Is working away on something special at Clapham Road Studios at the moment. He sent me this earlier today - a flashback to his awesome work on the strata-cut section of the Skream music video earlier this year (note the BIG bags under Joseph's eyes, and this was only about 10 days into his month-long work marathon on the project). A true talent and trooper...
In conjunction with Design Tide Tokyo, architect Hideyuki Nakayama – a protégé of Toyo Ito – has teamed up with UNION, a manufacturer of door handles and levers, to create a glass globe doorknob. As you approach the doorknob you catch a glimpse of what appears to be another world, waiting for you to enter and join, but in fact is a reflection of the room on the other side of the door.
With 50,000 reader per day I feel VERY honoured to have my opinions broadcast from such an influential blog. If you feel like it please feel like writing nice comments underneath, it'll make me feel better about my writing skills.
My friend Christa Holka (who's a very good photographer btw - check out her work here http://xtawasthere.tumblr.com/ ) sent me this image today. Her friend decided to dress up as my We Have Band video for Halloween!!!! AMAZING!
Hello everyone, please take 5 minutes to read this article by Tracy McVeigh that was put on the Guardian (UK broadsheet newspaper) website yesterday.
The gay lifestyle magazine "Attitude" is running its main feature this week on bridging a massive mental health issue within the gay community, and one that I have never seen discussed in the media with such sense and reality.
The gay community has higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide than among straight men, and far higher rates of self-destructive behaviour, substance abuse and sex addiction, and high levels of issues around intimacy and forming relationships.
It's an extremely complex issue, and not really anything that can be pin pointed to one particular thing. However, it really highlights how essential the continuing progress as a society into accepting people of any sexual orientation is for the mental health of those we know.
I still find it unsettling to read sentences such as "The current word for bad in British schools is 'gay', and children internalise this stuff very easily, they think in terms of good and bad. So by the age of 10 kids have understood that bad people are gay – then they discover they are one of them. They enter a dreadful stage of secrecy which can last 20 minutes or 50 years."
I urge you to read this, no matter what your orientation, as it concerns our whole society as a whole.
Considering this was one the of the best live shows I've ever seen (especially considering it was mid-afternoon at a festival). I'm VERY excited about the immanent arrival of this mini-documentary about the event....
Thank you to everyone that made this come together. It's been insane!
Hope you like it!
Artist: Skream Track: Listenin' To The Records On My Wall Label: Tempa Commissioner: Bart Yates & Sarah Lockhart
Director: David Wilson Producer: Georgina Filmore Executive Producer: Bart Yates Production Manager: Tom Berendsen Production Company: Blinkink www.blinkink.co.uk
Director of Photography: Toby Howell & Christophe Leignel Camera Operator: Chris Nunn VFX Motion Control: Malcolm Wooldridge & Digna Nigoumi Runner: Tim Swaby Camera/Lighting: Clapham Road Studios
Art Director: Theo White, David Curtis-Ring & Ceridwen Brown Srata-Cut Artist & Animator: Joseph Mann Strata-Cut Assistant: Lydia Smith & Lauren Brown Material Effects: Niek Pulles Art Department Assistant: Joshua Stocker, Joe Myers, Iona Davis, Yasameen Noorian, Daisy Roth, Jonathan Venga, Cornelia Temple-Richards & Helen Leworthy
Hair / Make up: Lucie Norris Choreographer: Mark Battershall
Making of: Rob Leonard
Casting Director: Nana Klimek at Headnod Talent Agency Adam: Benedict Smith Eve: Harriet Shillito
Editor: Vanessa Wood at Speade Post Production: The Mill Producer: Paul Schleicher & Serena Noorani Colourist: James Bamford Lead Flame Artist: Gareth Brannan Assistant Flame Artist: Gareth Parr & Ilia Mokhtareizadeh Nuke Artist: Donal Nolan, Ben Smith, Georgina Ford, Pete Hodsman, Dave Lee & Maxime Chaix Matte Painting: Dave Gibbons
So, I saw this promo about a month ago, and I fell in love, but then forgot about it, and couldn't find it anywhere (due to forgetting the name of the song, artist, and director) BUT now I've found it again, I'm posting it on my Blog so I don't loose it again.
For a geeky bonus - this was all shot on a Canon 7D. The grain and dust effects were added with After Effects - SWEEEEEEEET!
Anthony's new music promo for "The Music Scene" by Blockheads is a physcadelic trip-out of mind blowing hand-drawn animation. Taking his animation skills from his promo for "Wail To God" 10x further to create an insane world of multi-colour decay.
I will be drooling over this for many more weeks to come
This weekend I went home to Somerset for my Mum's birthday. We went through a whole load of stuff from my childhood, which made me reflect back on my work. As a responce I've uploaded 2 films from my past up on Vimeo. The first one was my exam project from University. Created in March 2007, over an intense 4 week period, this piece of work landed my first music video commission...
The second is my first commercial commission. This ident was created back in February 2008 with the supremely talented Hannah Jacobs for MTV...
After watching Eric Wareheim's new promo for Health (if you haven't seen it yet, click HERE and brace yourself), the super talented Ceridwen Brown put up a link to this extraordinary bakery in Bangkok.
Ratchaburi is located 80 kilometres west of Bangkok on the bank of the Mae Klong River. The provincial area abounds in natural attractions and historical sites.
A long way off the beaten track and down a long metal driveway, you'll find yourself inside a dark room where realistic-looking "human body parts" are stacked on shelves and hanging on meat hooks. The place looks like a mortuary, but in fact, it's a family-run bakery with a difference.
What appears to be putrefying body parts are the bread sculptures of 28-year-old art student Kittiwat Unarrom from Potharam, Thailand.
"Of course, people were shocked and thought that I was mad when they saw the works. But once they knew the idea behind it, they understood and became interested in the work itself, instead of thinking that I am crazy," said the fine arts masters degree student.
As an undergraduate art student, Kittiwat started painting portraits. He then moved to mixed media and finally dough - a natural medium for him since his family runs a bakery.
Along with edible human heads crafted from dough, chocolate, raisins and cashews, Kittiwat makes human torsos, arms and feet.
He uses anatomy books and his vivid memories of visiting a forensics museum to create the human parts.
He now is receiving regular orders from the curious and from pranksters who want to surprise their friends or colleagues. However, I'm not too sure how your beloved would feel opening the fridge to find one of these inside.
By the end of the year, Kittiwat's confectionary slaughterhouse will go on display at Bangkok's Silpakorn University. It's his final dissertation, and he hopes it will secure him a Master of Arts degree.
"When people see the bread, they don't want to eat it. But when they taste it, it's just normal bread," he said. "The lesson is 'don't judge just by outer appearances.