Thursday, 12 May 2016

Ma’agalim - Jane Bordeaux (animation)

I thought this was beautiful.

Ma'agalim - Jane Bordeaux from Uri Lotan on Vimeo.

Music - Jane Bordeaux Band
Producers: Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman
Director: Uri Lotan
Co-Director: Yoav Shtibelman
Art Director: Ovadia Benishu
Additional Art: Avner Geller
Lighting and Shading: Yosef Refaeli
Additional Lighting: Uri Lotan, Rob Showalter
Storyboard: Yoav Shtibelman
Modeling and Rigging: Uri Lotan, Ore Peleg, Or Ofri
Texturing:Yosef Refaeli, Dor Ben-Dayan
Animation: Yoav Shtibelman, Toby Pedersen, Ron Polischuk
Effects: Phenomena Labs
Compositing: Uri Lotan, Ilya Marcus
Colorist: Ilya Marcus
Jane Bordeaux - Doron Talmon, Amir Zeevi, Mati Gilad
Lyrics by - Meytal Kadosh
Composed by Doron Talmon
Percussion and Singing - Doron Talmon
Guitar - Amir Zeevi
Duble Bass - Mati Gilad
Harmonica, Percussion, Music Production and Mix - Tomer Yeshayahu
Mastering - Ori Winokur "Slik Studio"

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

I'm back

So after about  year months in the wilderness... ok, not quite the wilderness. I am back posting.
I'm now based in Melbourne, and at JWT as Head of Delivery.

It's been an interesting past few months, I was at one agency for 4 months before being offered this brilliant role at JWT. It's a new role and I am making it my own. I have a great team, working with some inspiring people and some really interesting clients. It has been win, win, win here and we have grown in the 4 months since I started. It's all very exciting.

JUMP/START internship program at J. Walter Thompson Melbourne

Today begins our new Intern program here at J. Walter Thompson Melbourne. We have two bright young things with us for 3 months. They will be working closely with the Creative Directors on live briefs for our clients.

Jack and Lochie are both graduates of RMIT here in Melbourne, they have been in contact with us over the past 6 months while we have planned this program and they are our guinea pigs.

It is a program introduced by our Global CCO Matt Eastwood (He's based in NY but came in to see us in Melbourne just last month). It is about nurturing talent into the industry in a way that most agencies only really do with account management, this program is to support and grow young creative talent.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Jacky Winter

Today I met with Sarah Ewing at SEA, the photography branch of the Jacky Winter Group. It was great to talk about the emerging creativity in Melbourne and as Sarah had also lived in London, talking about the similarities and differenced in the cities. 

I explained the Producer role I have been doing in various agencies in London for the past 3 years and how we are more aligned with the creative department than account management - and that I am hoping to find a similar role here in Melbourne.

Work by Oslo Davis (not in the exhibition)

In the Lamington Drive gallery they have within their office in Collingwood there was an exhibition of cartoon work by Oslo Davis called As If, to be honest I had not heard of his work, but it was brilliant. Funny and some great observations. There was also a wall with some re-worked classic modern Australian art pieces including Russell Drysdale and Brett Whiteley - the latter was an 'improved' replica of an editioned print that my uncle used to have on his living room wall. 

If you are in Melbourne, and you have time, go and see it.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Photograph of every murder site in London (over 2 years)

I decided now I'm in Australia I'll still post you interesting stuff I see.

Photographer Antonio Almos has spent the past 2 years photographing every murder site in London. Interesting.
(Using blogger app on iPad and its a bit basic, can't link words, just paste links)

Monday, 22 July 2013

No posts for a while sorry, I'm leaving.

Hi kids

I've not posted for a while as I am in the process of moving back to Australia after 11 years in the UK and Ireland.

My wife and I have been planning it for a while and is part of the reason I've been freelancing.
We leave on the 3rd of September and do 3 months travelling around South America before arriving in Australia in December.

I hope you have all enjoyed my posts and I hope to continue posting in Australia but it may be less relevant to you, but I hope you can still get something out of it.

If you want to read about the adventures of my wife and I in South America - look here.

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, 9 May 2013


I forgot to post that Michelle from Vue came in to see me a couple of weeks ago at Mother to show me Gareth Morgans book. She had popped in here at W+K today to see one of the other project managers so we had another catch up.

Some amazingly tantalising food shots.... makes me hungry just looking at them, unfortunately I have a pre-made salad in the fridge.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

We Are Flock

I've been at Mother a couple of weeks now, just freelancing still kids.

Lou from We are Flock came in to see me here at Mother today to show me some work. I am not sure how the process works for getting in books (so any agents reading this please let me know if you want to come in and I will ask the powers that be).

Lou showed me some updated stuff from the talented  Jonathan Minster's book including some great personal work with perfume bottles. And also New Future Graphic's book which had some brilliant V&A work.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

All quiet on the freelance front

After nearly 2 years of solid freelancing I seem to have hit somewhat of a void. In the past 4 weeks I have had a weeks work doing some holiday cover, and 2 interviews with actual ad agencies (not just with headhunters). It seems I am not the only one so I know it is an industry wide void, it happens this time of year every year but I have always been lucky.

But on the plus side it gave me time to see the kids at the School of Communications, catch up with friends and do some OCD house work (EVERYTHING got moved and cleaned!).

That's enough of my riviting unemployment...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Spending time with the kids (School of Communications)

Today I took a day and gave it to the School of Communications Arts. They have a Mentor scheme where professionals from the advertising world give up whatever time you can and pop down to their School in Brixton and spend time with the students.

They get briefs from real clients or agencies and they come up with ideas and present them to the clients just as they would in the real world. The Dean Marc Lewis is very hands-on and it is a great environment for the teams to learn and grow.

The students are encouraged to work in teams and change teams often with the plan of leaving the school with a permanent partner, experience working on live briefs and the learnings and encouragements of the team.

The kids have so much energy and I was impressed with each and every team I met with and the passion and conviction behind every idea was so infectious - no matter how simple or embryonic.

I had a brilliant day and would certainly go back and spend a day with these inspirational kids.

Certainly knocked a bit of the cynicism I had build up all these years out of me.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hmm Ice Cream

I know it's not really the weather for it (2 degrees outside, flurries of snow and grey skies), but looking through some shots this morning I came across this gem from the lovely Diana Miller.
Makes me want Ice Cream. Now.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Source Blog

Today will be the first instalment of pieces I wrote for the Source blog. Source are a recruitment agent specialising in Advertising here in London.  They contacted me a couple of months ago and asked me to write some pieces on how I got into production and what I like about it etc...

I have actually been a bit quiet on the blog front, sorry about that, mainly because I have been so busy with freelance work.

Note: I am not advocating one headhunter over another as I have several who I speak to regularly and I like them all for different reasons.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Print is not's all about combining amazing technology

Check out this Lexus ad incoporating 'CinePrint'

Alex Bogusky v's Coca Cola

Some may just watch and entertained, some may actually be hit by the massive problem of obesity and diabetes. Sorry to be serious.
I actually gave up all fizzy soft drinks after watching this.

Alex Bogusky's "the real bears" for CSPI from MediaCat TV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wyatt Clarke & Jones

This morning James came in from Wyatt Clarke & Jones to show us some books, including Jenny Van Sommers, Sophie Ebrard and Todd Antony.
Really nice books. particularly Sophie's she has a nice human feel about her shots. Anyway, I'm not here to judge, just inform. Take a look for yourselves...

YouTube Producers Toolbox Tech Talk at Google

Yesterday I went to the Producer Toolbox for YouTube 'morning of insight and inspiration for Interactive & Film producers'. It was hosted by Alison Lomax with talks by Charlotte Mart and a bloke I can't remember his name, as soon as I can find it out I will add it here, sorry I am more than rubbish with names and I forgot to write his down!

It was really interesting (maybe more so to me, a newbie to this stuff), they touched on some of the things which had already had a presentation on internally here at Albion, a couple of the social media planners gave us a talk on what was changing in YouTube (and other social site changes), so it was great to have a refresher of these and this YouTube event was much more in-depth than our in-house one. I really thought there would be more interactivity as the invite promised 'mix of presentations, interactive sessions and demo stations...' however I will say after the presentations I do feel I could create my own brand YouTube channel now, and I know what is available in the 3 channel options. I made loads of note and they gave us this great reference tool book:

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Making Pictures

Yesterday we had Tim from Making Pictures come in and show us some new books.

We saw the book of a new signing of theirs, Sam Hoffman. some really interesting compositions and builds, a new talent to look out for.

Also the brilliant Channel 4 Paralympics work from The Wade Brothers, I really love this work, I was more inspired by the paralympics probably more than the olympics, and these images are particularly inspiring - now, off to my spin class!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Dolce & Gabbana - Marie Claire cover

This months edition of Marie Claire has an in-bilt TV commercial in the cover wrap by Dolce and Gabbana. They have placed a small screen within the pages and when you open the cover (like one of those annoying greeting cards with sound when you open them) the film plays - close it and open it again and it re-sets itself.

I believe this is a subscribers-only edition as my wife had to go and collect it at the post office and it was not in the usual plastic sleeve.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Today Hulya and Dan came in to see us from Jelly, they brought some tasty treats but also some illustration and motion work to show us.
Most importantly for me they brought some work by Alison Carmichael. She is brilliant, and I am an absolutely massive fan of her work. Below is one of her jobs for the Guardian/Observer. Beautiful.
Anyway back to their other artists. We saw some new work from Matt Johnstone, Carine Brancowitz, and some really inspiring work from Plenty.
We are working on a really nice project for one of our clients with James Lancett at the moment and it is developing really well, we are all excited about it.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Agency Rush

Nicki from Agency Rush popped in to see us today with some really lovely work from their team. They have a new signing Giordano Poloni whose work I really love; really clean and great lines and light. (below)
I am also always surprised with the charm of Kate Jenkins work, the time and effort that must go into her work and then to have such sweet outcomes (below too).
Giordano Poloni
Kate Jenkins

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Saddington Baynes

Yesterday we had Lisa and Adam from Saddington Baynes come in to see us at Albion and show their stuff.
They have a pretty remarkable vehicle for presenting their work. They have developed an App (available on the App Store here) which is programed to activate when it recognises various images within their book (which they have created).
It really caught the creative's attention and they were really interested in the work Saddington had done - from CG, to photographic and digital. Really interesting work. Check them out if you have a minute, below is their showreel:

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Image Brief

This is a really interesting company Image Brief, launched in Australia 10 months ago.
Photographers only make public shots which they have selected/sold and the rest just sit dormant on their computers, this site is where photographers sign up, select genre of photography and can sell their images on request.
We, as image buyers, go to the site, put in a description of the image they want, how much we want to pay (from $200), and when we need the image by. A note is generated to all the photographers who specialise in that genre and they all submit images which they already have which may fit the brief. Then we select the image. As we have already entered a cost this is the cost of the image.
You can also brief a specific image if you want. I probably would not use this bit but I can see it could be useful for some people.
Beats using image libraries (unless you really only have budget for £10 images!)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Absolute Radio

It's all live now so I can blog about it. For the Euro 2012 games we did some digital and print outdoor and online for Absolute Radio's Rock 'n' Roll football show. We had Ian Wright crowdsurfing over fans (he was in a safety harness). It was a brilliant shoot and loads of fun, with even some of us from Albion getting involved in the action.
The D6 is animated with stop-frame images of Ian moving across the screen, the same animation was used in the MPU's. The games are coded into the action script file to appear on the screen when they are playing with 'Listen live now' and 'Live commentary' when the games are not on.
The photographer was Gary Salter who also did the previous Faces for Radio campaign for Absolute.
Here are the results:

(I asked the woman, nicely, to move but she would not.)

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Arsehole Effect

Kind of a random one, but interesting nonetheless, this is something I read about a few weeks back, it is a post by Olivier Blanchard called the Brand management: The asshole effect, it is the effect on the perception (and therefore the custom) of your business based on any arseholes you may have in your company. People judge your business by your people.

Top 5 ways of asshole-proofing your company:
1. Don’t hire assholes. They are bad for business, and they breed inside organizations like weeds.
2. Don’t promote assholes. The only thing worse than an asshole is an asshole with authority (including the authority to hire and promote assholes when you aren’t paying attention.
3. Give your current assholes the “opportunity” to go work for your fiercest competitor. Do this immediately. Make sure the door doesn’t hit them in the ass on their way out.
4. Once removed, replace your former assholes with nice, smart friendly people. (They’re out there and they want to work for you, but your assholes probably already turned them down. Go find them and invite them back.)
5. Reward all of your employees for NOT being assholes.

Bonakdar Cleary

On Wednesday Seamus and Tara from Bonakdar Cleary popped in to show us some of their amazing talent on offer. It was great to see some new work from Levon Biss (Swimmer, below) and also some work from the brilliant Peter Funch, this shot he set up the camera on a street corner and all these people holding the yellow envelope came at different times (un-planned) and he composed the images with the individual frames.