Sunday, 26 June 2011
Nissan Qazana - Global Reveal Ad
It is created by Bose Collins, an independent and highly creative ad agency. Their design, production and delivery are consistently polished and totally reliable. Their aim is to creatively offer a professional one stop shop, from concept to delivery, working on animation, art direction, sound design, websites, brand identities, film, fashion, sculpture, photography, exhibitions, illustration, interiors and environmental design, all at the same time. They certainly fit it all in here!
Dolphins in the Wild - Photo Special
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
The History of Gold Worship
Cultures since the beginning of time have shared this fascination with gold and it is interesting to see gold and stories about gold incorporated into historical cultural output like stories and artwork.
How far back does gold worship go?
Wearing gold and jewellery started as far back as the Ancient Egyptian times? The Ancient Egyptians were also incredibly religious people and believed that gold was the flesh of the gods. This belief comes from the fact that gold is incredibly shiny and is the same colour as the sun. The sun was worshipped as a god, so gold was seen as a product of the sun based on its colour and beautiful sheen.
Gold is mentioned repeatedly in the bible and there are many stories depicting the worship of it as a god. The story about the golden calf the Israelites worshipped in Moses’ absence is one of them.
What does gold mean to us now?
Gold and our fascination with it, is woven into the fabric of our cultural psyche. This is evident in the languages we speak and our cultural artefacts and expression. For example, we refer to our favourite things as “golden”, like “The golden days”, “Silence is golden” “golden boy” and “The golden rule”.
Our royal family and traditions are another example. The Queen wears a gold crown at state occasions and there was recently lots of media interest regarding Kate Middleton’s wedding ring which was made of rare Welsh gold.
Gold is still the optimum standard to achieve. Even in our games, the gold medal is the pinnacle of achievement.
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Monday, 20 June 2011
Tiger Beer's Know The Not Known
I fyou are a big film fan then here is some good news for you! and Empire (in conjunction with the agency) have been working collaboratively to feed your desire to see some of the lesser known movies that are realeased in the UK. This is part of their campaign and the project itself is called Undiscovered Treasures. It is aimed specifically at people like you. You may be a fan of the big budget Hollywood movies which dominate the bill boards and the adverts on the sides of budgets, yet you may yearn too, to get greater access to other films, those which sometimes are overshadowed by the vast budgets of their Hollywood counterparts.
There is more. In the near future there will be a number of screenings of films in the heart of London's Soho. You will get the opportunity (thanks to the people at Tiger Beer and ) to meet people who have been involved in the creation of these films. This will range from actors to directors and constitutes an exciting opportunity for any film fan who like to learn more about how movies are made. Plus the Know The Not Known project has made forays in to the art world and the interesting installation (shown below) was created by the independent film company Institute For Eyes. The brainchild of British directors Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull, Institute for Eyes really is something fresh and new in the film world.What would any campaign these days be without a ? Use the link to find out lots more information about this project and to come together with lots more people like you. A little more fun can be had by watching the video below - a collaboration between Tiger Beer and . Time for something a little different, perhaps!
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Trashy Novel Covers of Yesteryear
Commodore 64 - Vintage Ad!
He accomplished this by having a 35mm precision print made of the live-action, rotoscoping from it for placement of the stop motion, and then bi-packing it as a contact print in an Oxberry animation stand. He then matted in the stop motion that was shot on 4x5 transparencies registered on animation cels, and then double exposed in the glows around the stop motion subjects. The stop motion models and animation were by Joe Laudati.
Friends of Mr Porter
In the film you are introduced to the Friends of Mr. Porter, a very stylish group of gentlemen. A task well fit for Christian and Manuel.
Altogether it makes for a very accomplished piece of advertizing.
Teddy - Cool Teen Mom Ad for MTV
It is probably better than the show itself but this very clever promo ad for the MTV show Teen Mom shows a teddy bear protecting his 'owner' by hiding keys, turning down events on Facebook and various other nefarious deed which will ensure his charge remains safe. If anyone would like to comment - which is best? The ad or the TV show?
Supercool Sapporo Ad
Crush partnered with Sons and Daughters to produce a lavish voyage though Japan’s rich cultural tradition that discloses the brewing practice behind Sapporo beer.
This amazing advert was co-directed by Mark Zibert (Sons and Daughters) and Gary Thomas (Crush). Altogether, the result is simply stunning.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Honda's Channel 4 Sponsorship is Looking for You!
has recently been adding a new twist to sponsorship of TV shows. You may have seen some of their idents on documentaries all to do with the various ways people choose to use their Hondas. It could be your chance now. Do you drive your Honda in a way which might raise an eyebrow or two?
You may not think that you are out of the ordinary because you do what you do on a daily basis but to the rest of the world it may well seem novel, interesting and unusual. Philippa farms alpacas deep in the English countryside and she has a very different wy of keeping up with her energetic animals. Her ATV is used her chariot, but unlike Boudicca she does not use it to ride in to battle (though I am sure she could!). Instead it is what she uses to get the food to her herd her alpacas. Take a look at the video below!
The online hub that Honda have set up to share these stories is full of the unusual. There is Adrian who uses his Honda generator to find out if his lambs are pregnant. Then there is Nigel who uses his Honda Transalp to stay ahead of cyclists. This isn't just because he wants to avoid them, he is an escort rider for British Cycling.
You may well be thinking to yourself I use my Honda in a much more interesting way than that. If that is the case then Honda would love to hear from you - by clicking on the links in this article (or the pictures) you will get to the hub where you can upload your story and pictures.
Although you may not be competitive by nature you can win here. who are leading this Honda campaign could chose you and instead of Philippa, Adrian and Nigel at the beginning of and breaks between Channel 4 it could well be you! Honda are looking for new and interesting people, so why not you?
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Streamago - New Adventures in Broadcasting
As the world of social media changes and evolves here at Webphemera we like to tell you about the new developments. So when we heard about we took a look and it didn’t take long (about 5 seconds) to decide that it had to be featured on the site.
Streamago is something different. It has some features you would expect – for starters it is a free service and it enables you to join, share with friends, and connect with Facebook and so on.
But share what exactly with friends? This is where Streamago (brought to you by ) is new, different and exciting.
In a nutshell Streamago offers you the ability to broadcast – your work live. Plus it is interactive but it gives you the chance to create your own and broadcast to the world in a matter of seconds. You may not be the BBC overnight (well, they do have about seventy year’s experience of live broadcasting) but it does give you the opportunity to get your message across in a way that has never been possible before.
You may be thinking that there is a catch – that you will have to go out and buy expensive hardware and take time to download the software. No need. You will need your PC, your webcam and your usual internet connection. That’s all. You have a channel all your own.
The Streamago console then allows you to start up your own channel, create professional titles and subtitles – and all from your PC. If you are an Apple user then the same can be done from your iPhone. There is a Streamago app available and you can use it in the same way you would on a PC.
Streamago does not restrict you to live broadcast, however. You can record your festival, local news event or birthday party (effectively whatever you want!) then edit it later and broadcast it at your leisure. With 10GB of space you can create a fairly long documentary! Finally, in order to capture an audience you may already have, you can integrate Streamago with your so that you can tell everyone you know there that your Streamago is up, running and waiting for an audience!