Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Not quite a music video...but still nice!

Kurt Vile's new music video is a joy to watch, the simple idea of placing a camera down and to just playing the track to you is great. I love his honesty in explaining he had no money make a fancy music video, a little tongue in cheek, but why not.

Also, the little girl running around is a cute addition. What are your thoughts?

MH x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Biting Elbows - 'Bad Motherfucker' [NSFW]

I love a good music video that makes such an impact online that it ends up going viral, just like this brilliant video from Bitting Elbows. The video has been live since 18th March and has already smashed through the 1 million views.

The video is a great comical use of point of video camera work, with some hilarious ultra-voilent and daft situations. The video is clearly aimed at boys who had a childhood full of playing first person computer games. Watching this with my colleagues at work we were continuously laughing at all the daft situations.

Watch it through, and let me know what you think.

MH x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Old Spice's new spokesmen, Mr. Wolfdog

Have you met the new spokesmen for Old Spice, Mr. Wolfdog? The guys have released another new advert for the manly fragrance range, promoting their new 'spokesmen' for the product range.

This advert is again, fun and enjoyable however I don't think this new direction for the product will become as successful as the previous 'spokesmen' - I can't see people relating to this dog, and funding it as funny compared to previous examples.

What are your thoughts?

MH x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Public Service Broadcasting 'Signal 30'

I have been working for Radar Music Videos since the start of 2013, taking control of their social media. I love this job, as I get to see many great music videos, which of course helps feed inspiration for my own music videos.

I watch all the videos that get commissioned through Radar (since I have started working for them), and of course like anything, one video may impress me more than others. Yesterday I was creating engagement for our latest commission through Radar, Public Service Broadcasting's new video 'Signal 30' directed by Alex Kemp, and the video grabbed my attention straight away.

Instantly the main focus on my attention was the grade to the video, I love the sepia retro tone when it's achieved right, and when it makes sense to use. This video ticks both those boxes, their music consists of old public recordings of media (radio, TV etc..). 

Secondly I loved the concept to the video with the TV screens, all the retro screens showing low quality images, and the location was brilliant. The scenes of the TV's approaching the floor to smash was so gripping, you are left waiting for the next cut to show the end result. 

A great video to watch and enjoy, what are your thoughts?

In case you haven't realised already, my blog is changing slightly. All my posts from now on will try to consist of video content. 

MH x

Monday, 4 March 2013

KOKO Presents: Bleech

Here is the second episode for the new video-podcast I am working on at KOKO, this week features the fantastic three piece, Bleech. This episode is a large jump from our first, as we learnt so much, and got some new aditions, in particularly the presenters cube, which I created!

Watch the episode, and let me know what you think. Definitely give Bleech a listen, they are fantastic  band and sound great live. The two girls can make a lot of noise!

MH x