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‘You Don’t Own This Life’ so says songwriter Alex Highton

Monday, November 17th, 2014

So here’s a plug for one of DF’s favourite singer songwriter Alex Highton and his brand spanking new video. From past experience we know just how much time & effort has gone into this new video, by a hard working creative bunch who are doing it for love and not money.

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The Track ‘You Don’t Own This Life’ is off the forthcoming album ‘Nobody Knows Anything’, it just so happens that DF had a hand in it and is out just in time for Christmas on December 1st.

The albums been getting rave reviews and plenty of support from 6 Music’s Tom Robinson too.

So if you’re fed up with talent shows, plastic pop and artists who are more interested in their latest new fragrance instead of the music, please do your ears a favour and give it watch, like it, share it and show some love people.

All power to you Al, we’re proud to help and support your musical journey.

Every project starts with a brief…

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Briefly from Bassett & Partners on Vimeo.

Every project starts with a brief, but very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?
Bassett & Partners film Briefly, asks the question that most creatives and clients struggle with at some point or another… What makes a good creative brief?

The resulting film scratches the surface of a question that, in my opinion, is far bigger than any one answer. All I do know is that it’s far easier to get a creative brief wrong, than it is to get it right.

It’s a nicely put together piece and well worth a watch over lunch. I think my favourite quote from the film is… “the best briefs are brief.”

Enjoy!

A taste of the future

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Here is a great little piece by Mark Hudson talking about his commission from the Design Museum in London for a visual timeline at the entrance to their ‘The Future Is Here’ show.

We love a nice bit Lasercut perspex, currently working on something ask we speak, and Marks graphic silhouettes work a treat in introducing visitors to ideas of manufacture and technological change across time.

‘The Future is Here’ exhibition runs until the 29th October at the Design Museum London and is well worth checking out.

Thanks for the heads up Mark.

Enjoy!

Music + Science = Art

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

So I finally got around to listening to some recent vinyl purchases at the weekend, in between the usual Saturday chores with a hangover and being used as a human trampoline by a 2 & 3 year old all day Sunday.

Anyway I was sifting through my mini backlog when I realise I’d completely forgotten that I’d bought Jon Hopkins latest release Immunity and what a treat it is. If like me you love a bit of dirty synth mixed with atmospheric ambience, backed up with unsettling, scratchy beats then you love the latest offering from Hopkins.

Needless to say it was ticking a lot of boxes for me while enjoying a nice cuppa tea and a couple of ginger nuts (biscuits people, biscuits!). So with laptop in-hand I went for a stroll on da YouTubes innit to see if there was a visual side to things.

I came across the above clip that beautifully supports the sounds on the album and acts as a teaser for a wider audio visual experience Hopkins is currently touring as a live show. The amazingness really kicks in when you find out how they’re created in the really interesting film below as told by Hopkins and his collaborators, art director & typographer Craig Ward and biochemist Linden Gledhill. Well worth a watch!

Jon Hopkins will be performing his live audio visual treat to a sold out audience at KOKO on the 21st September, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets I’m very envious indeed.

Enjoy!

The saddle masters

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a slight obsession with everything to do with building Old School BMX. I mainly focus my attentions around the U.S. brand Skyway but part of this obsession is spending countless hours every week hunting down the right NOS (New Old School) parts. At times this isn’t that great for my productivity at work or the bank balance!

On my travels this week I came across this great little promo film above for the Japanese Saddle Masters Kashimax, who in my humble opinion make the BMX saddle of choice, the sleek and classic Aero.

It’s great to see Kashimax still going strong after all these years, their attention to detail and craftsmen at work. Watch out for the Aero AX-4A in the film, I think it made my wallet twitch!

Enjoy

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Whateverest

WHATEVEREST is a short documentary on the creation of a music video for the track ‘Inspector Norse’ by Todd Terje.

Marius Johansen Solem, aka ‘Inspector Norse’, is a norwegian guy who is partial to dance music. As well as being obsessed with dacing to electronic tunes, on occasion he buys a whole load of stuff at DIY stores, mixes it together and creates his own drugs in his kitchen. He then rocks the Norwegian suburbs and uploads his ventures to youtube.

Inspired by this slightly weird character, Todd Terje created a track and named it ‘Inspector Norse’ after Marius’ internet alias. Aparently the track was a hit in the dance scene last year.

Marisu has undoubtably got a great personality and I applaud him for the way he’s immersed in his own world, and doesn’t care about what people think of him. Some people are saying the video’s a mockumentry, but either way it’s a great film and definitely worth a watch. Enjoy.

Unicorns, Crows with hands and riding bikes with no hands!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Went for a digital stroll on Sunday as a way of getting over a hangover and came across this great short film by Ninian Doff. I never knew Unicorns could fire rainbows out of their horns and it seems you can pick up said mystical creature down Brick Lane. Sadly I’m allergic to horses, my head balloons like Rocky, and so I’m presuming the same goes for owning a Unicorn.

Anyway it turns out the very talented Ninian Doff has a bit of previous in creating really great shorts and videos and it’s definitely worth checking out Ninian’s site.

A few of my personal favourites are below from the very simple ‘No Handed Bike Moves’, the clever ‘Ello Guvnor’, too the freaky Crows with Hands video for Fulton Lights. Enjoy.

Alex Highton – I Left the City

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Very happy to finally be able to share this music video with you that we helped put together for very talented Alex Highton. Alex Highton’s debut album Woodditton Wives Club is packed full of witty, thoughtful songs. Simple, mellow acoustic guitar melodies paired with Alex’s charming vocals make this album really stand out. We love it and if you do too do yourself a favour and buy his album from his website or iTunes. A big shout out to Joe Marcantonio for helping us put this video together. Sit back and enjoy!

TAP TO RETRY

Monday, August 20th, 2012

This stunning papercraft stop-motion animated short was created by artist Neta Cohen for her 2012 graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Not bad at all for her first attempt at stop-motion animation.

Bad Toys II

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Ever wondered what goes on in a young kids head while they play with their toy cars? Well I’d like to think it’s along the lines of the above short film ‘Bad Toys II’ from Creators Daniel Brunet & Nicolas Douste.

I’ll happily admit that I’m a right old sucker for the original ‘Bad Boys’ franchise, and in my opinion it includes one of the best lines in cinematic history “This shit just just got real”!

Cross this with one of my other loves Adam & Joe Show toy sequences and as Ken Korda would say you’ve got ‘Gold Dirt’. I’m not suggesting for one minute Bad Toys II is a ripoff, as the production levels alone are enough separate the two, while the cutting between reality and animation is a really clever touch.

Enjoy