A mash up of our favourite shots from the new BBC2 series “James May’s Things You Need To Know”
UK brand agency Superunion calls on an array of UK and international studios to rebrand BBC Two and reflect the diversity of its programming with 16 broadcast IDs all anchored by the curve of the numeral 2.
Stuart Radford, ECD and Katherina Tudball, CD at Superunion in London: “Collectively we’ve developed a new approach to channel identity that continuously and seamlessly reflects the breadth of emotions evoked by BBC Two’s content.
A witty pastiche of classic children’s programmes, Pib and Pog bring a whole new meaning to mischief as their armless pranks become ever more outrageous. Pib and Pog was Peter Peake’s first film as director. (Aardman 1995)
This video by Amsterdam-based artist and filmmaker Rogier van der Zwaag is the result of spending months in his studio, trying to sculpture shapes out of smoke. He found that vaporizers made for the perfect shaping tool. He didn’t start with a finished plan. While he was compositing the images that he recorded, a choreographed storm started to appear. For him, an audiovisual composition works as soon he keep replaying the video endlessly without having a single thought.
A music video to accompany the release of “Chet Faker’s – Gold” was first released on YouTube on 12 August 2014. The video was directed by Hiro Murai and choreographed by Ryan Heffington. The roller skaters featured in the video are Candice Heiden, April Corley, and Appelusa McGlynn. The roller skating choreography is shown in a single take with visual effects blending in the road.
An excerpt from Yann Arthus-Bertrand movie HUMAN.
Location: Chengdu, China
“Iron Giant” is based upon the 1968 story,’Iron Man,’ by the British poet laureate Ted Hughes. The film is about a giant metal machine that drops from the sky and frightens a small town in Maine in 1958, only to find a friend named, Hogarth, that ultimately finds its humanity and saving the towns people of their fears and prejudices.
Brad Bird: director of ‘The Incredibles 1 and 2’.
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger (2018).
Installed in the departure hall of Terminal 2 at Changi Airport in Singapore, “A Million Times” is a minimalist and mesmerizing 2,200-pound kinetic sculpture created by Stockholm artist collective Humans since 1982.
From Humans Since 1982: “Each of the 1008 clock-hands (504-minute hands and 504-hour hands) are fitted with individual motors, giving the sculpture the ability to show various patterns, as well as the time and greetings in various languages across different times of the day.
“Metaphorically speaking, we liberated the clock from its sole function of measuring and reporting the time by taking the clock hands out of their ‘administrative’ roles and turning them into dancers.”
The intricate, illustrative style perfected by the Tulips and Chimneys studio in Cape Town, South Africa proves a perfect match for Hendrick’s Gin’s eccentric branding.
Director Ree Treweek: “We have long been admirers of the Hendrick’s Gin aesthetic. Its Victoriana surrealism is so aligned with our style that you can imagine our delight when we were approached by agency Quaker City Mercantile to create an animated spot.”
Fasten your seat bolts and gear up for a hilarious, heartwarming comedy that’s “fun for the whole family” (Clay Smith, Access Hollywood). With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small-town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams – and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they’re made of. Featuring an all-star voice cast and a groundbreaking visual style that pushes the boundaries of animated filmmaking, Robots is a dazzling, fun-filled feast for the eyes and a riveting good time for all ages! (2005)
Crockery drifts across the surface of “clinamen”, and when gentle currents get these white porcelain bowls clinking, French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot creates a changing, chiming soundscape.
Paul Thomas Anderson is a modern master of filmmaking, and his sophomore effort Boogie Nights features one of the best opening shots of the ’90s. Smashing in with infectious disco music and a marquee of the film’s title, the sequence introduces Boogie Nights’ core cast in one three-minute shot.