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Leaders

McDonald's interrupts ITV Movies with McDelivery orders

McDonald's has launched a new set of idents that will play during the intervals of ITV Movies that see scenes from different film genres interrupted to promote its McDelivery service. Horror, martial arts, western, sci-fi, fantasy and high school...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Are smartphone movies hitting the mainstream?

Whilst we’ve all been busy recording gigs and nights out or watching kittens chase shoes on our iPhones, Hollywood has created everything from heart-wrenching film shorts to feature-length thrillers using just their smartphones. Each...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Watch some of the world's earliest home movies

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, we no longer only capture the most special moments in our lives, but every moment, no matter how inconsequential. But decades before we were all filming our every move, the concept of capturing footage at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Nothing to fear. Why horror movies matter.

The most successful film in UK cinemas this week is 'Insidious 2'. Having seen the first 'Insidious' instalment just a couple of weeks ago, I don't think I'll bother with chapter two. The best horror movies are akin to long road trips through foreign...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The best opening titles to movies

Opening titles to a movie should tell us more than simply the name of the flick. At best they should draw us in, set the scene, tantalize, wake us up, introduce us to a weird new world, make us laugh or failing all that - just simply entertain. What...

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Unmoving Pictures - great movies with terrible posters

Now Hollywood is the territory of bean counters rather than creative visionaries, we should be not at all surprised when Space Chimps 4 fails to live up to its, admittedly limited, promise. However, back in the mists of time, truly great movies were...

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Features

Motionless pictures - are graphic novels the new movies?

When we were kids (assuming everyone is over 40, because it makes me feel better) we read the comics and grown ups went to the pictures. Sure, we queued for Star Wars and Jaws, but flat images of impossibly ripped blokes and pneumatic ladies in...

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Inspiration

Take a deep breath - #MemberSpotlight

Mariano Gabriel Vidal is an animation artist. He is also the character designer behind the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards Nominee show Mini Beat Power Rockers. The best part is that, by his own admission, Mariano also got into the industry by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The adaptability and reinvention of a talented retoucher - #MemberSpotlight

Determination or not, sometimes it takes just sheer luck to find your path in life. That's pretty much the story of Sasa Mihajlovic, an expert Serbian-born retoucher also working as Artem Retouching. Sasa is a master of setting the mood and tone for...

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Inspiration

Exploring the Art of 3D Realism - #MemberSpotlight

There surely are some stunningly talented artists out there. 3D and VFX Artist Daniel Magyar is without a doubt one of them. A fan of 3D realism and clearly a skilled creative professional, Daniel has been playing around with 3D software since his...

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Inspiration

From a seaside town to filmmaking in Central London - #MemberSpotlight

If there's one thing you will learn from all of these Member Spotlights of ours, it is that ambition can get you anywhere. No matter where you are coming from, or where you want to go. This was the case of Corry Raymond. Born and raised in a seaside...

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Inspiration

Exploring the crazy colourful style(s) of Scott Balmer - #MemberSpotlight

Mesmerising. That's the first word that comes to mind when you look at some of Scott Balmer's impressive illustration works. The man is clearly a skilled illustrator and an extremely artistic one at that, which is quite clear when you look at his...

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Inspiration

The Destiny of a Motion Graphics Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Some things in life, you just know. You know if you want to be a chef or an astronaut. You know if you want to be creative or do anything else. It may sound cheesy, but once creative, always creative is quite a good mantra - if you start creating for...

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Inspiration

Forging ahead as a director in the freelance industry - #MemberSpotlight

How do you make the jump from a car manufacturer to freelance filmmaking? Will Riddell, freelance director and producer, might know a thing or two about that. Having worked for some years in APA production, Will set up his own company in 2017 to...

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Leaders

Choose chaos, not stability - With Strategic Planner Manabu Kudo

"Mistakes have always been my best friend." We've talked at length about how stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to stimulate creativity. Playing safe isn't always the best option, and it is sometimes necessary to take risks in...

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Inspiration

What is the fuel of endless inspiration?

When you are just starting out, you can easily get caught in a storm of passion, ambition and motivation for everything related to your craft. Some people lose that, or become disillusioned with time. You shouldn't. Senior Graphic Designer Stuart...

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Inspiration

Loving shots and stories with filmmaker Darren Statman

We love a good story. And film director Darren Statman has plenty to tell. It isn't every day that we get the chance to open a window into a creative professional's life, but with our Member Spotlights it does happen fairly often. What we love about...

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Industry

Most freelancers will need nearly a year to recover from the COVID crisis

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Sharing secrets with prop & costume maker Alea Holland

Like many creatives, Alea Holland has a dream: to live off something she loves, building a career out of her craft. Having a day job in retail, there are not many outlets for creativity during daily shifts - which is why Alea has turned to costume...

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Inspiration

A spotlight on one of the most exciting new agencies in South America

Nicolas ‘Nico’ Perez is an ambitious, ‘ideas-first’ bilingual Creative Director and Copywriter from Chile with 10 years of experience working in different countries and creating integrated campaigns for major brands like...

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Features

What to do when the plagiarist strikes?

Of all the projects I’ve been involved with since my career in design and branding kicked off some twenty years ago, there are few I feel as fondly towards as the Studiocanal cinema ident. I remember the day we received the brief; the rush of...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

Adrian Penu's quest for purpose

Inevitably, you have to try your hand at different things before you find your true vocation. It was the case of artist Adrian Penu, who spent some time with photography, film and various crafts before landing in fine art and painting. Since then,...

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Inspiration

The Fiery Focus of Nicola DeStefanis

Learn your craft, not the tool. This the main advice freelance 3D artist and motion designer Nicola Destefanis has for beginner artists. Our current tools are the result of years and years of evolution, but the tools will become obsolete -...

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Inspiration

Creativity and Adaptation in Mihaly Sipos

Is there a magic formula to remain inspired and motivated? Every once in a while you do get that random bunch of online gurus trying to sell you the ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO REMAIN ENDLESSLY INSPIRED™, but creativity simply doesn't work that way....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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