Posts Tagged ‘video’

Opium – freestyle

September 10, 2010

Our first foray into film.

Big look. Big up Opium!

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Adidas Originals x Star Wars – Cantina

June 11, 2010

Continuing on from the much-lauded Star Wars x Adidas collaboration collection, this advert brings several of the famous Adidas Originals faces to the Mos Eisley Cantina from the films. Ever wanted to see Snoop Dogg rock a lightsaber?

James

Threefold Media Update – February 2010

February 4, 2010

Already we are two months into a promising 2010. Where does the time go? Is time perception something that changes during puberty because time couldn’t pass quickly enough back then! Now weeks flash past in the blink of an eyelid and I feel like a perpetually startled deer. Oh dear.

Anyway, I would like to apologise on behalf of the team for the lack of updates over the past month. Before we broke up for Christmas, Threefold Media sat down over a few cold ones and thrashed out the action plan for the New Year. Therefore, when we reconvened – fat and full of Quality Street – we diverted most of our energy and attention into kick starting our business plans off.

And I am happy to say, so far so good!

2010, I can safely say, is going to be a big year for us. From humble beginnings as a shared ‘concept’ between three friends to a sharp, professional creative agency, Threefold Media is growing stronger everyday – making contacts and steering projects in the process.

We continue to make moves in the Grime scene, a genre we are all huge fans of, and have a number of new media projects that we hope to start later in the year. Working with Dirtee Stank, Tim & Barry, Logan Sama, Butterz, No Hats No Hoods, MSM Studios and various MC’s, producers and DJ’s, we feel confident that we, and indeed Grime, will achieve new successes this year and that our shared cultural and financial capital will grow stronger.

To achieve this we will be stepping away from traditional Grime representations and stereotypes and promoting something fresh and original, that is still true to Grime’s roots, artists and fans. No more alleyways or paint splatters please! As a genre that’s often at the mercy of advertising companies and brands looking for a cheap way to ‘buy’ sub-cultural cool, we hope to demonstrate that Grime is a forward-thinking, innovative movement that deserves dignity and above all respect.

In fashion, another passion of ours, we have a number of projects and collaborations coming up, working specifically with young, fresh and talented designers and labels from both Southampton and London. In collaboration with Mpdclick Managing Editor Sarah Leigh, we are helping host a trend-setting fashion-themed event in March that will be the first of its kind in Southampton and promises to be a great success, building on the city’s growing reputation as a burgeoning cultural centre. More details on that soon!

The popularity of our interview with Logan Sama, as well as the growing demand for the visual medium, has led us to the conclusion that video is the way forward. Therefore we will be investing in video equipment this year – not only will this add further depth to our repertoire, but it will allow us to develop other avenues of creativity.

Having spent the past couple of years photographing and documenting our city, and working with a multitude of local council bodies, event staff and media outlets, I now have enough material to build my own exhibition. Scheduled for the latter half of the year, the exhibition will be called ‘Capturing Southampton’ and will feature Southampton citizens from all walks of life in their magnificent glory! As a passionate photojournalist, this is one project I am especially looking forward to!

As well as all this, we continue to photograph, design, write and publish work for clients looking for a new creative direction. We are releasing a PDF soon, profiling examples of our best work. If you would like a copy or simply talk further about our projects, message me on twitter (@threefoldmedia) or email me at Kristian at threefoldmedia dot co dot uk.

Here’s to a prosperous new year!

Regards,

Kristian on behalf of Threefold Media

Smurfie Syco

November 26, 2009

Interviewed and then accompanied Dirtee Stank’s Smurfie Syco for a day around his ends in Wood Green, before reaching Kiss with DJ MK.

Pics and interview to come, but check out in this vid in the mean time:

I’m the pesky snapper getting in the way of the camera 😉 Big up Smurfie who is promoting like a madman right now. Follow him @smurfiesyco.

If you need press coverage, contact me here

Chanel Stop Motion Film for V Magazine #62 – Directed by Stephen Smith

November 20, 2009

Not quite sure what else to say about this… stop-motion fans will probably like it but it’s a tad strange!! A short little piece directed by Stephen Smith and Chanel for V Magazine. Pretty much just an advert for Chanel, stop-frame animation is a nice little nostalgic technique that we at the Fold do enjoy.

James

Chris Piascik – Noodle Doodles

November 19, 2009

I thought people might be interested in the work of this talented illustrator with a distinctive style. Chris Piascik essentially starts with a doodle and works within the lines to create some wonderful characters. Heres a video of Piascik at work.

Dré

Stop!

September 17, 2009

I’ve always loved the graft that comes with stop-frame animation. If you think there are 1440 individual shots in a one minute movie, then I hope you can appreciate the amount of tender, love and care that goes into this tireless artform. Sure, you could use any number of 3d rendering programs these days to come out with a clean, polished article in less time than it took you to set up camera. The question I put to you dear reader, is do any of them have that soul, that hand-crafted touch that embodies these little beauties? No sir, they do bloody not – and for that we salute you!

Here are three varying stop frame animations for the fold readers. The first is an homage to the 8-bit Nes games that lost many a child, many a day. The second video is by Patrick Boivin, a canadian filmmaker and comic book artist, known for his outlandish themes and unusual matchings. Finally, we have beautiful piece by Ljudbilden, heavily inspired by the works of Don Hertzfeldt, the accompanying music (which im sure you might recognise from the old carphone warehouse adverts) works well with the eclectic visuals.

Anyways enough jibber, click away.

Dré