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Archive May, 2010

AdBands 6

Posted May 31, 2010

AdBands 6

If you live in Toronto and work in advertising mark Thursday, June 17th in your calendars for AdBands 6. Yep, people in advertising who think they are rock stars (imagine that). Complete event info is here and be sure you watch the FANTASTIC promo film and join the event Facebook page. All proceeds from the event go to The Tennyson Quance Foundation for Autism. Hope to see you there.

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Notoriously Good

Posted May 31, 2010

Notoriously Good

Here’s the latest spot from director David Hicks at Toronto-based Sons and Daughters for Sleeman ( Canadian beer) via Dentsu Toronto. My friends at Crush did the visual effects. Here’s some words on the spot from Dentsu’s Glen Hunt:

Every brewery has it’s history but not every history includes Pirates, Smugglers, Prohibitionists, Risk Takers and Rogues – but Sleeman does. The campaign highlights some of the breweries more colourful characters and the 5 generations of family brewing heritage that goes into every case. Or, comes out of it. It’s the type of heritage that doesn’t just make Sleeman good, it’s makes Sleeman “Notoriously Good. Since 1834.”

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Food and Drink for Thought

Posted May 27, 2010

Food and Drink for Thought

Here’s a great article showing sugary drinks and their food equivalents. Good thing I usually just drink water or tea with no sugar (or vodka & water). Scooped from Make the Logo Bigger.

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Pantone Hotel

Posted May 25, 2010

Pantone Hotel

Check out Brussels-based Pantone Hotel created by designer Michel Penneman and the architect Olivier Hannaert. Scooped from Fubiz.

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Legs for Goldfrapp

Posted May 25, 2010

Legs for Goldfrapp

Here’s Goldfrapp’s latest video Alive was conceived and created by my friends at Legs (this one by Geremy Jasper and the lovely Georgie Greville) via Rokkit. Vampires, lasers, sparkly rainbow blood and sexy 20 Minute Workout dancers – what’s not to love?

When asked to describe it in under 140 characters (twitter max), Legs said “Goldfrapp leads black metal heads through sexed up aerobics. They are joined by neon nymphs who seduce and sacrifice them for rainbow blood.”

More info from Legs on the making of Alive is here with full credits. Side note – I love the song too.

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Crush Tools

Posted May 25, 2010

Crush Tools

Toronto-based Crush, along with sister company Lollipop, have created an app for the production community – Crush Tools.

About Crush Tools:

Crush Tools was developed to help our clients and “our client’s clients” successfully frame their commercial in the ever changing world of multiple formats. We have loaded a library of grids and guides to help the user understand what part of the shot will actually make it onto the big screen or television. It may be shot 4×3 (television) but end up 1:85 (theatre). More often than not a big portion of these shots get cur off, resulting in a loss of image quality or even worse, story. Crush Tools allows the director, cinematographer, art director or producer to load a pre-existing photo or take one on set and easily visualize framing for both television and cinema.

Download Crush Tools (free). A Q&A with Crush Senior Artist David Whiteson on Crush Tools is here.

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Let’s Colour Project

Posted May 23, 2010

Let's Colour Project

Here’s a beautiful spot directed by Stink‘s Adam Berg for Dulux’s Let’s Colour Project via Euro RSCG London. The film was shot over four weeks in Brazil, France, London and India and the people painting are real people not actors. Complete info here. Well done (says the girl with all white walls).

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Lowe Roche Summer Internship

Posted May 23, 2010

Lowe Roche Summer Internship

Recent ad grad and looking for work? Bring your portfolio to Lowe Roche this Thursday, May 27th at 5pm for a chance at an internship. Details here.

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David LaChapelle Mural in Toronto

Posted May 22, 2010

David LaChapelle Mural in Toronto

First off, apologies for the lack of posts this past week – I was moving house & office. Exhausting. I hate how those last few boxes just won’t unpack themselves. Last night in my unpacking procrastination, I went for a lovely dinner with my friend Jane. I love that my new home is walking distance to everywhere I want to go. While walking to dinner I passed MOCA where there is a beautiful David LaChapelle mural titled The Rape of Africa. I snapped a pic with my iPhone, but for better images go here.

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Worldwide Short Film Festival

Posted May 22, 2010

Worldwide Short Film Festival

Also spotted in the hood (see below), is this great poster campaign for the Worldwide Short Film Festival. Love the short film fest – great for people like me with short attention spans.

Update: the broadcast campaign is here. Thanks to Graham Chisholm at Relish for the link. They are directed by Michael Downing. I like Restaurant and Frame (my fav), but Psychiatrist is less successful.

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