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Specsavers
'The Joy of Ordinary Sound'
14 September 2023 30s
Hear Hear
by Syd Briscoe

This charming commercial for Specsavers highlights the little things people might not realise they're missing with progressive hearing loss. The film presents a montage of what seem to be disconnected moments - a child squelching in the mud, a woman opening a bottle of fizzy drink for a party of bored children, a bus driver enamoured with his own doors - allowing the viewer to ponder their strangeness before the common factor is revealed.

It's a surprisingly touching look at the small joys that can be restored with a hearing aid, as the delight on the characters' faces takes on a new meaning when the viewer is brought in on its source. Director Simon Ratigan does a great job of balancing the mundane with the affectionately ridiculous here, with the final shot of a woman steadily waking up an entire campsite due to her fascination with a tent zip tying things together in funny fashion.

Product Category: Opticians

Territory: UK


agency
The Agency, Specsavers
CD: Richard James
Creative: Bertie Rapkin / Jon Morgan
production
Rogue
Director: Simon Ratigan
Producer: Tim Nunn
editing
The Assembly Rooms
Editor: Adam Spivey
vfx
Freefolk
color
Freefolk
Colourist: Marty McMullan
Sound: Philip Bolland

  Specsavers - 'The Joy of Ordinary Sound'


Specsavers
'The Joy of Ordinary Sound'
14 September 2023 30s

Hear Hear

This charming commercial for Specsavers highlights the little things people might not realise they're missing with progressive hearing loss. The film presents a montage of what seem to be disconnected moments - a child squelching in the mud, a woman opening a bottle of fizzy drink for a party of bored children, a bus driver enamoured with his own doors - allowing the viewer to ponder their strangeness before the common factor is revealed.

It's a surprisingly touching look at the small joys that can be restored with a hearing aid, as the delight on the characters' faces takes on a new meaning when the viewer is brought in on its source. Director Simon Ratigan does a great job of balancing the mundane with the affectionately ridiculous here, with the final shot of a woman steadily waking up an entire campsite due to her fascination with a tent zip tying things together in funny fashion.

Product Category: Opticians

Territory: UK


agency
The Agency, Specsavers
CD: Richard James
Creative: Bertie Rapkin / Jon Morgan
production
Rogue
Director: Simon Ratigan
Producer: Tim Nunn
editing
The Assembly Rooms
Editor: Adam Spivey
vfx
Freefolk
color
Freefolk
Colourist: Marty McMullan
Sound: Philip Bolland

Specsavers 14 September 2023
'The Joy of Ordinary Sound' 30s

Hear Hear

by Syd Briscoe

This charming commercial for Specsavers highlights the little things people might not realise they're missing with progressive hearing loss. The film presents a montage of what seem to be disconnected moments - a child squelching in the mud, a woman opening a bottle of fizzy drink for a party of bored children, a bus driver enamoured with his own doors - allowing the viewer to ponder their strangeness before the common factor is revealed.

It's a surprisingly touching look at the small joys that can be restored with a hearing aid, as the delight on the characters' faces takes on a new meaning when the viewer is brought in on its source. Director Simon Ratigan does a great job of balancing the mundane with the affectionately ridiculous here, with the final shot of a woman steadily waking up an entire campsite due to her fascination with a tent zip tying things together in funny fashion.

Product Category: Opticians

Territory: UK


agency
The Agency, Specsavers
CD: Richard James
Creative: Bertie Rapkin / Jon Morgan
production
Rogue
Director: Simon Ratigan
Producer: Tim Nunn
editing
The Assembly Rooms
Editor: Adam Spivey
vfx
Freefolk
color
Freefolk
Colourist: Marty McMullan
Sound: Philip Bolland