It’s Friday again! And what a beautiful Friday it’s been. We’ve been blessed with what hopefully isn’t the last of the summer sun today, which is great because we’ve been out and about! Get the lowdown on all things Blueprint: Film right here, on the blog.
Our secret client: Revealed!
That’s right, we’ve been talking for a few weeks now about an exciting creative project we’ve been working on with a high street brand, unfortunately that’s all we’ve been able to tell you! This week we can finally reveal that we’ve been working with Pizza Express on their latest online marketing campaign! The shoot was on Tuesday in London and it though it was challenging, we think it went really well! Chris has been working more furiously than ever to get an edit finished and the video launches on Wednesday! Exciting stuff! We still can’t give you the details of the video, you’ll have to wait and watch it for yourself! In the meantime, here’s a little teaser..
Today marks the launch of Festival800 in Lincoln, and Dave and Mikaela were lucky enough to be invited to shoot the launch event. The pair of them will be covering a range of the festival’s events over the next week, including talks from the family of Rosa Parks, music concerts from the likes of the Levellers, a book signing with Alfie Deyes and so much more! We’re really excited to have been so heavily involved with the festival -Chris also designed and created the website, brochure and marketing pack! It’s a great festival celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta and all that it represents. A pair of expert sand sculptors unveiled their Magna Carta creation in the grounds of Lincoln Castle this morning, the enormous work features the image of King John sealing the Magna Carta.
What else is happening in Lincoln?
As a group of talented, expert multi-takers there are still plenty of other project’s we’ve been working on this week! Mikaela has continued work on Japan Fest, which is ready to move into the marketing and promotional stages! Updates will be coming next week, so keep your eyes open! You can sign up to our Japan Fest mailing list over on the website (don’t worry, we won’t spam you!). You should also follow @JapanFest on twitter to be the first in the know!
Dave has also had a really busy week. The NCS Lip-dub video is completed now and the teams over at EBP and NCS loved what he did with the video! They’re currently in negotiations over gaining rights to the song so they can use it more extensively to advertise the NCS scheme. So far Sony have given them a bargain deal and we’re waiting on Universal (who share the rights with them) for the final OK. Fingers crossed!
Dave has also been working with EBP on another project, this time it was two instructional videos, made with a whistlestop turnaround. The videos were shot and edited in only one day. They were very straightforward though, so it wasn’t as hectic as it sounds.
What We’ve Watched
Boogie Nights (Mikaela)
I have had a very good week for film. I loved Boogie Nights. I’ve been heavily recommend Paul Thomas Anderson’s entire film catalogue many times but never gotten round to watching any. I’ll have to do better, this was bold and enticing but remained grounded with it’s strong well developed characters and downward spiral of drama. Fab.
Shallow Grave (Mikaela)
Danny Boyle & Ewan McGregor are one of those actor-director dream teams. Great performances across the board here, funny quick-witted humour with a dark storyline. I particularly loved the simple set design at work here. Kept predominantly inside the flat it felt claustrophobic in a way that emphasised the what was happening with the characters. & the bold colours of each room created different moods in a great way.
The Wolfpack (Mikaela)
Fascinating, surprisingly heartwarming and genuine. This documentary explored the unique relationships within this interesting and reclusive family, whilst addressing the world of film and our fascinations with it. Unique and genuinely interesting. Also I would like to talk film with these guys, they really know their stuff.
Inside Out (Dave)
I thought it was incredible. It had me in tears on several occasions (not helped by the fact I watched it with my little girl who’s already growing up far too quickly) and is one of the most original, rich and thought provoking films I’ve seen in a long time, animated or otherwise. It’ll be hard to topple this as film of the year for me.