Peach
Hobby home page
liahome
Soundlounge
Electriclime gif
jw collective
Contemplative Reptile
Editions
  • International Edition
  • USA Edition
  • UK Edition
  • Australian Edition
  • Canadian Edition
  • Irish Edition
  • German Edition
  • Singapore Edition
  • Spanish edition
  • Polish edition
  • Indian Edition
  • Middle East edition
  • South Africa Edition

Kia - Innovation in Electrification

 187 Add to collection

​When it comes to innovation, Kia believes that you can go as far as your mind will let you. This thinking is captured in a story of an eight-year-old girl’s imagination, and her dad’s electric vehicle, the Kia e-Soul. For her it’s much more than a car; in her mind, her dad is an intergalactic superhero, and his car is his flying magical UFO, powered by mysterious blue sparks of lightning coming from his hands.

This film is a tribute to the magic of what Walt Disney once called “our greatest natural resource” – namely, “the minds of our children.”

With no dialogue in the film, the music was crucial in order to set the tone and help tell the story. Adelphoi Music’s Head of Production, Jonathan Watts, spoke of the process: 

“The music comes from the perspective of capturing the spirit and character of the young girl called Sterre - to create ‘Sterre’s Theme’, if you will! Exemplifying her mischief, drive, charm, and directness. 

The main melody was inspired by her imagination of UFOs and spacecraft, so we created an interweaving-grand-expansive-sounding synth melody (that’s a mouthful!), augmented with spacey sounding arpeggios, bleeps, SFX, and subtle choral (mellotron) synth pads, to evoke larger than life images of UFO’s, spacecraft. For inspiration, we went back to the early sparks of electronic music, from 1950’s BBC RadioWorkshop, 1970’s Kosmische Musik/Krautrock, Space Age Pop, Sci-Fi Film/TV theme music, 80’s Synth Pop all the way through to modern Synthwave! 

We felt a pared-back arrangement with minimal percussion worked better overall as it gave the film space (literally), whilst gradually building as the story and panoramic images unfold to almost epic and then, giving way to more stripped back quieter moments of the film, before kicking-off - without resolve - giving the music and story a sense of continuum.

Ultimately ‘Sterre’s Theme’ is the theme tune and tribute to the limitless mindset of a childhood's imagination. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!”

The campaign, Innovation in Electrification, was created by XXS Amsterdam for Kia, and the film is out now. 

www. adelphoimusic.com 


Client

Advertiser: Kia Motors Netherlands

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: XXS Amsterdam

Producer: Marcel Ossendrijver

ECD: John de Vries

Production Company

Production Company: Hazazah

Director: Jeroen Moel

Producer: Judith Roonstein

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Glassworks Amsterdam

Grade: Scott Harris

Music

Music Company: Adelphoi Music

Producer: Jonathan Watts

Sound

Sound Company: Wave Studios Amsterdam

Genres: Music & Sound Design

Categories: Automotive, Cars

Adelphoi Music, 1 year ago