30 Sept 2011

It's been an exciting month. Here are a few things I've been up to.

My first TV work ran: TV Idents for ITV's 71 Degrees North. You can watch the idents below. The show is now on the ITV player too, we edited versions of the indents.

I went back to London for the weekend of the 17th September. To a yearly called 'Open House', its where hundreds of buildings all over London are opened up to the public to explore, its a must.

Here are a some of my best bits.
A school in which an architect has developed a few buildings/classrooms in a West London School. The changes had gained so much respect from the kids in a tough schooling area.

There was also Richard Rogers the architects offices by the Thames in Hammersmith, they had some beautifully offices and some even better free brownies. The last one we visited was an architect who had opened his own house to the public, to promote himself. Which succeed with hundreds of people viewing it over the weekend, a fantastic self promotion idea. One to keep in mind architects.

There is an overwhelming list of what's on every year. But if you live in London there will be a building near you somewhere. Keep your eyes peeled.

I had a check back on my augmented reality t-shirt I did over a year ago now, and saw the video has racked up 36,077 views, which delighted me. 
Here's the video below if your interested in seeing it in action. You can still buy it too if you like it:

I'm currently in the progress of adding my ads to my art direction page, and as you've seen I've started to add some regular features (this as one) to my blog.


27 Sept 2011

This is the first post of many of my ever expanding post it note, inspiring quote wall. 

I like to subscribe to quite a few creative websites, with some fascinating articles. Parts of these articles that I read, have some words that I find really inspirational. So I scribble them down and stick it up on my wall with the others for anytime I need a bit of inspiration.

See what you think. I'll be posting any new quotes on my blog as soon as their up on the wall.


25 Sept 2011

I'm very keen on digital. More recently I've been excited by QR codes, I know they have been around for quite a while, but now I've spotted some that are starting to get a bit more interesting.

Here is a recent favourite created by Disney.

I like this Disney one as the've integrated the QR code into the poster rather nicely. Rather than being lazy like so many other advertisers that just dump them down in the corner of the poster as an afterthought.

Here is a helpful article, which is about how much of the QR code you can edit, with it still working.

Here is a another totally different one from the one above from the BBC. They use footage behind the QR code for a teaser for The Fades. Sweet idea, but I'm not sure how many people will enjoy it as much as digital lovers like myself. Because it does cover up a lot of the footage. I'd like to see the numbers of how many people scan it.

I'm enjoying that the big brands such as Disney and the BBC experimenting so much, fingers crossed this is just the start. I usually share exciting digital ideas that I find on my Twitter page:!/henrybill

I've just put one on my website sadly not as creative as the two above. But it's on my contact page, so no longer copying my mobile number from the screen and calling someone random. Here it is below:

The last thing to leave you with is a

QR Code Tip: Not to scan one on a night out.

As I've seen ones now that link to PayPal and that could be an expensive round.


16 Sept 2011

We've managed to get our Continental idents on 'The Drum' website, and also the landing page of Taylor James website, which is exciting. I'll keep my eyes peeled to see if it's anywhere else.

Here is a link to 'The Drum' article about it


14 Sept 2011

Last night my first work for television was aired on ITV. It was some idents I created with a few others here at Palmer Hargreaves, sponsoring the second series of '71 Degrees North', which is running for the next eight weeks. I was down in London on Friday watching/checking the final editing with Taylor James at Envy, a Post Production House in Soho, and here is the final result from the last couple of weeks.

Full Continental back to back from Taylor James on Vimeo.
Created by the fantastic creative production studio Taylor James (highly recommended if you've got any CGI projects coming up).