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Don't Even Try to Skip Through LeBron James' Workout Routine

Powerade and Wieden & Kennedy Play on Short Attention Span

Published on Oct 18, 2013

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Powerade teams up with LeBron James and Wieden & Kennedy for a 53-minute long film that painstakingly shows the typical workout routine for the basketball star. But don't you dare try and skip it -- life doesn't work that way. LeBron Time is housed on a special site, and was built with production company Haus. If you try to fast forward through the action, you're rewarded with a video of Mr. James admonishing you, delivering some words of wisdom, and overall making you realize that distractions -- and short attention spans -- just have no place when playing a game. The spot promotes Powerade Zero Drops.

It's not the first time we've seen video skipping being used for creative purposes. The Aussie Federal Police changed up the YouTube skip button into an actual action earlier, showing viewers photos of missing people and asking them to choose whether they had seen them or not.

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Credits

Date
Oct 18, 2013
Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Client:
Powerade
ECD:
Joe Staples
ECD:
Susan Hoffman
Creative Director:
Stuart Harkness
Creative Director:
Chris Groom
Copywriter:
Chad Lynch
Art Director:
Danny Corrales
Director of Interactive Production:
Pierre Wendling
Executive Interactive Producer:
Mike Davidson
Interactive Producer:
Ben Sellon
Director of Broadcast Production:
Ben Grylewicz
Broadcast Producer:
Andy Murillo
Broadcast Producer:
Katie Reardon
Tech Lead:
Ryan Bowers
Studio Manager:
Matt Blurn
Studio Designer:
Edgar Morales
Studio Designer:
Randall Garcia
Studio Retoucher:
Amy Corcoran
Studio Retoucher:
Greg Radich
Production Company:
Rabbit Content
Director:
+jacksonkarinja
Head of Production:
Jeff Sommar
Line Producer:
Gillian Marr
Production Supervisor:
Larry Shure
Digital Development:
Haus
Head of Production:
Claudine Nichols
Director of Technology:
Dino Petrone
Creative Director:
Rasmus Blaesbjerg
Art Director:
Steed Griffin
Senior Producer:
Tracey McAvoy
Lead Developer:
Jason Buzzeo
Senior Developer:
Steve Scavo
Developer:
Caleb Jeffrey
Editorial:
Joint
Producer:
Yamaris Leon
Editor:
Katie Turinski
Editor:
Eric Hill
Smoke Artist:
Krysten Richardson
Smoke Artist:
David Jahns
VFX:
W+K Motion
Executive Producer:
Michael Gersten
VFX Producer:
Adam Nikolaidis
3D Motion Designer:
Mark Lundgren
Motion Designer/Pre Viz:
David Potter
Motion Designer:
Albert Yih
Motion Designer:
Sharon Correa
Motion Designer:
Peiter Hergert
Executive Producer:
Kelly Bayett
Mixer:
Charlie Keating

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