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.

Friday, 11 May 2012


The lovely ladies from Vue came into us a few weeks ago, I have been a little busy to find time to post about it.
They had some great new work and some old work, but it was great to meet all of them and spend some time looking through the books and hearing the stories behind the images; probably something I find the most interesting about agent visits, I always want to know how it was done.
I particularly loved Charlie Cranes work (below) especially this striking image of the woman all dressed in pink, almost Chanel suit, holding a rifle. Brilliant.

Thanks for coming in!
Soon after I entered Vue's Easter competition where they hid several Easter eggs in the images on their site and if you found them all you could enter to win an iPad. I won. Stoked!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Jonathan Knowles

This morning Emma and Zoe came in to see us here at Albion from Jonathan Knowles studio, he has some great new work in his updated portfolio, both commissioned and personal projects, including these great coloured sand images. And the brilliant 'broken Britain' image for the Guardian which was commissioned by Wieden & Kennedy London.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Stitch That

This morning Diane organised for the boys (Martyn, Tim & Bob) from Stitch That to come in to show us some of their work. I did feel really old when they referred to something as 'old school' when it was only 10 years ago!
They did this amazing stop-frame film for Bulmers pretty much freestyle with one artist. Amazing. 

Monday, 16 April 2012


Petrina here at Albion organised for Ben Leyland & Dominic Bunjevac from Disqo (part of Golden Square Post) to come in and present their reel to us last week. Sorry just got around to posting about it. They were really top blokes and as I am new to this TV production stuff it was great to hear them talk about their company with such excitement.

Here’s a bit about the set up and I have also embeddedd their reel:

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Last week we had Hat from Lucid come in and show us some books. There was some great work from Alistair Hood, Con Poulos and Mark Harrison among others. Really nice stuff. Unfortunately with PC's not being able to take screenshots (well) I can't show you my favorites of theirs, but here is a great shot by Robyn Vickers who is also represented by Luid.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Musical Posters

A band called Dry The River have these cool posters which are up in East London, they are on the back of the 3D Horse posters (below) done for the band last year. You can listen to a track through the tin can phones.
They are up from today.
Thanks to it's nice that.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Carole Lambert

Bruce from Carole Lambert came in to see us here at Albion with some interesting books for the creatives and producers to have a look through.
Always great to see Jean Yves Lemoigne's book, lovely work for Axe (BBH London):

Also always good to see work from Korner Union:

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Sorry I have been a bit slack at posting the last couple of months. I'll do better this year.