NISHIKA 1ST BATCH..

OK SO A WHILE AGO I MADE A POST ABOUT A NEW ANALOG CAMERA THAT I BOUGHT FROM EBAY AND WAS EXCITED ABOUT AND THEN SILENCE.
WELL, AS WITH MANY OF THE THINGS I DO, I HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF SEEING IT THROUGH BUT A LOT OF THE TIME I GET EASILY DISTRACTED. BUT, I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO GETTING A FILM DEVELOPED AND DIGITISED SO I COULD GIF IT TO LIFE. MORE ABOUT IT IN A FOLLOWING POST… [IF I GET ROUND TO IT!]

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LE LAC…

AFTER THE TREK, THE GROUP AND I WENT TO LAKE GENEVA FOR A BIT OF R&R AFTER OUR EXPEDITION TO RELAX. SO I DECIDED TO MAKE A LITTLE BONUS FILM AND HERE IT IS.
IT’S CALLED ‘LE LAC’.

ENJOY.

TOUR DU MONT BLANC GOT DONE

I’M IN A RUSH SO HAVE TO BE BRIEF. THE TREK GOT DONE THIS SUMMER AND THE VIDEO IS DONE! [WELL..THE FIRST ITERATION IS!]. FULL WRITE UP TO FOLLOW.
THANKS SO MUCH TO THOSE WHO DONATED AND HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN, WE RAISED OVER £30K COLLECTIVELY! THAT’S NUTS!
ENJOY…

MADE OF STONE

LAST NIGHT I WENT TO A GOOD ONE. NOW AND AGAIN THE APPLE STORE PUTS ON A ‘MEET THE FILMMAKER’ EVENT/TALK. THIS ONE WAS WITH SHANE MEADOWS [THIS IS ENGLAND / DEAD MANS SHOES] AND MARK HERBERT TALKING ABOUT THEIR NEW PROJECT ‘MADE OF STONE’, A DOCUMENTARY OF THE COMEBACK RENUNION OF THE STONE ROSES.
WE SAW SOME CLIPS AND WERE TOLD INSIGHTFUL STORIES AND ANECDOTES ABOUT HOW IT WAS TO PRODUCE THIS MONUMENTAL REUNION OF THE ICONIC GROUP.

SHANE AND MARK WERE GREAT DOWN TO EARTH PEOPLE AND IT WAS AN INSPIRING PRIVILEGE TO HEAR THEM TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK HAVING ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF MEADOWS’ PREVIOUS FILMOGRAPHY.

IT WAS FILMED SO WILL POST THE STREAM LINK AS SOON AS APPLE RELEASE IT FOR ANYONE INTERESTED.

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TREK PROMO…

I HAD A COUPLE OF HOURS DOWNTIME AND HERE ARE THE FRUITS OF IT. IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONATED, PLEASE DO. IT’S FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

OYUNA – CASHMERE TRAPEZE

HERE’S A NEW VIDEO I RECENTLY FINISHED FOR OYUNA CASHMERE. A VIDEO FOR A NEW COLLABORATIVE INSTALLATION BETWEEN OYUNA AND LORET ET LIVIA DESIGNED TO DISPLAY CASHMERE THROWS. IT WILL BE ON DISPLAY OVER THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK.

TO THIS DAY PROJECT…

HERE’S A VERY COOL ANIMATION I FEEL COMPELLED TO SHARE. TO AID WITH RAISING THE AWARENESS OF BULLYING IS THIS AMAZING WORLDWIDE COLLABORATION OF ANIMATORS. EACH ARTIST WITH THEIR OWN STYLE AND TREATMENT, CONTRIBUTED A SECTION OF THIS POEM BY SHANE KOYCZAN. GREAT NARRATIVE, SHIVER INDUCING VOICE ACTING AND AMAZING TALENT FROM THE ANIMATORS INVOLVED RESULTING IN THIS AWE INSPIRING VIDEO.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

To This Day Project from Giant Ant on Vimeo.

LOVEUROPE CHRISTMAS ANIMATION

SO AFTER MANY LATE NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AND TEDIOUS HOURS MOVING THINGS FRACTIONS OF A CENTIMETER THOUSANDS OF TIMES, THE LOVEUROPE COMPANY CHRISTMAS ANIMATION I WAS TASKED WITH HAS BEEN SIGNED OFF AND RELEASED. IT’S A REINCARNATION OF ONE I DID A FEW YEARS AGO CALLED TEA FOR TWO, EXCEPT THIS TIME IT’S HAD A HEFTY DOSE OF FESTIVITY AND THE CUTE TEACUPS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY HARDER SUBTANCES. HUGE THANKS GO OUT TO THE TEAM I WORK WITH WHO ALL CHIPPED IN AND HELPED, ESPECIALLY HETTY, SHE WAS THERE FOR EVERY SHOOT, COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HER. ENJOY.

ROLF SACHS FOR DE BEERS

HERE’S A NEW VIDEO I’VE RECENTLY FINISHED FOR ROLF SACHS/DE BEERS. COMMISSIONED TO DOCUMENT THE NEW WINDOW DISPLAY FROM THE CREATIVE MIND OF ARTIST/DESIGNER ROLF SACHS. THIS WAS CREATED WITHIN A TIGHT TURNAROUND OF ABOUT ABOUT 6HRS (SHOOT AND EDIT). IT’S ALSO ON WALLPAPER*

DEBEERS FOR ROLF SACHS from Dan Jones on Vimeo.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS…

I RECENTLY WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY CALLED ‘SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS’. IT’S ABOUT THE BAND ‘LCD SOUNDSYSTEM’ AND THEIR LAST SHOW.
NOW, I’VE HEARD THEIR SONGS AND LIKED SOME OF THEM BUT NEVER KNEW MUCH ABOUT THEM. MY FRIENDS EUAN AND MIKE REALLY LIKE THEM.. A LOT.
EUAN HAD US OVER FOR SOME FOOD AND DRINK THE OTHER NIGHT FOR A LITTLE SCREENING. THERE’S SOMETHING AOUT IT THAT IS SO WATCHABLE. SO DO THAT. WATCH IT. IT’S GOOD. HERE’S THE TRAILER.