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7 Ads that Changed the Face of Cinema

by MattBorn on 2013-11-18 11:15:37 UTC
Good ads sell their product. Great ads sell their director too. 
Ever since the first TV ad was broadcast during a baseball game in 1941 (for the princely sum of $9), TV commercials have been the shop window where some of the greatest directors of all time have launched their careers.  
The story of how Ridley Scott, David Puttnam and Alan Parker cut their teeth at the transformational ad agency of Collett Dickenson Pearce and Partners is of course well known. 
But did you know that The Muppets’ creator Jim Henson first shot to prominence making ads for TV? And is there a hint of the commercial director in the hyper, visually overloaded style of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Well, Michel Gondry also came from advertising – and you can see his effort below. 
Most surprising of all though, one of the all-time cinematic greats, an auteur whose dark brooding style even he admitted made him ‘depressed’ so he could not watch them anymore. 
Who would have thought Ingmar Bergman was a natural for Madison Avenue? Check out his effort below. 
And if you're interested in making it in advertising, check out our new course - Directing for Commercials & Promos - taught by established director Aasaf Ainapore. 

Pitching a Random Act at GEITF

by MattBorn on 2013-10-15 13:56:26 UTC
One of the highlights of this year’s One to Watch scheme was the ‘Live Pitch’ session which involved 8 shortlisted finalists from among the 30 Ones to Watchers delivering 90 second pitches to Tabitha Jackson, commissioning editor for Arts at Channel 4.


Rosemary Hill in The Kit Room

by MattBorn on 2013-10-15 13:54:14 UTC

DV Talent has appointed Rosemary Hill as manager of its equipment hire division, The Kit Room.

Becoming a better leader in the creative industries

by MattBorn on 2013-10-15 13:53:03 UTC
Business psychologist and coach Janet Evans on becoming a better leader: understanding yourself, and your team members









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