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Nature Doesn't Need a Makeup Artist, Says National Geographic

Stunning television and print executions showcase the natural majesty of wildlife

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It’s hard to shoot a film – think of the myriad transatlantic conference calls, celebrity director egos, and the cost of CGI. National Geographic Wild Channel uses emotive voiceovers and simple, stunning photography to capture nature at its finest, showing that when it comes to the beauty of wildlife and Mother Nature, less is ultimately more. The ads were created by DDB Paris, and shot by four directors: Lawrence Wahba and Haroldo Palo Jr. (Rainforest), Bob Poole (Gnu and Sandstorm) and Jerry Butterfield (Alligator.)

The campaign also includes three print ads, which juxtapose long copy touting how easy it was – in terms of logistics – to take these pictures, with stunning photography of nature. The agency was charged with highlighting the channel’s expertise in the competitive television market, and also reinforce what makes NatGeo different. 

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Date
May 28, 2013
Agency:
DDB Paris
Client:
National Geographic
ECD:
Alexandre Herve
CW:
Fabien Teichner
AD:
Alexandre Lagoet
AD:
Sonia Presne
Art Buyer:
Sophie Megrous
Art Buyer:
Quentin Moenne Loccoz
Photographer:
Christian Meermann
Photographer:
Sean R. Heavey
Photographer:
Duncan George
Director:
Lawrence Wahba
Director:
Haroldo Palo Jr.
Director:
Bob Poole
Director:
Jerry Butterfield
Sound:
THE
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