New iPhone X Animoji Karaoke ad features South Korean group Hyukoh

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Apple has released another advertisement using the Animoji Karaoke concept to market the iPhone X, publishing the new 'Taxi Driver' video on its South Korean YouTube channel featuring three of the characters singing along to 'Citizen Kane' by the group Hyukoh.

animoji advertisement hyukoh citizen kane


The minute-long video features the bear Animoji character supported by the dragon and chicken, traveling along a stylized neon landscape simulating a road. Starting off passing through neon signs and stopping for traffic to ass, the visuals change to a bright and winding tunnel, with the change timed to match the music.

The song "Citizen Kane" by group Hyukoh is likely to have been chosen to coincide with its appearance on Apple Music on May 20. The single is being followed by an EP on May 31 titled "24: How to find true love and happiness," reports Bandwagon, mirroring the name of its North American tour taking place later this year.





The South Korean indie band Hyukoh formed in 2014, and released its first studio album "23" in April 2017. The album by the four-member group was successful enough to reach sixth place on Billboard's World Albums Chart the following May, with individual tracks reaching the top of local digital charts shortly after release.

Apple was quick to pick up the online trend, which formed shortly after the release of the iPhone X that includes Animoji as a feature. A TV spot showing off Animoji aired alongside others showing the capabilities of Face ID and the TrueDepth camera array.

In January, more Animoji Karaoke ads were created featuring songs by Grammy nominees, including Childish Gamino's "Redbone" and "Stir Fry" by Migos.

Unlike home-made Animoji Karaoke videos, the Apple-produced ads are professionally animated, and include elements not easily possible for amateurs to reproduce.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,411member
    I don’t care about this band, however Apple really should create a way to have several people collaborate on a group Animoji session and the final product would be a “music video” featuring two (or more) animated characters in the same video. I find the ads displaying multiple characters onscreen at the same time misleading, bordering on false advertising.
    edited May 2018 bonobob
  • Reply 2 of 7
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 19,694member
    I don’t care about this band, however Apple really should create a way to have several people collaborate on a group Animoji session and the final product would be a “music video” featuring two (or more) animated characters in the same video. I find the ads displaying multiple characters onscreen at the same time misleading, bordering on false advertising.
    I think they'll eventually get there. Apple is pretty proud of the feature.

    In the meantime tho "Unlike home-made Animoji Karaoke videos, the Apple-produced ads are professionally animated, and include elements not easily possible for amateurs to reproduce." So this one was animated rather than using the Animoji feature apparently.
    edited May 2018 SpamSandwichjony0
  • Reply 3 of 7
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,411member
    gatorguy said:
    I don’t care about this band, however Apple really should create a way to have several people collaborate on a group Animoji session and the final product would be a “music video” featuring two (or more) animated characters in the same video. I find the ads displaying multiple characters onscreen at the same time misleading, bordering on false advertising.
    I think they'll eventually get there. Apple is pretty proud of the feature.

    In the meantime tho "Unlike home-made Animoji Karaoke videos, the Apple-produced ads are professionally animated, and include elements not easily possible for amateurs to reproduce." So this one was animated rather than using the Animoji feature apparently.
    Precisely. Presenting an impression of the product that is completely divorced from the reality of the actual function is not useful for customers.
    jony0bonobob
  • Reply 4 of 7
    gatorguy said:
    I think they'll eventually get there. Apple is pretty proud of the feature.

    In the meantime tho "Unlike home-made Animoji Karaoke videos, the Apple-produced ads are professionally animated, and include elements not easily possible for amateurs to reproduce." So this one was animated rather than using the Animoji feature apparently.
    Apple has a habit of featuring capabilities that others will follow, then, when ready, dropping the bombshell of how they really see the feature used. I think Animoji is a great example of this.
    thrang
  • Reply 5 of 7
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,197member
    i suspect that in the near future we will see Animoji break out of Messages and be visible as a filter in other Apple apps like FaceTime and iMovie. and we will see them become the new sticker. with luck perhaps they will break both items totally out so that users can have one set of stickers and face filters that can work in several apps. like a plug in or such
    thrang
  • Reply 6 of 7
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 3,069member
    gatorguy said:
    I don’t care about this band, however Apple really should create a way to have several people collaborate on a group Animoji session and the final product would be a “music video” featuring two (or more) animated characters in the same video. I find the ads displaying multiple characters onscreen at the same time misleading, bordering on false advertising.
    I think they'll eventually get there. Apple is pretty proud of the feature.

    In the meantime tho "Unlike home-made Animoji Karaoke videos, the Apple-produced ads are professionally animated, and include elements not easily possible for amateurs to reproduce." So this one was animated rather than using the Animoji feature apparently.


    The moment I saw the first pic, I assumed this was "created" rather than something that used the real Animojis. There's no way to get 3 Animoji characters together, right?

    I think iMovie should support Animojis. Capture on iMovie and then edit it to create a slick music video.

  • Reply 7 of 7
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 3,069member


    animoji advertisement hyukoh citizen kane


    That bear looks like something out of Akira



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