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This Is England 1990 lines up

It looks like Shane Meadows' first foray into TV won't be his last. And it looks like the next show could be another This Is England, but this time set in the rave era of 1990.

In a Q&A following a screening of the first episode of the upcoming Channel 4 TV sequel to Meadows' Bafta winning This Is England at the Edinburgh TV festival, the director said he'd love to do another series.
He said 1990 was a major turning point for him and that it was a time that was "his era" as he'd been just a "plastic skinhead" in his younger teenage years.

Get ready for Woody, Shaun and Lol doing the big fish little fish on Channel 4 soon. 

Posted 31 August 2010 by Jon Creamer

September's storyboard

In this month’s Storyboard, The Mill takes it slow for Turner; Not to Scale’s art imitates life for SCIB; Smoke & Mirrors and Big Buoy get fresh with Trident; Stamp Films gets on its bike for Fuel TV; Stink and Mainframe play fair with Huggies; Square Zero makes sweet dreams for Sominax; Airside goes barking up the Gumtree; Roughcollie counts sheep for S4C and Thirty Three & Swift and Wonky make planning easy for Tower Hamlets 

Turner Broadcasting and The Mill teamed up to create these five 15-second idents for TCM shot in super slow mo with 35mm and Phantom cameras. Noah and the Whale composed an original track for the spots. The creatives were Simon Goodrick, Ben Campbell and Adam James.

Not to Scale directors Ubik created, Your Story, Your Wall, two 30-second commercials for Egyptian paint company SCIB through Leo Burnett Cairo. Each commercial tells a story of an empty room waiting to be decorated through paintings of the people that live there and what they plan to do with the room. The sets for both rooms were built and filmed at 3 Mills studios. Each camera move was filmed using a Canon 5D on a motion control rig. The animation was all created in Flash, artworked in photoshop and composited in After Effects. Lisa Hill was the producer.

Trident Senses: "Burst" TVC from Jon Yeo on Vimeo.

Smoke & Mirrors and Big Buoy teamed up for JWT’s current campaign for Trident Chewing Gum. The ad has a group a friends watching a beautiful meteor shower that hits the earth and releases cool minty freshness into the air. The agency producer was John Cheesemore and the director was Jon Yeo. Senior vfx producer was Jordan Andreopoulos and the lead Flame Jim Allen. The cgi was completed by Smoke & Mirrors’ Gerald Chrome, Jon Wood and Chris Bore and the grade was by Mark Horrobin. The editor was Colin Sumsion.

FUEL TV: Excite Boost from FUEL TV on Vimeo.

Stamp Films’ Justin Harder built this homage to classic Nintendo video game Excite Bike as a promo for extreme sports network Fuel TV. The DoP was Brad Rushing. JP Rooney and Ford Spencer built the bike and Marina Toybina the suit.

Stink’s Christian Bevilacqua brought in Mainframe for the 2d, 3d, matte painting and compositing on his new world-wide spot for Huggies nappies set in a funfair. The producer was Molly Pope and the agency was Ogilvy, Johannesburg.

Thirty Three & Swift Films’ director Maria Lee brought in Wonky Films to animate this film that was ordered by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and explains how  local residents can have a say in planning applications.

Classified ads website Gumtree’s first TV spot comes courtesy of Airside. Agency Beta London’s brief was to create a simple 30-second piece about the ease of buying and selling locally via Gumtree. The designer was Dick Hogg.

Square Zero’s Sarah Klan designed and animated this 2d/live action commercial for the Sominax sleeping remedies. The agency was  Sudler London. The live action was directed by Dave Wood at Toast. created this graphics package, including titles, break bumpers, stings and maps, for S4C show Y Porthmon (the Drover), a week long live show reenacting the journey of the last drover in Wales.

Posted 25 August 2010 by Jon Creamer
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