Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Great for Christmas games
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Farewall Mr Waldie
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Brit creative Alan Waldie.
In the early part of my career I had a VHS tape of D&AD winners that a pinched from the TV production department during my work experience at McCann.
After much research I came to know the names of the people behind my favourite spots.
One of them was Alan Waldie who sadly passed away recently.
This 'My Fair Lady' inspired spot is one of my faves of his.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Go away Star Wars
Monday, December 19, 2016
DJ Shadow & Matt Devine
Earlier this month I was shooting a TVC with Matt Devine. At dinner one night I asked him what he'd been working on recently and he mentioned a DJ Shadow video clip that had yet to be released. Well now it has. Enjoy!
Friday, December 16, 2016
Watch & learn kids
Putting a folio together was far simpler when I was young.
Print. Poster. And a couple of scripts.
Today there's a multitude of media. Not to mention ideas for apps and webstuff.
Which means many of the junior folios I look at feature work that needs explaining.
A lot of explaining.
This video from the D&AD is a must watch if you are a junior.
And even if you aren't.
As it shows you how to make is easy for people to understand and fall in love with your ideas.
You can thank me later.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Just do it
I'd been in the job just two years when my creative director departed.
Senior people in the agency suggested my art director and I put ourselves up for the role as joint CDs.
She was keen but I most definitely wasn't.
In fact I still considered myself a junior if truth be told.
Then the unexpected happened. The ECD offered me the job.
I told him I didn't think I was ready.
But he most certainly did.
I've been a CD now on and off for the best part of 20 years.
So if you ever find yourself thinking you aren't ready to do or try something don't worry. Just do it.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Mini gets maxi
Client loved it.
But knocked it back because we ere supposed to be talking to a fleet audience.
Pretty sure people who drive fleet cars do actually go on airplanes.
But hey what would I know!
Anyway enough about me. Congrats to the Mini creatives who pulled this idea off.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Everything's gone greenery
Friday, December 09, 2016
Huge sigh of relief
So was hanging out for the launch of the new one.
But after all the talk about the USB-C ports I've decided to wait.
Now it seems help is at hand with the HyperDrive 5-1 Hub.
The clever piece of kit is sure to prove popular as it features 5 ports to add slots for an SDXC, a microSDXC, 2 USB 3.0, and an additional USB Type-C port.
You can get yours here.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
What's cooking on TV?
How cute is this spot for Canal pay TV?
When you stop and think about it, it must be pretty tough trying to get kids TV and sports and adult entertainment all into the same ad.
So kudos to Canal and their team for pulling it off!