Friday, 30 January 2009

Tim Brown

Beautifully art directed moving image work. You may recognize his work with ManvsMachine for the re-branding of T4 last year, but there's many more killer projects up his sleeve. His newly updated website is definitely worth a visit.


Thursday, 29 January 2009

Tom Kingsley

I've known Tom very well for the past few months, as he's been on hand as a runner at Blink Productions since September last year.
Something tells me he won't remain a runner for long with the quality of work he produces in his spare time, and spending almost all his time at the weekends in the Blink offices doing his personal work means he's moving forward at a tremendous speed.
A total inspiration to be around, and well worth checking out his work.
The sound of the scissors in his film "RIP" (posted below) never fails to make me shudder.


Saturday, 24 January 2009

New Cadbury Commercial

Brought to you by Fallon, and directed by MJZ's Tom Kuntz. Here's the new Cadbury commercial!
It feels like a much more suitable follow-on from last Gorilla ad, and the ending is just superb.
In case you haven't seen the other ads in the Cadbury campaign (that's been running for just over a year now), I've attached the other two as well.

N.B. considering the Gorilla ad was one of the most viral ads ever, it's crazy that the original version is not available for viewing on YouTube due to a copyright claim by WMG

N.B.B. I'm thinking that the general public will have already forgotten that the Trucks ad ever existed

N.B.B.B. Also, sorry I seem to be posting so many commercially-orientated posts at the moment!


Friday, 23 January 2009

Fever Ray

I am loving Fever Ray at the moment (i.e. the girl from The Knife's solo effort).
Here's her new video for "If I Had A Heart" directed by Andreas Nilsson.


Thursday, 22 January 2009

VV Brown in a Box

Here's the new video for VV Brown. Directed by the supremely talented Three in One.
I love the art direction in this video. The choice of colours is exquisite. I want that blue flowery wall paper SO much!
Things to look out for - the change in screen ratio at the 2 minute mark, and the supreme talent of Martin Collins playing the removal man (Martin has also featured in my Action Aid idents I did last year, and a Will Young album commercial).


Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Brand New Blink Web Sparkle Shine Happiness

Blink Productions (the production company I'm signed with) have just launched their brand new website. Check it out!
(if you want to see my work, I'm in the Blink Digital section)



Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Life In Technicolour Promo

I was treated to a sneaky preview screening of Dougal Wilson's new music video for Coldplay last night.
The video is based around a Punch and Judy show gone epic, including a puppet sound technician, a Punch and Judy stage going widescreen (including a catwalk, and lots of explosions), a backflipping, crowd surfing Chris Martin puppet, and a true rockstar finish.
I couldn't help but smile from ear to ear for the whole video. This one's going to make a massive impact - watch out for it.

Watch the video here...


Franz Ferdinand and Of Montreal

Two of my favourite bands, one very small London venue, tonight!
I am very excited about this concert. Expect a review later in the week, but for now - whoever said their second album was rubbish check this out!


Monday, 19 January 2009

Tony Hart


An inspiration to so many. We'll miss you Tony.


New Ford Ka Commercial

The new Ford Ka commercial directed by Noah Harris.
Try and spot just how many Ford Ka logos there are in this marketplace. All the apparel and car-orientated objects were designed by a team of Chris Angelkov, A-Side, Alex Turvey, and Noah himself.It's a shame this quicktime's so small, but check it out - there's definitely more than meets the eye!


Friday, 16 January 2009

Russian Doll Special, Part 7 - Computer Doll

Just to wrap up the week of special Russian Doll posts I thought I'd put up this rather graphical doll. Quite nicely displayed don't you think...


... my only slight quibble with this, is that it's missed out my favourite ever computer related fact; that half a "bit" is called a "nibble". Honest! How great is that!


Russian Doll Special, Part 6 - Political



... "D Major" ?????

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Russian Doll Special, Part 5 - Animals



Cute huh!


Here's the new music video for Rex The Dog. Directed by Partizan's Geoffroy De Crecy, it really goes to show what's achievable on a small budget and a nice animation technique.
Just wait until the dog plays the piano!


Russian Doll Special, Part 4 - Illustration


by Irina Troitskaya


by Adam Bayer

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Russian Doll Special, Part 3 - Bands as Russian Dolls




The Beatles


Bon Jovi


David Bowie


Deep Purple



Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Mystery Solved

Yesterday's mystery 3 minutes actually came from...

Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand



Russian Doll Special, Part 2 - Art


"Insekts" by Sandrine Pelletier

White Lies

The album finally leaked at the weekend. So, being the winter/spring 2009 buzz band (this time last year it was MGMT, and then it was Glasvegas etc.) it was interesting to see what they've got to offer.
Having seen them live about 7 months ago, I got quite excited and went home to see if I could get my hands on any of their demos or any kind of material. No such luck. This band have kept their cards so close to their chest that there were only 3 tracks of theirs (if you were lucky) to hunt down before this weekend.
So, after first listen the album's a bit "ok". Not as dark as I remember them being - I think in a way they reminded me slightly of my teenage love of Alkaline Trio, but on record they sound like The Killers (anthemic but watered down indie-pop) gone gloomy. I think I'll have to go and see them live again, because all I can think of as I listen to them is the frontman being a Chris Martin/Brandon Flowers hybrid - which he isn't (thankfully), but they seem to have over polished this debut a bit too much for my liking.
The worst thing is that I can totally see instrumental versions of their tracks being the backing music for TV sports results real soon.

Oh well, either their punk-pop-gloom edge will come back to me after a few listens, or I'll succumb to the fact that their destined to be a totally overplayed Radio 1 Playlist band where any kind of individuality in their music is watered down by the fact that you won't be able to escape their music unless you run to the Himalayas and live in a cave.

One song that didn't leak until the weekend that I'm liking at the moment is "E.S.T.". "Death", "To Lose My Life" and "Unfinished Business" are good songs, but have had such a heavy rotation on my iTunes over the past 6 months, that I've already over-killed on them a bit! - Oooops.
Right, I'm off to listen to the new Franz Ferdinand offering.


Monday, 12 January 2009

Russian Doll Special, Part 1

As you may know (if you saw my post from Friday) it's Russian Doll Week on the "David Wilson Creative Blog".
Let's kick things off with this colourful market display...



Ok, so I listened to a new album this morning. It's from a very popular band that have been around for quite a few years.
These 3 minutes of amazingness happen at the end of one of the 10th songs on their new album. I'm not going to say who it is, but you will be surprised. I am very excited about going to see them live next week.



The Mill - Showreel 2009

One of the world's best post-production houses have put together their showreel for 2009.
It's things like this that make me very excited about what the next 12 months are going to bring to the world of moving image.


Friday, 9 January 2009

Oh Deer Me...


Just to finish off the week, another deer picture from Google Image.

Next week, Russian Dolls!


Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

I went to the Battersea Arts Centre on Wednesday to witness one of the final performances of "Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea" by 1927. It was an absolutely brilliant evening of entertainment. The format was a series of short, surreal, dark and very twisted stories, with live naration accompanied by a very small cast of two actors interacting with a projected animations live on stage - to whisk you off to 1927's dark realms of their imagination.
Highlights include a story a fairytale land that gets a horrific overturn by the devil (that looks like Tony Hart), a baboon playing a piano, and a demonic army of gingerbread men - think Enid Blyton, mixed with Buster Keaton, Tim Burton, The Mighty Boosh, and Monty Python.

You can watch an interview (and more clips of the show) on the link to The Guardian website HERE.

All final London shows are now sold out, but they have released two more late night shows - tonight and Saturday - so BOOK QUICK!!


Thursday, 8 January 2009

New Saatchi Gallery


I finally managed to pay it a visit on Saturday to see the New Chinese Art exhibition, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. One of the main highlights for me, and many others, being "Old Persons Home" by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, in which 13 life size, and very realistic models of OAPs (that look suspiciously familiar to world leaders) maneuver around the gallery space. Now, before you watch the video below, I don't mean any disrespect to the art work. I thought it was extremely fun, as well as being harrowing and a thought provoking satire on who's actually in charge of this world of ours, but it does give a great excuse to post this insane HoverRound commercial up online!

US HoverRound Commercial


Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Kirsten Lepore

Story from North America (FULL VERSION!) from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

A big thanks to Dave Bullivant for introducing this Kirsten's work to me. Absolutely insane animation. Hand drawn, just how I like it.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


David Wilson Creative is now on Twitter

Follow my updates here...



For Goodness Sake...

I picked up some sultanas at my neighbouring Turkish newsagents yesterday. It may well have been noted before, but it's the first time I've spotted it - SUCH a good name for health foods.



Monday, 5 January 2009

Door Bell

This is quite extraordinary. Type in "deer" into Google Image and this is the third image along.
Just remember to wash your hands after you've rung!


Friday, 2 January 2009

8 Favourite Musical Discoveries of 2008

There are probably more, but these are the first ones that came into my head...

Late of the Pier


Fleet Foxes

Lucky Dragons

White Lies

Little Boots


"What Will the Neighbours Say?" Girls Aloud album - 2004


Thursday, 1 January 2009

Top 20 Albums of 2008

1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Well, what I can I say about Fleet Foxes that hasn't already been said. Those gorgeous harmonies have the power to whisk me off to a better place every time I play this record. The whole album flows together beautifully. Just wonderful.
Download: White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood

2. Fantasy Black Channel - Late of the Pier

The album could have flowed a bit better (hence not giving it the number one spot), but it's jam packed with so many killer tracks it's difficult to ignore. From the pompous extravagance of the opening instrumental "Hot Tent Blues" to the album closer, and "cool-gay-kid" anthem "Bathroom Gurgle" (find yourself a new boy!). The whole albums explosively good.
Download: Focker, The Bears Are Coming

3. Santogold - Santogold

I feel like kicking myself for missing out Santogold in my top tracks - I don't think I was doing that process as efficiently as I could have!! Taking the forward thinking musical stylings of her pal M.I.A., and rounding her sound's sharp edges with pop hooks, this album is a great listen. In fact I think I'd place the album closer "Anne" in between TV on the Radio and The Irrepressibles (at number 3) in my top tracks of the year. It's an engrossing layered, grinding track, using such an awesome sampling of popping synth. "Creator" demands attention everytims it blasts out of my speakers, and "L.E.S. Artistes" is one of the major epic pop anthems of the year.
All hail Santogold.
Download: Anne, Creator, L.E.S. Artistes

4. Dear Science - TV on the Radio

I really wanted this album to be absolutely blindingly stunning, and it is very very good, but it does fall a bit short for me. It's certainly their most accessible release that they've created, and maybe that's part of the problem. Their previous albums "Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes", and "Return to Cookie Mountain" needed work, and the listener to put in effort to get their heads around their sonic adventures. Tracks such as "Halfway Home", "Dancing Choose", and "DLZ" are absolutely blinding, but do they really add up to the triumph of previous tracks such as "Staring at the Sun" and "Wolf Like Me"? Maybe not. However, having said this, "Dear Science" does flow a hell of a lot better that their previous two albums, and the standard of the tracks are consistently high.
Compared to the competition, they still blow the rest out of the water.
Download: Halway Home, Dancing Choose, DLZ

5. Nights Out - Metronomy

Having known Metronomy for years, and having seen half of these tracks played live countless times before they got committed to record, I was slightly disappointed with this release, thinking that Jo Mount had put just a bit too much emphasis on adding his inventive, and extremely distinctive, sound on every track, and not letting them breath as the marvelous pop songs that they are. If you can track down a live version of Heartbreaker (such as when they performed at Wireless Festival in 2007), the song sounds so much cleaner and less fussy.
I loved these stripped down versions, but now that I've spent time with this album I realize that these songs have just been on a journey. The live sound is different to that of the recorded sound, and that's the way it should be. Mount has taken full advantage of what is availbale to achieve and experiment with in the studio, and should be applauded for doing so. This album was a LONG time coming, and it's nice to see that it seems to be making the impact it deserves to.
Truly forward thinking pop music.
Download: Hearbreaker, Radio Ladio, A Thing For Me

6. Antidotes - Foals

Stupidly I left Foals out of my top tracks of 2008, but then to be honest most people knew over half the album from their demos in 2007. Although it is worth noting how ace "Two Steps, Twice", and how up their own arse they are not to include "Hummer" and "Mathletics" on the album.
Download: "Two Steps, Twice", "Olympic Airways"

7. The Seldom Seen Kid - Elbow

Despite my flatmate trying to ram this album down my throat since its release, it took me until the end of this year to give it a proper listen. I was impressed by their performance at Latitude, but slightly put off by the whole crowd doing bad Mancunian accents when singing along, and wasn't completely convinced they produced the best album of the Mercuries (Radiohead and Laura Marling being stiff competition), but in the past few months (probably down to their constant advertising) it's been an album that's been impossible to escape. My prejudices have been broken down.
Download: Weather to Fly, Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver, On A Day Like This

8. Alas, I Cannot Swim - Laura Marling

The London scene of singer songwriting, easy listening, anti-folk pop music is insainley incestuous. Breaking off from Noah and the Whale to do her own thing, Laura Marling has risen to the top of the singer song writing ladder this year with her fantastic debut album. Favourite bits include how seamlessly "Cross Your Fingers" and "Crawled Out of the Sea" flow into each other, and the harrow-ingly beautiful "Night Terror" - this track in particular gives Marling a dark edge over the competition that I just can't get enough of. Hard to believe she was only 18 when this album came out.
Download: Night Terror, Ghosts, Cross Your Fingers

9. Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke


Download: Magic, My Delirium, Oh My

10. Box Of Secrets - Blood Red Shoes

Download: This Is Not For You, It's Getting Boring By The Sea

11. Apocalypso - The Presets

Download: My People, Yippiyo-ay

12. Brain Thrust Mastery - We Are Scientists

Download: Ghouls, Chick Lit

13. Seventh Tree - Goldfrapp

Download: A&E, Caravan Girl

14. Only By Night - Kings of Leon

Really really not that great compared to their previous offerings, but maybe that's because I like their rawer, rockier stuff. Still a good album though.
Download: Closer, Crawl, Manhattan

15. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Download: Oxford Comma, A-Punk, Walcott

16. Evil Urges - My Morning Jacket

How unexpected was "Highly Suspicious"!!! Fucking amazing! Like Jim James had been possessed by the spirit of Prince!
Download: Highly Suspicious, Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2

17. Twenty One - Mystery Jets

Download: Young Love, Flakes, Veiled in Grey

18. For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver

Beautiful voice, beautifully soulful songs, the most perfect album to sit down and reflect. haha - I sound like such a wanker.
Download: Flume, Skinny Love

19. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair

Download: Blind, Raise Me Up, True False/Fake Real

20. Stainless Style - Neon Neon
Download: I Told Her On Alderaan, Raquel, Dream Girls