Click on the Gallery view and watch an entire life unfold.Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Yes, the internet is changing our behavior.
We can argue whether it’s good or bad, whether the reports are prone to hysteria etc. but anyone who doesn’t think that those of us who use the internet process information in a different way to before is… on crack. Which allegedly induces similar addictive neural patterns to excessive internet use according this article.Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Damn, I love music videos. At least I used to, then they seemed to go the way of Betamax and the cathode ray tube about 10 years ago and then…
Something amazing happened all to do with a new generation, low cost advanced technology and the explosion of the internet (meaning bye bye broadcasting standards – you can show kind of pretty much ANYTHING online these days) and now…
We have amazing music videos again.
For my daily music video and general creative inspiration fix I head over to Promo News run by an amazing man called Dave Knight. He’s a true expert, a long term lover and promoter of the art form and kind of a national institution. And he runs something called Bug which happens regularly and you should check out. (Dave was also instrumental in the Outstanding Achievement Award that went to the Troll King, Bronx Film Warrior and comrade-in-arms in the film wars, Barry Wasserman at last years MVAs).
Anyway, I’ve been watching a lot of music videos. And maybe it’s something in the water these days, or perhaps I’m just tired and emotional but recently I’ve been watching work that makes me want to tear up and cry it’s so good. The imagination. The boldness. The music. Damn, it’s a pure form when artist and a director are on fire and umbilically linked right at the root of their creative skishkas.
So here’s three videos, all in the last month, I think are extraordinary. Watch them, tear up, get down, be inspired, get back up, go out & shoot some awesome shit:
Genius, your name is juxtaposition.
Hoxtonian Psycho. Say no more.
So simple. So pure.
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He’s b-a-a-a-a-ck. ‘Hollywood’s craziest director’:
“Everyday is like a war. You’re at war with yourself.”Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Sadly Alain Derobe died yesterday.
He was a 3D pioneer, stereoscopic master and visual philosopher who taught me and many others 3D storytelling at the EFA a couple of years ago. He was a truly inspiring man whose legacy will live on through his work and the many film-makers he inspired.
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There is only one reason for art
To know that you are alivePosted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Check out my new commercial for Britvic airing right now. A whole bunch of post on this one, kept the steam-powered VFX turbines at the Mill grinding till late.
Here’s the 40″ version:
And here’s the 30″ with super groovy bike stunts by the amazing local talents down at Gurnell park:
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Humans are funny people imbued with a natural sense of schadenfreude. We slow to peer out the window at traffic accidents. We have an insatiable hunger for films about our own destruction and an unquenchable thirst for the misfortunes of others more famous and successful than us. And we love, LOVE, to see someone’s career evaporate in real time. Which is what happened to Republican presidential Rick Perry last night.
Governor Perry’s realtime career hara-kiri is so good it goes straight into the top three real time career-killing calamities where a politician has tanked himself and his future in public view. The amazing thing is that you can spend decades sowing the seeds of your own destruction, but when the moment comes it’s suprisingly short. And completely irrevoceable. It just takes a few seconds to fuck everything up beyond repair.
So without further ado here’s my top three career killing political moments as they happened. Welcome to the schadenfreudegasm:
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Check out this stunning, and stunningly well shot, video for Control by one of the great new generation photographers, Pieter Hugo:
A fantastic cover version, too.
If you don’t know Pieter Hugo, you may recognise him form the iconic pictures of men and street animals in Nigeria — Mad Max-y looking dudes holding lions and hyenas on rope leashes. Check ‘em out here.Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment