YDA 2011: Charles De Meyer

Dark, suspenseful and heart-meltingly soppy, Charles De Meyer impressed at this year’s YDA with his music video for Amon Tobin’s ‘Esther’s’. The robotic romance blends Hitchcock-esque live action performance with slick CG work and earned De Meyer 2nd prize in the European Music video category. We caught up with De Meyer to pick his brains […]

YDA 2011: Michael Lockshin

Just call him the wolf whisperer – Michael Lockshin’s spot The Wolf Is Back sees the director coax his lupine actors to perform chilling howls for camera and prevent his clashing canine cast from tearing chunks from one another. And the result is an eery, impressive campaign for Eristoff vodka that saw Lockshin win 2nd […]

YDA 2011: AlexandLiane

In our first interview with this year’s crop of YDA champions, we catch up with AlexandLiane, who scooped 2nd prize in the European Broadcast category with their arty Footlocker spot I Am the Rules. We talk lighting, working with footballers and feeling like ghosts at Cannes… Your “I Am The Rules” film plays with light, […]

YDA Catch Up: Henk Loorbach and André Maat

We first came across Henk Loorbach (aka Supereletric) when his jubilant, colourful animations scorched themselves our retinas. Now he’s teamed up with fellow director André Maat for a smart and inventive one-shot-spot for Red Cross Germany. The spot sees footage of a lifetime projected onto a woman’s face to demonstrate the importance of blood donation […]

Catch up: Bare Bones

Matt Lambert wears many hats: editor, director, writer, maker of intriguing fashion films and curator of Bare Bones, the low-brow, lo-fi video zine with regular events and screenings – mainly in New York, London and Berlin. We super love platforms for young filmmakers to have creative freedom to do whatever they like so following our […]

Catch up: Josef Wladyka

We first featured Tisch film student Josef Wladyka in a December post for his soccer spec spot played out and about in Wall Street and now here is his follow-up work called One Shot Stories. Good to know a newbie director can be consistently inventive. http://vimeo.com/21559269 How did the stories come about? Did someone commission […]