Wednesday, December 12, 2007

dave joins led zep

We're excited to finally announce that TANDEM director Dave Daniels created the animated projections for the most talked-about rock concert of the year, the Led Zeppelin reunion (for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund) at the O2 arena, London, on Monday. Commissioned by Mark Norton at ThinkFarm, Dave was responsible for depicting fifteen songs in the band's critically acclaimed set, including Black Dog, Ramble On and The Song Remains The Same, with each of his films displayed on a 35 metre screen.

Friday, November 23, 2007

santa claus is coming to town... on a bicycle!

Christmas came early this year for TANDEM. We've been such good boys and girls that Santa visited us early and found the time to star in our new Halfords TV commercial.

Perhaps Mrs Claus had a word about the beer belly, because in the commercial Santa gives his reindeer a well-earned break and makes his deliveries on bicycle! Look out for it on TV in the run up to Christmas.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

dave joins people's revolutionary choir

TANDEM director Dave Daniels has directed the promo for PRC's new single, Do You Feel Like I Do. Take a look here

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

the cat's gone viral!

TANDEM director Simon Tofield's short film Cat Man Do is now officially a web phenomenon, having clocked-up almost one million hits on just one of its numerous YouTube postings.

The scenario of a persistent moggy pestering its dormant owner is based on the director's own observations of feline behaviour.

Click here to see the film.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

how to make marmite

Click here to see our DDB clients Mike and Rob, in the TANDEM studio, as they talk through the making of a controversial tv commercial featuring a small bear and an even smaller Marmite squeezy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

trapped released

New from directors Chris Gavin and Nick Losse, the title sequence for CBBC's new show 'Trapped' which airs today at 5pm on BBC One. A high-drama, layered 'theatre set' feel made possible by the combination of the two directors' strengths in design and compositing... click here to view.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

bear, what have you there?!

We're staggered by the vast amount of media exposure generated by our 'Paddington' commercials for Marmite. Just google 'Marmite Paddington' and you'll get the picture. No further comment, thank you... ;)

Friday, September 14, 2007

paddington bear in 'i like marmite' shock

Paddington Bear, the world's most famous Peruvian was our honoured guest over the summer. Paddington stars in our
latest animated production, four TV commercials for Marmite. Crafted
in our Islington studio, the commercials follow Paddington - a lifelong devotee of marmalade - as he tries
something a bit different...
Click here to view the spot.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

big (screen) in japan

We've completed our first advertising work for Japan in some time (thanks to the multi-talented Hide at SIB). It's a 15-second spot for Coca Cola's 'Patissiolle' through Dentsu, directed by Jeroen Jaspaert. The spot has been under wraps for a while but you can now click here to see the final film and here to see footage of it showing on a big screen in downtown Tokyo.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

cannes do

Mike Bell and I went to fly the TANDEM flag (not pictured) at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes. We had an amazing time, meeting nice people from different parts of the advertising world. Everyone seemed to be be in the best of moods, not surprising when you saw this great location. Most of the action happened around the 'Croisette' beach, although among the highlights for us was the Straight8 screening, organised by our friends at Rushes who were also excellent hosts throughout. And congratulations again to the Fireflies cyclists who raised an amazing amount for, through levels of physical exertion not traditionally associated with the Festival!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

we're gonna need a bigger fruit bowl

Finally it's done. After an extended planning period, a location shoot in New Zealand with a 50-strong crew and 8 weeks in post-production, approximately 15 billion berries have made it into 'Migration', Daniel Greaves' new work for Ribena. One 40-second and three 10-second commercials will be on-air from 28th May and the 40 will be in cinemas from 15th June. Phew. Visit to view.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ident parade

We've also just completed this series of thirteen sponsorship idents for Focus (the UK D.I.Y. retailer). The idents were produced for agency Gratterpalm and will air throughout this year on UKTV Style channel. The ten-seconders depict various home and garden scenarios; the animation was achieved through mixed-use of CGI and StopFrame techniques.

Monday, April 23, 2007


In advance of our upcoming major work for Ribena, we've completed these idents for M&C Saatchi, to appear within ITV1's 'Grease Is The Word' series. Please note that several blackcurrants were gratuitously harmed in the making of these films. Click here to go to the movies.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

guardian: how did they do that?

Fans of time-lapse films, making-of films and stop-motion films might like to see this time-lapse making-of a stop-motion film film

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

daniels on your ipod

TANDEM director Dave Daniels (Honda) has been busy building a site devoted to podcasts of his personal short film work. Take a look and subscribe for updates here

Friday, March 09, 2007

kinder: how did they do that?

Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at Jeroen Jaspaert shooting celebrity Collien Fernandes for Kinder Bueno (see previous post). Includes footage of Jeroen and his team sustaining themselves with Germany's favourite chocolate snack.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

good things come in 3s

Within the last two weeks we have completed three new animated campaign productions:

Weight Watchers 'Gorgeous', directed by Daniel Greaves - 2D drawn animation;

Coco Pops 'Cupboard', directed by Tony Mines - stop-frame and CG;

Kinder Bueno 'The Dream', directed by Jeroen Jaspaert and designed by Simona Ciraolo - 2D rendered, CG animation and live action combined.

See all three here

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

crafty guardian spot

Another Tandem mini epic... From a storyboard by Daniel Greaves and the hands of stop-motion animation guru Tobias Fouracre comes 'Tool Run' a ten second TV commercial for the Guardian. The ad was produced for agency Wieden+Kennedy to promote the newspaper's upcoming craft supplement.
It's a classy piece of work. Tandem's team pulled together to complete the animation and post work all in-house and in record time too...
See the finished movie here!

Friday, January 26, 2007

delay in transmission

We like to regularly post blogs apologising for the irregularity of our blogging; this is one of those. Our excuse? It has been extremely busy here, with several productions delivering in the coming week including commercials for Kellogg's, Kinder Bueno and The Guardian. All of these will be online soon (we promise). Further to that, we're about to get started on a top-secret, top-notch project shooting on the other side of the world. So please keep bearing with us as we continue to live up to the word 'random'...

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