Blueprint: Film have been up north again! Well, just north of London really. We’ve been up Midlands. In the coming weeks Lincolnshire are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. They are the proud owners of one of only four of the original documents and as creatives, we couldn’t stay away from the party. Given that Blueprint: Film creative agency originally planted it’s roots up in Lincolnshire, it was only natural that we flex our creative muscles and help our home county with their festivities.
So, Darren has been out of the Bethnal Green office on a research trip to Boston, Lincolnshire this week. In keeping with the Magna Carta theme, we’ll be creating a series of Magna Carta productions for radio, in collaboration with Cultural Solutions. Here’s a shot of Darren in deep thought during one of the meetings, so focussed he’s not even mildly distracted by cake.
We’ve mentioned before about Chris’ involvement with the Radiating Signals project for the Magna Carta celebrations. He, and one other designer have been working with a groups of people from different Lincolnshire communities to create flags that represent their area. The flags will be hung on the walls of the newly renovated Lincolnshire Castle during the big Magna Carta celebration weekend. This week Chris has finished all his flags, and they are in process of being printed. Next stop, those historical castle walls!
Non Magna Carta related news!
Dave has been a busy bee, furiously editing away at the Radio Plays created in youth workshops with Shooting Fish. He had a long, tiresome day of editing because he’s missed the end of the week for a trip to Finland! We’ll let him off the hook as Dave also missed the Bank Holiday weekend this week, as he was on location Live-streaming a sports event at Lincolnshire bowls club.
Japan Festival is quickly coming together, with venue’s booked, plans made we’ve been busy meeting brochure deadlines this week. We have lots of great news to come with Japan Festival but we’re keeping it all under wraps for now! Our first event will be announced very soon, so keep your eyes open, and your diaries at the ready! Follow the Japan Festival Twitter for first dibs on all the information!
Our brother’s and sisters over at the Blueprint: Review site have been busy bustling away too, watching countless films so you don’t have to (or so you know whether or not you really want to). This week, Darren and Dave worked with them to produce a new review podcast. The podcast is available to download for free on iTunes, where you can hear their reviews of Tomorrowland, Mad Max: Fury Road, Big Game and more!
We were also lucky enough to get down the the Tea Dance and Vintage Fair at Hoxton Hall last weekend to document it for them! It was a really positive day enjoyed by all who attended and we witnessed some great dancing (we didn’t take part, it wouldn’t have been pretty). Take a look at some of the pictures from the event below!
What We’ve Watched
I thought I’d either love this, or hate this, one of the extremes. But disappointingly I was actually in the middle… It looks amazing, great design, great performances and some beautiful and imaginative ideas. But it is way too preachy and the story too limp to elevate it.
I have a hatred of fantasy films but actually found it quite watchable if unremarkable and forgettable.
The Voices (Mikaela)
I watched this on bank holiday Monday at it is not a hangover appropriate film, so I’m not sure if my review is negatively biased. I wanted comfort and laughs and got dark comedy that was definitely more dark than comedy, but not in a thrilling way. In a just-not-that-funny way. I did really like the style, the aesthetics of the film were well thought out and played well with the themes of the movie. I don’t think I have much else to say about it; it was just alright.