This is one of three custom TV spots Subaru custom designed for Viacom's 24-hour gay channel, LOGO, making Subaru one of the first advertisers to do so. The campaign is expected to also run on non-gay cable networks including Bravo, Sundance and HGTV.
Using high-speed still photography of actors and digital models of Subaru vehicles, which were then animated and composed with entirely artificial digital environments.
Using photographs and animation instead of film or video cut the costs of the ad "by thousands and thousands," John Nash of Moon City Productions says, because of the smaller number of people involved for the production.
"It took us a while to think, 'What is a gay commercial for Subaru?' We went back to the print ad 'Different drivers, Different roads, One car" and took the core of that concept, which is that anybody could relate to it and the license plates customized it for G&L consumers."