Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Thundercats the Movie? Hoooooo!

This has to be one of best fan made trailers ever to grace youTube. Apparently this guy Wormy T photoshopped the actors from other films to look like Liono, Panthera and Tigra etc etc. Just looking at the cast he picked, he hasn't done badly. 

Prediction by next week is that it has 2 million hits and gets film geeks wetting themselves over whether it could fuel movie studio's into actually thinking about making it. Last i heard, Thundercats was going to be a CG film in 2010...but who knows now???

Friday, 19 December 2008

Christmas Party Antics

I want to say i was dancing like this last night at our christmas do. But we really weren't. Found this "crew" called the Jabbawockeez while doing some research. It's the best moves i've seen for a while, plus their masks look cool. 

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Stuck for Christmas present ideas?

"Dick in a Box" has to be one of the funniest sketches to come out of Saturday Night Live. The embed link is disabled so check it out here. It's a few years old, but will remain a Christmas classic in our heart...or should that be pants?? Respect to Justin Timberblake on this one.

Happy Christmas!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Calculate your way to coolness!

Transformers = Cool. Trainers = Cool. 

Ergo......Big G =  

(cool x cool) 

Friday, 5 December 2008

What's your batting average??

Be honest with yourself! As a creative, out of all the ideas that you came up with this year, what do you reckon was the percentage that saw the light of day?

The one thing that we think is close to a creatives strike rate for ideas being produced is a baseball player stepping up to the plate. Stay with us on this one... 

The batting average of major league baseball (top division) player is around the 28-30% mark. They only actually connect with the ball about a third of the time. 

We think coming up with ideas is kind of the same percentage.  

Some ideas hit first base, they're cool. They work and the client is happy.

Others manage to get to second. The client is happy, account people and planners say "that is bang on brief", creative director says "good, but it's not an award winner"

Then you may hit third! CD really likes the idea, it could be great. Gold even! But...in comes the client to water it down. 

Then there's the home run. Now a home run doesn't mean "cracked". It means that you got the good idea, it really pleased your CD, client's happy and maybe you might slide in for an award. 

Think about all the briefs you "connect" with, get the ideas and then the work never see the light of day??

We just hope that next year we can make sure we at least smack one out of the park!!

Monday, 1 December 2008

2 videos, 1 post

Found two good videos today. One is the Simpsons take on Apple and the other is new video manipulation technology from Adobe. The possibilities for this are massive and the Simpsons piss take of Apple is scarily close to the truth.