Adrenaline though is a better stimulant than caffeine.”

Update: At the request of Apple, the site has removed all references to the iPod ads since our posting.

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where does he talk about the iPod ads? I can’t see it in that interview anywhere

Posted by Nathan in Irvine, CA on March 17, 2004 at 12:00 AM (CST)


Me neither :(

Posted by Songdog in Irvine, CA on March 17, 2004 at 9:39 AM (CST)


Sorry guys,

Apple requested that I remove the ipod info as there was some question as to whether the interviewee had the correct permissions to disclose what was there. Rather than get anyone in trouble, I yanked all the ipod related material. I’m sorry that you went to the site and found the interview lacking what had been promissed, but I appreciate the time you took. Thanks!


Posted by breaky in Irvine, CA on March 19, 2004 at 10:47 PM (CST)


Is there anyway that I could get the interview info from you to use in a final paper? This paper would not be published or distributed, only for my professor to read? Please let me know if that would be possible, because this is exactly what I am writing on… rather the raced silhouetted figures from the ads.

Posted by Jessica in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 4:51 PM (CDT)

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