New work from Ilka & Franz. Shot to illustrate an article entitled 'Everyone’s gagging for it’ – how Britain got high on nitrous oxide' for the Guardian Magazine.
Motion shoots alongside stills often see both departments competing with each other for limited resources; locations, talent, light, props and of course time. It’s easy to assume that the result will be compromised but that doesn’t have to be the case. As you’ll see, we’ve worked with the challenges it presents many, many times and we know all the pitfalls; shooting motion for TVCs ourselves we understand exactly how stills and motion need to get along.
Hoping to prove a point, we thought we’d collect together stills that we’ve shot during a motion production. All the images on this link were shot within the limitations that this way of working can impose, by four of our photographers particularly adept at this special way of working. https://horton-stephens.com/hsalongsidemotion.pdf
We’ve just added our new AF Webb’s motion to the site and it contains the same raw aesthetic as his stills. A showreel plus his wonderful film, “Rambutan” which he directed, filmed, produced and edited with the smallest possible team. That’ll be just himself! We hope you like it… we’re really loving it.
We started representing CGI artists back in early 2005 and we think we were the first agents to do so. Sixteen years ago your mobile phone was pretty much just a phone and we remember how amazed we were as the creators at our Additive Studio pushed the boundaries of what was possible in stills CGI.
In the ensuing years, as we saw it all and did it all, you might almost say we got blasé about this incredible new art, but now we’re amazed all over again and thrilled to be working with Revenant (formerly Playdead). Revenant are an award-winning, design driven, VFX house dedicated to animation, motion graphics and real-time visuals. With several Bafta nominations and clients including the BBC, they are the very best. It’s a really personal service from lovely people. Have a look and we’re always here to tell you more.
All of us in the office are completing the fantastic AdGreen Training scheme.. It’s been an eye opener and we’d love to discuss with you how we can all make shoots more sustainable and reduce CO2 emissions.
If you’re a part of the production industry, you should sign up for the (free) next event https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/adgreen-31770563005
If there are fewer lone voices on future productions, we can make a real difference collectively.
We’ve been conscious of our carbon foot print on photo-shoots for a long time now. Less disposables on shoot, less print-outs, veggie menus, encouraging green transport to work and so on, but when we sent our portfolios to clients we were still using couriers on four wheels. Well, now we’re greener, faster, fitter. And feeling smug that deliveries into central London are courtesy of our electric bicycle. A big shout goes out to the wonderful Bikes for Business and MPSmarterTravel scheme who encouraged us to do so.