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VW 'Barry's Golden Beetle'

Nik's touching film for VW...

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Nik's touching film for VW, directed by Amanda Blue at Tantrum, tells the story of Barry's Golden Beetle.

Whether it's family outings in formative years or getting behind the wheel and learning how to drive, the car's iconic image is imprinted into memories past.

David Reviews has awarded the film a full five stars. To read the complete review, click here.

Director:

Amanda Blue

Producer:

Sarah Gardner @ Tantrum

Agency Producer:

Nicholas Akinnibosun & Louise Richardson @ Adam&EveDDB

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BBC Radio 3 'Matthew Herbert'

David's recent films for BBC Radio 3 include one of composer-producer Matthew Herbert destroying a string quartet...

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In one of David's recent films for BBC Radio 3, we witness composer-producer Matthew Herbert destroying a string quartet...but with an expressed purpose!

The film is a 30 second version of Herbert's 30-minute piece, 'Requiem' in which classical instruments gradually degrade until samples of their destruction become the music itself.

'You used to need instruments to play music' says Herbert, 'but now you can play anything. It's like the shift in art from using pencil and paper to using a video camera'.

You can watch the remaining two films here, all directed by Chris Cairns at Partizan: 

http://theassemblyrooms.tv/videos/bbc-radio-3-alice-oswald

http://theassemblyrooms.tv/videos/bbc-radio-3-soweto-kinch

Director:

Chris Cairns

Producer:

Richard Moore @ Partizan

Agency Creatives:

Ben Mahon @ BBC Creative

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Honda Film4 Idents

Nik's just finished working on three sets of Film 4 Idents for Honda, shot by Jeff Labbe...

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Nik's just finished working on three sets of Film 4 Idents for Honda, shot by Jeff Labbe.

In this film, Honda's Asimo Robot takes a break from his busy schedule to watch a movie, as 'progress takes a break'.

The other films follow similar stories as both Honda factory workers and Honda researchers each take a break.

You can watch them here and here.

Director:

Jeff Labbe

Producer:

Cathy Green @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

Jo Jenkins & Cathy Hutton @ Karmarama

Agency Producer:

Rebecca Hunter @ Karmarama

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Whiskas 'Feed Their Curiosity'

Eve's new films for Whiskas...

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Eve's new films for Whiskas look at the famed curiosity of the domestic cat, even in the most unremarkable of settings.

Directed by Charlie Crane at Knucklehead, 'Brush', 'Drip' & 'Lamp' are the first three films out of five to be released as part of Whiskas' latest ad campaign

Campaign:

Whiskas - 'Brush', 'Drip' and 'Lamp'

Director:

Charlie Crane

Producer:

Tim Katz @ Knucklehead

Agency Creatives:

Charlotte Adorjan and Michael Jones @ AMV BBDO

Agency Producer:

Tara Megson @ AMV BBDO

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SSE 'Neon House'

In Nik's new film for SSE, we're reaquainated with Maya the orangutan...

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In Nik's new film for SSE, we're reaquainated with Maya the orangutan and introduced to the latest member of the SSE family, Pixel.

Directed by Conkerco and shot by Ben Magahy in Blythe Hill Fields, 'Neon House' explains why SSE provides the most comprehensive boiler cover available.

Director:

Conkerco

Producer:

Mark Whittow-Williams @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

James Gillham & Graham Cappi @ Adam&EveDDB

Agency Producer:

Georgina Dickinson & Pamie Wikstrom @ Adam&EveDDB

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Ikea 'Welcome Home'

Lighting can lift our mood and transform our surroundings...

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Lighting can lift our mood and transform our surroundings. Sam's new film for IKEA's 'Wonderful Everyday' campaign looks at one boy's efforts to brighten up his mother's journey home from work, guiding her back safe from harm.

'Welcome Home' was shot in East London, directed by Frederic Planchon & produced by Medb Riordan at Academy Films.

Campaign:

Ikea - Welcome Home

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Medb Riordan @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

David Colman, Jennifer Ross & Anne-Sophie Guerin @ Mother

Agency Producer:

Anna Murray @ Mother

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Yorkshire Building Society 'Outgrown Your Home'

Eve's latest spot for Yorkshire Building Society...

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Eve's latest spot for Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) takes a very physical look at the issue of outgrowing a home and how YBS's 150 years of experience in providing mortgages can help in such an instance.

Directed by Pete Riski at Rattling Stick, 'Outgrown Your Home' is the first TV Campaign for YBS in three years. 

Campaign:

Yorkshire Building Society - Outgrown Your Home

Director:

Pete Riski

Producer:

Tim Nunn @ Rattling Stick

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Sainsbury's 'Paralympic Games'

David's films for Sainsbury's, directed by Tubby Brothers...

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David's films for Sainsbury's, directed by Tubby Brothers, take a look at two particular athletes in this year's Paralympic Games.

Here we have Ellie Simmonds, gold medal winning British swimmer, who defends her title later this week in the 100 & 400m S6 freestyle.

Click here to watch the film on Jonnie Peacock, who successfully defended his T44 100m title last week.

Sainsbury's is one of the official partners of this year's Paralympic Games, held in Rio.

Director:

Tubby Brothers

Producer:

Andrew Levene @ Stink

Agency Producer:

Greg Kates @ AMV BBDO

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Tom Chaplin 'Quicksand'

Ed's promo for Tom Chaplin...

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Ed's promo for Tom Chaplin, directed by Mike Baldwin, has been released.

Mike's crew fought through severe weather conditions on the day, with the basketball sequence completely ad-libbed at the last moment.

'Quicksand' is the first single from Tom's new album 'The Wave!', due for release on 14th October this year

Director:

Michael Baldwin

Producer:

Ben Mealing

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Kent 'Den Vänstra Stranden'

David's video for Swedish band Kent...

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David's video for Swedish band Kent has been released. Directed by Joanna Nordahl at Stockholm based Indio Film and shot in Paris, 'Den Vänstra Stranden' (The Left Bank) is the fourth track on the band's farewell album 'Then as Now for Ever'.

Given's Joanna's close working relationship with the band, we were given license to cut up the track, allowing for the inclusion of an enigmatic dream sequence part way through proceedings.

Campaign:

KENT - The Left Bank

Director:

Joanna Nordahl

Producer:

Simon Hernadi @ Indio

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Birdy 'Words'

Birdy and Bison…

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Birdy and Bison have collaborated to create a visually striking promo, cut by Edward, for the British singer’s new single ‘Words’.

Produced by Good Egg the dreamy video sees Birdy wandering through a dilapidated greenhouse, a dark forest and a menagerie of neglected rooms covered in candles amidst a kaleidoscope of colours and mist.

Take a moment and listen to her amazing voice.

Campaign:

Birdy - Words

Director:

BISON

Producer:

Shabana Mansuri @ Good Egg

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Elton John 'A Good Heart'

Elton’s back…

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Elton’s back after an 11 year absence from his videos with the uplifting new single ‘A Good Heart’, edited by David and directed by Black Dog’s Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen.

Simple and understated, the video sees Elton's trademark grand piano played against a black backdrop whilst scenes of lovers, families and friends intertwine and converge, underscoring the power and joy of love in all it's forms.

Have a watch.

Director:

Daniel Kragh Jacobsen

Producer:

Jacob Swan-Hyam @ RSA

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Motherhood 'Between Man & Child'

Coming up in the ranks is junior editor Joan Gill Amorim...

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Coming up in the ranks is junior editor Joan Gill Amorim, who has cut this beautiful experimental film for director Natasja Fourie.

Fourie notes that 'Motherhood is an experimental film exploring the representation of the mother figure as both a sexual being and a lifeline for her child' and that in the film she wanted to 'challenge long-held stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by looking at the body and the identity of the mother'.

'Motherhood' was commisioned by Nowness, was highlighted as one of their 'Most Loved' videos and has over 100,000 views on Facebook.

Campaign:

NOWNESS - Between Man And Child

Director:

Natasja Fourie

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Sainsbury's Bank

Joe’s new film for Sainsbury’s Bank…

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Joe’s new film for Sainsbury’s Bank was directed by James Lawes, who elicits a great natural performance in this commercial from Bare Films.

The Said-Gaze family liken their holiday preperation to that of a military operation. Thankfully, travel money is no longer an inconvenience with the help of Sainsbury's Bank.

Director:

James Lawes

Producer:

Jessica Turner @ Bare Films

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Chanel

Ruth’s latest collaboration with Chanel and Jacob Sutton…

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Ruth’s latest collaboration with Chanel and Jacob Sutton captures the sense of freedom and invigorating attitude of the illustrious perfumer’s Allure Homme Sport fragrance.

‘Skate’ is part of a new campaign for Chanel which celebrates the modern athletic man. Produced by Céline Quideau at Psycho, the film follows model and pro-skateboarder Adam Crigler as he tears across a beautiful mountainscape overlooking a stunning ocean vista.

Sit back and enjoy the view.

Director:

Jacob Sutton

Producer:

Céline Quideau @ Psycho

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Jake Bugg 'Love, Hope & Misery'

Jake Bugg’s back…

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Jake Bugg’s back working with Michael Holyk in a new video cut by Edward Cooper.

Since directing Jake’s debut promo, Michael and Jake have repeatedly shot together over the years and they’ve reunited again for ‘Love, Hope & Misery’. The video was inspired by Bill Withers’ performance of 'Ain't No Sunshine' on the iconic BBC show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ back in 1972.

Produced by Academy and shot on 16mm Michael kept it handheld for a raw, classic feeling. It’s a beautiful video for a beautiful song. Have a listen.

Campaign:

Jake Bugg - Love, Hope & Misery

Director:

Michael Holyk

Producer:

Liz Kessler @ Academy

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EU Referendum

The EU Referendum...

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The EU Referendum is the hot topic of the moment. However, a lot of people won’t have voted in a referendum before so Ruth has cut this film, directed by Nadia at Academy Films, to help inform the public of the facts amid the media circus surrounding the vote.

Created by MullenLowe the TV spot and online film have been designed to promote a guide sent out to 28 million households by The Electoral Commission. The film centres around a pink neon sign designed to make sure people know the facts and don’t miss their chance to vote in this historic event.

Director:

Nadia

Producer:

Stephen Overs @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

Jack Patrick and Denis Kakazu @ MullenLowe

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Sunoco 'The Essence of Racing'

David's spot for Sunoco features six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in front of an orchestra...

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David's spot for Sunoco features six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in front of an orchestra, conducting the distinct sights & sounds of stock car racing.

'The Essence of Racing' was shot in black and white by Chris Cairns at Partizan. David and Chris worked closely with String and Tins to build the all-important sound design around the edit.

Director:

Chris Cairns

Producer:

Partizan

Agency Creatives:

Brendan McGann & Erin Doyle @ Allen & Gerritsen

Agency Producer:

Jim Buckley @ Allen & Gerritsen

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Barclaycard 'Nation of Shoppers'

Nik's spot for Barclaycard celebrates their 50th anniversary...

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Nik's spot for Barclaycard celebrates their 50th anniversary by looking at all the little transactions that keep us ticking over in Great Britain.

Whether it's broomsticks or designer dog coats, we're a nation that knows what it needs.

'Nation of Shoppers' was directed by Peter Cattaneo at Academy Films, with post handled by Finish and sound design by Grand Central.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Producer:

Juliette Harris @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

Jamie Gaiger / Shaun McIlrath / Richard Hayter / Danny Pallet / Charlotte Hugh @ Iris Worldwide

Agency Producer:

Helen Powlette @ Iris Worldwide

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Paddy Power 'Vive La Bantz'

Nik's new spot for Paddy Power...

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Nik's new spot for Paddy Power premiered during last weekend's Champions League final.

In it we join a lively crowd of spirited Scots (including a few famous faces) in the misty Highlands, as they jovially sing about their failure to qualify for Euro 2016, taking place later this year.

Directed by Peter Cattaneo at Academy Films, 'Vive La Bantz' was created for Lucky Generals, with post handled by ETC and audio composed by Adelphi Music.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Producer:

Steve Overs @ Academy

Agency Producer:

Lucky Generals

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We've Moved!

We are extremely happy to announce that we’ve moved!

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We are extremely happy to announce that we’ve moved!

Our new home is a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the middle of Soho at 58 Frith Street.

You’ll find the same homely feel and dedicated team, but in a bigger grander setting, with 7 large edit suites spread across five floors.

Apologies for any inconvenience whilst we get ourselves settled. Please feel free to pop by whenever you're passing, we can't wait to show you around! 

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AICE wins for Mumsnet

Sam's film for Mumsnet has picked up two wins at this year's AICE awards...

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Sam's film for Mumsnet has picked up not one but two awards for editing at this year's AICE ceremony, in the 'Digital Content Over 90 Secs' & 'Docu-style' categories.

'999 For Kids' was directed by Frederic Planchon at Academy Films, produced by Lucy Gossage and creatively led by Nils Leonard and his team at Grey London.

Campaign:

Mumsnet - 999 For Kids

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Lucy Gossage @ Academy