Wednesday, November 29, 2006

shots shows jon

Last night we went along to the SHOTS 'Evolutions' night which is a regular showcase for new directing talent. Jon Dunleavy's film The Technical Hitch was first to be shown and went down extremely well, scoring high on the laughometer. Thanks to everyone at SHOTS for the support. Here's where you can see the film:

Friday, November 17, 2006

a 'timevine', if you will...

Dave Daniels has just finished directing the animation for a new spot for Radox, through agency WCRS. The agency was looking for an animated solution that would show the many herb flavours of the product while linking various live action testimonials. Dave came up with the concept of a 'timevine' travelling from left to right, continually growing and framing the live shots. Dodgy pun, great idea...

orange for christmas

London agency Wieden+Kennedy commissioned Tandem to produce a commercial for Orange in Romania, promoting SHARE airtime. The thirty second spot was directed by Tandem's Daniel Greaves who took a typically innovative approach to the production. Promoting the thought that you get more conversation for less, the spot shows two small paper cones which emit numerous paper cut-out symbols in synch with a distorted, semi-abstract two-way conversation. This meant animating around one hundred icons in 3D (in record time, I should say). Click here to view the spot or, if you're in Romania, see it on air...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

encounters of the TANDEM kind

2 films by Tandem represented directors will appear at next week's 12th International Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol.

Jonathan Dunleavy's The Technical Hitch (pictured above) will show in the UK Film Council’s Digital Generation Screening on Friday 24th November.

And... (as previously blogged here) Evo will show in the Best of British #1 Screening on Tuesday 21st November.

More details of these and other screenings can be found at the Encounters website.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

evo in shameless vote grabbing bid!

In a shameless bid to win cash prizes, I'm asking Tandem blog readers to boost the ratings for the short film Evo over at It's a kind of all-comers online animation competition (there are plenty of other short films to see there too!)