Japanese pop group Lyrical School worked with TBWA\HAKUHODO Japan on the release of their debut music video for their song, ‘Run and Run’.
Aimed at Lyrical School’s target audience of 10-20 year olds, who spend the majority of their time on mobile phones, TBWA\HAKUHODO decided to launch the world’s first native mobile music video, specifically tailored to be watched on mobile devices.
Based on the insight that Japanese teenagers regularly enjoy watching videos on their mobile phones but prefer not to tilt their screens horizontally, the music video was shot in vertical aspect, with most of the filming done using a smartphone to imbue a sense of familiarity. No computer graphics were used – focusing instead on producing footage that could be re-created on any smartphone.
Through creative editing, the video gives viewers the sense that the pop idol group has hacked into their smartphones – showing the six members of Lyrical School running through the viewer’s smartphone apps.
It is best viewed by clicking on the Vimeo link on a smartphone.
Creative Agency: TBWA\HAKUHODO
Client: KING RECORDS
Chief Creative Officer: Kazoo Sato
Creative Director: Satoshi Chikayama
Copywriter/Planner: Norihito Takahashi
Copywriter/Planner: Nobuhiro Arai
Art Director/Planner: Yoshihiro Kono
Buzz Machine/Planner: Kazuaki Kuribayashi
Account Executive: Hiroyuki Tanaka
Production Company: AOI Pro.
Director: Ryohei Kumamoto
Production Company Head Producer: Keisuke Mizusako
Production Manager: Ryo Tsuchiya
Production Manager: Tokio Kasahara
Cameraman: Hiroki Watanabe