Tuesday, 29 December 2009
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Thursday, 3 December 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
But a brilliant excuse to get wrapped up in applauding the hours of painstaking work the technique involves, and when done right, I believe, is truely the ultimate artform;
Monday, 23 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Jerry Fuchs, 34, who drummed for West Coast dance-punk band !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") and the Georgia-based psychedelic instrumental ensemble Maserati, tumbled five stories shortly after 12:30 a.m. inside 338 Berry St., cops said.
"It's a manual freight elevator, and it stopped somewhere above the fifth floor," said Buildings Department spokesman Tony Sclafani.
Sources said Fuchs and his pal opened the elevator door and attempted to jump the 3 to 4 feet separating the elevator from the fifth floor.
He fell and landed at the bottom of the shaft. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died at 3:30 a.m.The friend landed safely, but a piece of Fuchs' clothing caught on the elevator, causing him to be yanked backward as he jumped, sending him swinging back into the crevice separating the elevator from the fifth floor.
So unbelievably sad.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Created by one half of the team that brought us the ground-breaking Specialten, I am super chuffed to have made it into this magazine. Especially as it has a super hot photo of Brigitte Bardot on the front.
BUY IT NOW!
Monday, 19 October 2009
I don't know exactly what time I'll be on, but Danny's show runs from 13:00-16:00 (he's standing in for Cerys Matthews at the moment).
If you feel like listening in on a DAB Digital Radio, or online that'd be really nice. Otherwise, it'll be on the fabulous BBC iPlayer soon after the show's finished, and I'll be sure to post up a link.
To say I'm excited would be an massive understatement.
Friday, 16 October 2009
NB. Please pay particular attention to the second verse where we've created a stroboscopic effect by synchronizing the frame rate of the camera to that of dripping stream of water. Each droplet is unique, but has been captured in mid-air with such precision that it gives the impression of a single droplets being held mid flight. This effect was not created through stop-motion animation techniques, or through computer trickery, but was matched live on set with a camera turning over at 12 frames per second in order to allow the artist to lip-sync and interact with the water in real time.
And I'm really proud of it :-)
Director - David Wilson
Producer - Tamsin Glasson
Production Company - Colonel Blimp
Commisioned by Tim Nash at Atlantic / 679
Director of Photography - Will Bex
Art Direction - Emma Roach
Styling - Steven Westgarth
Water-Droplet Effects - Complete Fabrication
Telecine - Aubrey Woodiwiss
Flame Artist - Judy Roberts at Munky
After Effects Artist - Christopher Bristow at Munky
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
I'm a very happy (slightly worse-for-wear) man today!
- Best Budget Video (Rock/Indie) for Moray McLaren - We Got Time
- Best New Director
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
We were really keen on making a gritty, abstract performance video. So we set to work with magnets, screwdrivers, VHS tapes and a host of other techniques: We made an initial edit and played this back through a £3 TV we picked up at the local market, and 'manipulating' it with a screwdriver allowed us to flutter and flicker the image on screen. We'd also bought an industrial strength magnet and used that to distort and twist the picture on itself. We made several runs through the track in this way before playing everything out to VHS (with obligatory stomping and scrunching).
This effectively gave us a new set of footage to make a tailored, grunged-up edit of the original piece."
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Monday, 31 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
However, due to the nice people at Directors Notes I'll get to do so for free (check it out! I'm kind of opening the festival (film wise) - I don't know whether this is a good thing or not, considering usually at festivals, the lower down the bill, the shitter you are, but hey, at least I'm there!). They're running a film tent ever night at the festival, and tonight they'll be showing my promo for Moray McLaren "We Got Time". I could have gone to the festival today, but instead I did a little swap with Kristofer Strom (whose promo for "Animals" by Minilogue is being shown on Sunday), and I'm going to go on and see the likes of...Radiohead, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metronomy, Passion Pit, Adam Buxton, Jeffery Lewis, and The XX (to names just a few) ALL in one day!
Plus, if last year's anything to go by, the crowd should be one of the liveliest in the UK. Exhausting, but fun. Awesome.
... OK, so what you can't really see here is the 21 year old me, walking onstage in a big black wig (I was supposed to be Nick Zinner) and fucking up my words infront of 50,000 people. Yes, I have the footage from the BBC broadcast, and no, I'm not going to put it online.
BUT what I am going to do is this! Forgive me, but this is still the HIGHLIGHT OF MY LIFE! so I'm gonna milk it 'til the cows come home...
Rock n' FRIGGIN' ROLL
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Where the Wild Things Are Trailer #2
and what I really took from it is this sense of imagination. It really brought home one of the really truely wonderful thing about directing, and that's the ability to completely run into your imagination, and create a world through the screen. You can then share it in a way that the viewer can not only see and hear, but also be emotionally touched by. It's a really romanticized view, and sometimes you want to portray the real world, and other times you just want to run away from it and create your own.
Inspiring stuff. It just makes me want to sit down with a pen and drawing pad and escape.
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Featurette
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Hopefully I'll get to see them this weekend at the Reading Festival as well.
Check out their video for Crystalised, which is available for free download from iTunes this week. GO FRIGGIN' GET IT (and then buy the album)!
Monday, 24 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Just as a little factual nibble; the animated doves and fox are all drawn from my designs. In fact I very nearly went out to South Africa to shoot this with them, but then Little Boots came along (talk about a win-win situation huh!!)
Noah Harris is stop-frame king (click to view commercial)...
Friday, 14 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
It was only on closer inspection I came to the realisation that the "bear" community now have their own pride flag, and this is it...
For those of you who don't know what a "bear" is (in regards to homosexuals), here's John Waters with a brief explanation...
... nothing better than John Waters talking about "ultimate nudity" and "blossoms" to gross out your Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
(except what he fails to mention is that animation and live action are two very different kettles of fish, and it's just impossible to keep the same level of detail in live action as you would in animation, but hey - starting with that huge level of attention to detail and then whittling it down from there is definitely the best starting point)
Friday, 31 July 2009
As you can tell from my previous posts, I'm pretty excited about this one! Highlights include sock balaclavas and cotton wool smoke. However, the trailer's so fast-passed it's really difficult to actually digest the art direction. However, it really does give an indication of what this is gonna look and feel like when it's out there (and how the script's gonna read - it all sounds great to me).
With the movie due in mid-October, there's only a few more months to go!
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
For more info click here
BIG thanks to Noah Harris for winging this my way.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
PLEASE DO, because what follows is a glorious promo. Look out for the brilliant Joanna Newsom playing the role of mum. Please note... no children were disturbed in the making of this video! Honest!
Monday, 27 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
I've got a new piece of work unleashed on the world today. It's the new music promo for the brilliant Little Boots and her new single Remedy.
It got an exclusive online release via the BBC today. Check it out...
N.B. For some reason the BBC have chosen to compress the video really badly. If you can hold on until Monday I'll have a full-res version on my website
Half way through this video (when the female lead vocals come in) I realised that one of my school friends is part of the vocal orchestra! (Alyusha, the one with the awesome vocal chords) AMAZING!
Christ, this is nuts...