Thursday, 26 February 2009

Error Message of the Day

"main: decoder is leaking pictures, resetting the heap"

Monday, 16 February 2009

Pitch Factor

Every so often i get an email or a letter from somebody i've never met. Obviously i'm not alone with this phenomena but what i find slightly bizarre is this person (i've never met) wants to spend time 'shadowing' me or doing work experience for the company.

This morning i received a Facebook message from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend (serious) and being the curious type (and the type who quite likes the idea of my own personal shadow/runner) i agreed.

Paul and Tim went one better and said they get programme ideas emailed to them. Random ideas from people they've never met.


Usually these emails consist of an attached one-page treatment and very little else. No explanatory email giving a heads-up as to how they got their address or what they actually wanted Tim/Paul to do with the idea.

It seems that increasingly the guys are receiving more of these cyber-shots-in-the-dark and always one to see an opportunity, i've decided we should actually do something with these ideas.

And so the idea for "Pitch Factor" has been born!

*Watch this space*

Friday, 13 February 2009

Nat's out-takes

Mad people up North & nearly getting arrested in Moscow.

Nat's out-takes from Paul O'Brien on Vimeo.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

The Controller

Seb's portrait of Tim while 
he was in doing Shell stuff. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Inauguration night

Most normal people watched a bit of Obama's inauguration on the telly, it passed me by as I think we were shooting. Tim turned it into a centre piece of his noise session - as you do.
If the FBI or CIA take interest in this, I would just like to say Tim is not a terrorist, neither are his friends and the references to Obama's speech are purely what was on the TV that night not some kind of demonic message:

Paul is confused...

Paul O'Brien is setting up a blogger account so he can edit the posts and no doubt take down the "heads-on-dancing-people" video.

Paul - can you see this?

Paul - can you read this?

Come in Paul...

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Heads on Dancing People

So myself and Paul went road-tripping to Northwich, Cheadle Hulme, Macclesfield and Buxton this week. Delayed by a day due to bad weather we set off on Tuesday and returned on Wednesday evening after having filmed 2 in-homes, a variety of vox-pops and some in-branch interviews for our newest clients.

Ensuring spirits were kept high, i did my usual "creative accomodation search" and we spent Tuesday night in the "B. Leggot Guesthouse" - a veritable bargain in the sea of over-priced, over booked B&Bs in the area.

Despite Paul's protestations of
"Let's get a Travelodge" i think he was secretly pleased we found 2 rooms there, especially when we were granted our very own TV room, electric blankets and extra toast in the morning!

(this isn't the actual toast we were fed - it's a crazy stereogram picture that makes you go blind)


Paul's contribution to keeping our traveller spirits high was to visit his "favourite service station" (i kid you not). It turns out that the honoured venue is the Welcome Break on the M40 near Oxford. Admittedly a decent design of building, the true delight lay within...

"Heads on Dancing People!" is what i'd been told to look forward to. And boy - was Paul right. Just £3 for a DVD of perennial embarrassment...