Take a look at some pictures and a few behind the scenes stills from the Alice & Olivia fashion film I directed out in New York back in December. It was shot over a day in their showrooms in New York and features models Ksenia Vasylchenko, Georgiana Sarev and Tali Lennox modelling Bendet’s Spring collection. The designer Stacey Bendet also appears in a brief cameo role. The film combines live-action and cut-out animation, a giant cut out heart and dozens of black telephones!!;)
Music is “Overdose” by indie pop trio Little Daylight.
To view the video see link below. Hope you enjoy it!
Crew – DP- Taylor Gentry // DP’s Assistant- Arlen Cooke // In-house Stylist – Cleo Wade // Hair – Danielle Priano // Make-up Jen Myles
Plus an amazing inhouse set and props team at A&O.
Here is the video -
So as a lot of you are already aware Im a massive fan of the Spaghetti Western and the cowboy! At RCA I made a short animated western working with still images from a 70s comic book, the Lone Wolf and at the time I watched a number of Spaghetti Westerns. So when I came across this brilliant video Las Bandidas directed by Mathew Wilkinson featuring models Cara Delevigne, Clara Paget and Suki Waterhouse as cowgirls in a spaghetti western inspired short playful sketch for scrunchie brand MCS London I was super super excited. I absolutely love the intentionally obvious green screen and the sampled tracks, backgrounds and music! Its perfect!
Scroll down to see the video below..♥ ♥ ♥
Director: Matthew Wilkinson
Model: Cara Delevigne, Clara Paget,Suki Waterhouse
Producer: Eugina Simo Grijalbo
Make Up: Elias Hove
Hair: Clara Paget
Season: 2013 Spring/Summer
Season: 2013 Spring/Summer
Label: Emilie Morris
Film Brand: Emilie Morris
♥ Had to share this with you. Have a look at some of the Comme Line pages in Issue 27 of POP Magazine below. 2D paper and cutout is juxtaposed alongside the figure. Just great!
This post is long overdue. Meet NORIKO OKAKU! Noriko studied animation alongside me at the Royal College of Art, although a year above. Noriko produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance.
Have a look at her Shape lush video below. LOVE IT! To see more of her work go here
Some postcards I picked up on my trip to Paris by Finnish Artist Anu Tuominen
(Cheese, Salt 2002, Fleur de Sel, Orange and Juice 2002)
Sorry for my delay in posting! I have been super busy working on a fashion video for Alice & Olivia, but it will soon be finished and I cant wait to share.
In the meantime have a look at PRADA’s Fall/Winter 2012 video. I love its minimal movement and futuristic environments.
ART Direction by AMO: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Fausto Fantinuoli
ARTWORK: Jeroen Koolhaas, Lok Jansen
EDITING and VISUAL FX: APRIL
PHOTOGRAPHY: Phil Meech
FILMING by APRIL: Matteo Frittelli, Gabrio Bellotti
MUSIC: Frédéric Sanchez
Also if you havent seen already check out the Spring/Summer 2011 video for PRADA. Some of my favourite moments in the stills below.
Currently shooting a fashion video in New York for Alice & Olivia’s Spring 2013 campaign.
I love these collages, ‘Untitled (Ebony and Jet), 2012′ by African-American artist, photographer and video artist Lorna Simpson. I came across them on my visit to Frieze London in October. Always interested by headwear and collage myself these immediately drew my attention. I absolutely love the pops of water colour washes and gradients alongside the photographs.
Animated gif by Jefe aka Johnny Chiba
Im back from Paris. It was great to see Papercut on the big screen at the Pompidou Centre!
Rossy de Palma gave a performance with musician Alexander Zekke on the opening night
There was a screening of William Klein’s Qui etes-vous Polly Maggoo?
Here are a couple of films from the festival below…
I especially enjoyed Hors D’Oeuvre by Monica Menez. Awarded – Best Art Direction. Her use of colour and set design was amazing.
Also somewhat different but have a look at this video Danny directed by Goran Grahovac (for the designer Tom Van Der Borght)
Music video with the band Kenji Minogue
Kenji Minogue performed in David Lynch’s Club Silencio at the Afterparty. They were totally mad but brilliant.
Rowena True – Director & Animator
Alan Chan – Photographer
Tia – Model @ Lizbell Agency
Stylist – Deanna Palkowski
Stylist Assistant – Kristine Wilkinson
Hair and Make Up – Negar Hooshmand @ Lizbell Agency.
Music – Peaches
The studio we shot it in East Van Studios was awesome. Here are some pics:
Some of the clothes and accessories featured..
Yesterday I directed a stop-motion video for ION magazine. I collaborated with Photographer Alan Chan and Stylist Deanna Palkowski, Stylist Assistant Kristine Wilkinson, Make up / Hair Negar Hooshmand and model Tia S from Liz Bell. The video will be up in September. Excited!
♥ Dutch Artist Berndnaut Smilde who creates temporary clouds using a smoke machine, combined with indoor moisture and dramatic lighting.
Nimbus II, 2012 cloud in room
Check out a video of him creating them in the space.
Researching fashion gifs at the moment – Im obsessed. Here are a couple of my favourite retro ones.
IKEA’s recipe book ‘Homemade is best’ is back – this time in motion! The photographer behind the Swedish retailer’s cookbook, Carl Kleiner, has teamed up with editor and animator Eric Severin and stylist Evelina Bratell to make a playfull nine-part video series. To see an example of cracking an egg go here
Homemade is best is a 140 page coffee-table recipe book, containing 30 classic Swedish baking recipes–everything from small biscuits to large cakes. For each recipe, there are two images: one of the ingredients and one of the finished item. I have to get myself a copy!
See all images from the book here
Makes me want to rearrange my utensils and play with food!
LOVE these choreographed alphabet poses of Czech dancer Milca Mayerová from ABCEDA.
ABCEDA is a pioneering collaborative publication by Vitezslav Nezval, Karel Teige, dancer/choreographer Milcha Mayerova and photographer Karel Paspa.
This video below shows a performance produced by The Wolfsonian – Florida International University in conjunction with the exhibition “Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde”
I have to go to the Christian Louboutin show at the Design Museum this week. Dying to see the exhibition finally especially the Dita von Teese hologram by Musion. The hologram is projected onto a stage in the main exhibition room thats shaped like an upside-down shoe! The exhibition was designed by Hackney studio Household and includes a shadow theatre, fetish room with photographs by David Lynch and a recreation of Louboutin’s Paris studio.
Have a look at the making of the hologram here
Ever since I saw the amazing ALDO shark head posters last year I have been meaning to post them up. But first check out Terry Richardson’s colourful slow-motion video for Aldo SS12 directed by Barnaby Roper below…
Also some favourite pics below from the Dress the part with Aldo and Life’s a beach series
The video is now up. Check it here - Let them eat cake
Hope you enjoy it!
My friend artist Mayumi Matsubara is showing work in this Now & Future Japan charity event at Gazelli Art House on Dover Street, London until this Friday! Quick get down there!
Her second solo show is due to happen from 10-15th April at Kabutoya Gallery in Tokyo.
I am a huge fan of her work. I have included a selection of images below – to see more and details of future exhibitions follow her on Facebook
Image below – new work coming soon! I cant wait!
Here are some images from the shoot last weekend. The crew I worked with were AMAZING! I am so excited about this.
We shot it in OPEN studios, Vancouver BC. Huge thanks to Nobasura, Ben Lederman and Mike McSuede at Open Studios. Full list of everyone involved below…
DON’T MISS the private view of HARK at the Old Shoreditch Station in London on the 26th Jan!!!
My amazing friend Audrey Roger is colloborating with Andrew Macgregor and it looks like its going to brilliant. The duo are apparently creating paper landscapes of totem poles and shamanic stalactites woven together by an array of mirrors and lighting design. The focus of the project is a stop-motion animation film which I cant wait to see. Im sad to miss the private view but looking forward to seeing images.