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Leaders

Shooting Prince Andrew

So it's 6.30 pm and I'm sitting feet up on the sofa with the telly on when my phone goes. 'Mark Harrison? You've been recommended - are you free for a shoot tomorrow?' "Who is it?" I reply with a harrumph. I ponder as I have a dishwasher being...

Posted by: Mark Harrison Photographer
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Photographer Nigel Harniman on 30 years of shooting cars

“I’ve been freelancing since 1989 and have shot globally for most automotive brands from Rolls Royce to Renault, Bentley to Buick, Cadillac to Kia,” says Nigel Harniman, reflecting on 30 years of photography. “More recently,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Exploring the theatrical photography of Jamie Isbell

Maybe it's the fact that he works as a creative lead for the National Theatre. But the capacity of Jamie Isbell to capture the moment, wrapping entire stories and characters within one frame, is absolutely incredible. Jamie has had the chance to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The art of styling food with Lola Faura Praxedes

Few arts are as delicate and delicious as the one of the food stylist. It's hard not to fall in love with Lola Faura's photography. All it takes is one quick glance at one of her projects on her profile and you instantly want to run for the fridge -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The ‘literally’ electric Maserati campaign created over lockdown

Ultra Brand Studio is a new creative shop launched under lockdown by ex-AKQA creatives Alistair Schoonmaker, Matt Bennett and Will Battersby. These guys were the brains behind Nike’s most awarded ad “Rise” and already under...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The evocative photography of Theofilos Koutroumanis

Photographer Theofilos Koutroumanis has done a lot in his life, from owning a bar to working in advertising and publishing. But when someone asked him to take pictures during a party night in his own bar, that was enough of a wake-up call for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Making and breaking the grid with Ben Statham

Ben Statham loves making plans. We can definitely relate. As his experience taught him, Ben Statham also loves breaking plans. The unexpected always brings along a certain thrill, and no one could know that better than a photographer, constantly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Making better worlds together, with UNICEF and VaynerMedia

On World Refugee Day (20th June) UNICEF launched a campaign to encourage people to think differently about refugee and migrant children, to focus on what the adoptive communities gain. Created by VaynerMedia, its team of senior art director Lianne...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What if holding a candy bar could get you killed?

Implicit racial bias is deadly. "A black person is three times more likely to be killed by the police in America, too often when armed with nothing more than a candy bar." It sadly comes to the surprise of no one that there is an implicit bias in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Vibrant Fervour in Jonathan Knowles' Shots

Technology has changed much of what we know as the 'creative process', especially in the past few decades. The advent of digital has brought new ways to complete the same tasks and propel our inspiration forward - but there's no denying that the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The Filmmaker's Guide to Remote Filming, for Agencies and Directors

There is only one shot left to wrap up today’s shooting session. You liaise with the lighting department, the cinematographer and camera operators, you inform the actors and the whole crew is ready to shoot. You talk to the assistant director...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

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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Features

Company Spotlight: Finding Inspiration with Vivid Flow Studio

Inspiration can come from a variety of different sources. For Marcin Roszkowski and his small company, Vivid Flow Studio, inspiration comes from looking at the world. Marcin wishes for a better world, one in which we start respecting our planet as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: Love of People in Adam Shaw's Photography

One would guess the pandemic is hurting extroverts way more than the other end of the spectrum, but freelance photographer Adam Shaw is the living proof that that is really not the case. Though he declares himself an introvert by nature, Adam loves...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: the Cool Ambition of Frankie Caradonna

Frankie Caradonna. A born-Italian filmmaker, too much of a free spirit to spend most of his life stuck in an office. Frankie is an ambitious creative, and one can just glimpse at his works to realise that his ambition is channeled through his...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Advertising & Creativity in a Time of a Crisis

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. All concepts which most of us could have reasonably hoped we would never experience. And yet here we are entering another week of Zoom calls, home schooling, and … is it too early to have a glass of wine...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Features

#StayHome: You don't need to go outside to craft amazing work

Creatives are already finding the strength to make amazing work from home. It doesn't happen every day to see a global pandemic take people off the streets. Readers and gamers have long awaited this moment to unsheathe their anti-apocalypse barbed...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Faking Royalty with loyalkaspar for CNN

Creative branding agency loyalkaspar recently created a series of live-action spots to promote the new CNN documentary series, “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty,” which uses archival footage and interviews with insiders and experts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member spotlight - The bleak beauty behind Ken Gerhardt's lens

As the 2nd ranked photographer on Creativepool with over 40 years of experience, Ken Gerhardt certainly knows more than most about the art of photography. In recent years, he’s rediscovered his love for black and white film, feeling that the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

This corporate folk kit might be the only useful corporate Christmas gift

Last Christmas (though it was only a few short weeks ago, of course), Lithuania-based design agency FOLK created an alternative to boring Christmas corporate gifts known as the “Corporate Folk Kit.” This kit was gifted to their partners...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Behind the idea: Putting the O in retro with Cassandra Brooksbank

Great Guns director Cassandra Brooksbank recently reunited with coffee design company Fellow for a myth-busting new campaign. Inspired by Fellow’s too-good-to-be-true Old Brew Grinder, this retro film references such iconic conspiracy theories...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Joseph Ford’s photography makes people disappear

Photographer Joseph Ford’s subjects include dynamite fishing, butterflies flying out of people's mouths, a railway line merging into a zipper and a crocodile attacking Lacoste sneakers, but a series that also stands out is his Knitted...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Reel talk with director Noemi Hatala

Self-shooting director Noemi Hatala’s film, Where the Women Run the Nightlife, introduces the female club owners who manage four of the five major venues in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It shows how they are encouraging self-expression and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why you should use an inbound marketing agency

You know what inbound marketing is, right? The idea that to attract prospects and convert them to customers, you’ve got to give them something of value first? Which could be that useful blog about the importance of knowing your buyer persona....

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Leaders

How it was done: Going Full Circle with motion control

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Digitas, UNIT9 and Envy Advertising recently created a powerful promo called Full Circle. The ad is centred around the first black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, and promotes The John...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Catching creative stardust for O2

A recent ad for UK telco O2 promotes the brand’s Priority scheme, which offers a variety of exclusive experiences for customers. The spot sees a series of shooting stars travel through the sky before being caught by O2 customers’ phones,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How it was done: Choreographing Warframe through iMessage

Great Guns director Dan Trachtenberg is a big fan of free-to-play video game Warframe, so when the opportunity came up to helm a promo for the title he was beyond excited. The result is an amazing six-minute CG film full of action including...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Dodge the Bullet app shows effects of gun violence in Toronto

The Coalition for Gun Control has released a new app highlighting how increasing gun violence has had an impact on Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. Dodge the Bullet, created by local agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, uses geo-location...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Making the sun shine for Nivea

YouGov research shows that as much as a third of people don’t apply sun cream in the UK. Despite spending time in gardens and parks, as soon as the sun comes out, they tend not to take the same care as they do abroad. A recent campaign through...

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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Bringing down the house for Lacoste

It’s been a busy week for French clothing brand Lacoste and its creative agency BETC Paris. As well as launching the second instalment of its Save Our Species campaign for Biological Diversity Day, it released a new ad capturing the deep...

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Industry

How Ogilvy won an Annual award in five seconds for Cadbury

Cadbury’s classic Gorilla ad from 2007 has become a staple of the brand’s identity over the past decade or so. And while the work has notched millions of views on YouTube since launching on TV, the brand wanted to tap into the digital...

Posted by: Ryan Watson

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