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The Overwhelming Team Motivation of Yolo Films

Sven Lehmann first approached the wonders technology with a PC with a 45-megabytes hard drive. He used to play DuckTales on it. Now Sven and his company, yolo films, are shooting films from remote, without the need for the crew to be physically...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The big, small, tiny and tall films of Chris Light

From directing skeleton crews in the middle of Sierra Leone's jungles to creating abstract visuals for fashion shows, over the last decade Chris Light has spent making films, he’s had a lot of fun. As part of the film production company...

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Leaders

Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2017: The Films

Last week, the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase enticed over 2,000 Cannes delegates to get out of bed and invited them to be inspired, educated and entertained. Taking place at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the...

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Leaders

Creative Breakdown: Johnny Kelly's five beautiful Apple Health films

Johnny Kelly, a director and animator working for Nexus Productions, has created five beautiful films for Apple Health promoting Apple’s new app released this September. Each film highlights a different aspect of health; eating, sleeping,...

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Inspiration

How short films can help you to become a better storyteller

When I first heard the term ‘storyteller’, I hated it. I thought it was way too pretentious and self-important - we’re not novelists; we’re copywriters and art directors. But the more I work on film scripts, copy and even...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Features

Michelle Coomber - Medina Films

Michelle Coomber Director Medina Films medinafilms.com "Medina Films is a London-based production company creating high calibre documentaries, commercials and promos in the UK and internationally. We are global storytellers in a digital world."...

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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Now - Leo Vegas Leo Vegas, the online casino, has launched the second installation in its campaign starring “Leo,” the 'Lion King' of mobile casino gaming. The campaign, created by Now, demonstrates how the brand's titular mascot is able...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Straight 8 Shootout is coming to London

Fresh from Cannes and by popular demand, the Straight 8 industry shootout is set to premier in London next week. The screening will be presented by APA in association with Creature of London and with support from and Kodak, Cinelab London,...

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Leaders

Carnage: The UK’s first production company for car brands

It's rare indeed for an agency to limit itself to one specific area of the market, and rarer still for it to do so of its own accord from the get-go, but that's exactly what Ben Hampshire, former Managing Director of The Mill LA, has decided to do...

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Leaders

AMV BBDO storm the English Channel with Mars for Euro 2016

Mars, an official FA sponsor since 2009, is launching a new multi-channel campaign set to galvanise the nation’s support of the England football team ahead of Euro 2016. The new #Believe campaign coincides with the brand’s display of...

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Leaders

Berlin Dispatch: Ciclope International Festival of Craft

For the last two years Berlin has been the home of CICLOPE Festival, the only international event fully dedicated to the craft of moving image. Since moving to the heart of Berlin’s über cool Mitte district in 2012, it has become THE place...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Who Made The Jury? The British Arrows Craft 2015

The British Arrows have announced the jury for this year’s Craft Awards; the only awards in the advertising industry to celebrate and recognise the individual craftsmanship of companies and professionals solely in motion picture. Chairman of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Week in Advertising

VCCP – O2 Priority “Waggy Tails” VCCP recently launched its latest work for O2 Priority this week, which once again stars the delightful ginger cat that thinks it's a dog. The spot takes the form of one long tracking shot, following people...

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Features

Behind the Idea: The redemption of Gio Compario

GoCompare is a brand that has become synonymous with a certain character that has proven polarising (to say the least) amongst British TV viewers. When Wynne Evans first burst onto the scene towards the end of 2009 as Gio Compario, nobody could...

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Leaders

Volkswagen inspires movie star confidence in new TV idents

Volkswagen has created a series of funny idents to promote its continued sponsorship of ITV Movies in the UK that see people in films gain unrealistic levels of confidence. The entertaining scenes include an American spy eager to show off his fluent...

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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Inspiration

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

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Leaders

Mads Mikkelsen stars in £40 million Ford campaign by GTB

GTB, the WPP global agency for Ford, have created a bold, 360 campaign to launch the new Ford Edge across European markets. The campaign is spearheaded by an 8-minute short film, directed by Jake (son of Ridley) Scott of RSA Films and starring Mads...

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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Impulse Impulse has launched a TV and online campaign for its new Why Not? fragrance starring Leanne Lim-Walker, a YouTube fashion blogger who embodies the brand's “Live Life on Impulse” personality. Impulse challenged...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett London - Freeview Freeview unveiled its biggest ever advertising campaign from Leo Burnett London this week to launch its connected TV service Freeview Play. The new “Set Yourself Free” TV spot launched as a premiere ad break...

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Leaders

Meet Marcus Haney: The man who breaks into festivals for a living

This modern world has brought us a swathe of unusual job titles. Certainly our grandparents wouldn't have a clue what a Social Media Manager does, much less an SEO Executive. So how about a Professional Fence Jumper? This is how a man called Marcus...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The little big joys of Benedict Bannister

It's hard to meet people who find pleasure in little things, nowadays. Freelance film and motion director Benedict Bannister is one of those. Benedict enjoys gardening, exercising, and most of all, he loves taking inspiration from his children for...

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Leaders

Billy Faithfull on why COVID-19 has actually brought us together

We are physically distant, but emotionally closer. It's no secret that the lockdown and the COVID crisis have had a huge impact on agency work. Some agencies have struggled more than others, but we know that the lockdown was quite a heavy and...

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Inspiration

Matt Newman's flair for flicks

Friends, huh? Sometimes they're all you need to get to the right place. The right push in the right direction, and off we go - sometimes on what can be a life-changing experience. It was the case of film editor Matt Newman, who was asked by someone...

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Inspiration

The relentless passion of Simona De Leo

Despite having to find her way into a competitive industry, Simona kept going. Despite breaking three fingers in her dominant hand, Simona kept going. Despite not having a publisher, Simona kept going and made a successful Kickstarter campaign to...

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Industry

Global creative calendar: September 2020

In the recent past, pioneering research by The EXPERIENCE Institute established three main reasons for attending events: Education, Destination and Networking. These days, while it may not be an option to travel, the ability to advance knowledge and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Inspiration

Daria Pankeeva's Unstoppable Dynamism

Have your country's borders ever stopped you from pursuing your dream? We believe there is always a way to find your own way, so to speak. And when we have a chance to catch up with creative professionals such as Daria Pankeeva, we realise there are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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