24 Mar 2012

I've decided to move my site to .com. Don't worry if you do type in my .co.uk site, it will redirect you to my .com site.


14 Mar 2012

On the day I'm posting my 50th blog post and surpassed 500 followers on Twitter (thanks to everyone who's following my random links). I've managed to fix the problems with the scrolling feature on my work pages, where it sometimes decided to scroll horizontal (not what I wanted), and update my contact page too, now with my pinterest account http://pinterest.com/henrybillington/ and a few slight other tweaks too, I'll let you spot them for yourself. 

I'm busy working away at finally getting around to putting some ads I've art directed onto my site. So please pop back very soon to see some of my ads I've been doing at Palmer Hargreaves.


10 Mar 2012

Just before I started at Palmer Hargreaves, I established a brief, to ‘write a poem about broccoli’. I then created ‘The Deep Fried Broccoli’, a poem I wrote and then created using actual broccoli. I used Flickr’s arrangement options to create a gallery from a new perspective. 

I recently heard that Flickr are going to be changing their picture arrangement viewings, I'm not sure to what yet, but it might destroy the layout. So I've recreated it in Pinterest, the ever growing social site (if you aren't on it yet, join now. It's invite only still, so give me a tweet and I'll send you an invite). 

To view the poem for yourself you'll need to have 5 picture squares across and then just scroll down and enjoy. Follow me too whilst you're there, as I'll be experimenting with the picture layout options soon.


8 Mar 2012

Last week I was art directing a filming/photoshoot for an idea of mine and my creative partner Nicola, for a campaign for Ford Accident Management service, which includes a promotional video and press ads. Over the course of two days and four separate locations, with Paul Griffin (director) and Ian Winstanley (photographer/DOP), who brought our idea  to life. With the help of three great actors/actress and me as an extra too.

The video is split screen, with the right hand side of the screen being quite busy, cutting to three different scenes throughout the video. With the left hand side, being one scene throughout, of a man relaxing at home. I'll share the video and press ads when they run. Paul is currently editing all the footage together which is looking great, exciting times.

Here are some behind the scenes pictures I managed to take.

Day one - AM
Here is the first location of the first day, which is a call centre, one of the busy scenes for the right hand side of the video.

Day one - PM
We spent the afternoon in a garage, our second scene for the right hand side of the video.

Day two - AM
The next day, we were on a drive way for the third scene for the right hand side of the video. I had a little cameo role in the film, here I am with the photographer Ian.

Day two - PM
We finished the second and last day of filming in the directors and photographers studio, where they had built this fantastic set for our living room scene (the left hand side scene of the man relaxing).