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There and back again…

Last Saturday saw the final day of principal photography (filming to you and I) for Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated movie, The Hobbit. The first part (of two) is due out this December, with more footage expected to debut at comic-con over the next few days. Until then I thought I’d post the cracking behind-the-scenes production videos Jackson and his team have created. 7 in total, the videos not only provide a sneak peak of what to expect from Jackon’s...

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James Wood

Animography – animated typefaces

I just stumbled across this neat video for a website called Animography, which is a place motion graphics artists can create pretty cool text effects without any of the hard work. Below the site explain how the typefaces work: “Animography.net is a webshop/typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of quality. Our animated typefaces are...

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Dudley Wild

Shocking YouTube videos hit home hard

This week I’ve seen two great videos that have harnessed the big audiences of popular YouTube bloggers to get an important message across in an interesting and thought provoking manner. Coincidentally both come from make-up tutorial video bloggers (Lauren Luke and Nikkie Tutorials) and both themes are different. I won’t explain the videos as I think it won’t have the same impact, so watch yourself below: Volkswagen, DDB Berlin and Nikkie Tutorials (won a Cyber Gold Lion at Cannes...

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Dudley Wild

Olympic tickets, Pentagram 40 & Bond: A few things I’ve missed

Back from a three week trek up Everest (well base camp) and a Jubilee filled long weekend, I’ve finally had a chance to catch up with all the internet excitement I’ve missed. With so much to cover (some of which I’m sure you’d already seen), I thought I’d pick a few of my favourites: Perhaps the most exciting bit of news I missed was the release of the London 2012 ticket design. I’ve been a massive follower of all...

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James Wood

The art of Film & TV title design

Movie trailers, posters and title credits are almost as important to me as the actual movie itself (hence my recent affection for the Prometheus viral campaign). So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a brilliant short documentary I stumbled across the other day. The documentary reveals the thinking and inventiveness from the studios (and people) behind title credit masterpieces such as Zombieland, Madmen and the stirring end credits from Blue Valentine. I fundamentally believe that a title...

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James Wood

Creating a buzz – Prometheus viral campaign

Let me start by saying I’m a massive sci-fi and Alien fan, so I’m already slightly biased. Regardless, I continue to be impressed by the viral campaign for Ridley Scott’s latest movie blockbuster, and possible Alien prequel, Prometheus. For those living under a rock, the movie marks Scott’s return to sci-fi, the genre that put him on the map. The official synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a...

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James Wood

Be a version of yourself, flatter, and pause…

I seem to be getting sent to various seminars, events and courses at the moment – don’t get me wrong, it’s great – but I can’t help thinking perhaps it’s a subtle hint from my company that frankly I need to brush up on certain areas! However, I am getting to go to a lot of great talks and it’s not costing me a penny. The latest of these was a short run down on how to present creative...

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Paul Ferry