I found a super cool advert a few nights ago, which is like 'Paint on Glass animation meets Graffiti versus greenscreen' but created on a massive scale and without modern/digital processes...
It's a recent American 30 second advert called Wall Art (directed by Chris Hopewell and Ben Foley of Collision Films) for the Acura [known as Honda in the UK] RDX vehicle.
Basically, they've got an RDX inside a large studio, and they filmed the static vehicle with a stopmotion technique while a sequence of rotoscoped graffiti-style illustrations get painted all around (and even on) the car frame-by-frame. The graffiti-style illustrations are painted onto a 100 foot x 40 foot wall, and are basically massive frames of animation created with a process that recalls the wall painted animations of BLU such as MUTO. The end result is that the advert gives the impression that the vehicle is driving through a three-dimensional city painting, when in reality the vehicle had never moved. It is a more artistic version of the pan-European Ford Kinetic Design advert that is currently on TV on a regular basis.
While the Ford advert is utilising relatively modern techniques and visual effects to create a very similar illusion, this whole Acura advert is created with traditional stopmotion animation techniques using a real vehicle, 450 gallons of paint for the 100x40 foot frames of animation, and 240 hours of shooting over 10 days (which means that they were shooting 24 hours a day for the whole production process)!
Why don't we get highly creative/artistic adverts like this in the UK?
Acura RDX advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQk6tAM9hyM
Behind the scenes video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GvGFQpna6s
Originally discovered at: http://www.t5m.com/t5m-insider/wall-art-the-making-of-the-new-acura-rdx-advert.html
Ford Kinetic Design advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAt2-N34dpM
Behind the scenes video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6AVb1SL6TY