Projects: Swedish Subway Ad Trick Finds Its Way To New York
May 15, 2015 by Dave Haynes
You may remember that clever hair products digital poster in a Swedish subway – where the model’s hair was swept by the tunnel winds of an approaching train.
The US Lifetime TV network has borrowed on that idea for a set of posters promoting a biopic about Marilyn Monroe. This time the subway’s wind blast lifts up her dress, reminiscent of a scene from the film The Seven Year Itch.
Though this bit of trickery could probably be done with a wind sensor, the billowing skirts video sequence is triggered by audio levels reach 100 db, which is roughly the volume when a train comes into a subway platform.
These things are never quite as clever as copies, but few people in the subway system will know a thing about the original idea and execution.