The current e-circular in the studio this morning is Google’s stunning experiment of ‘The Wilderness Downtown’. If you haven’t already – it’s well worth taking a few minutes to try this out for yourselves. Simply enter a postal address and watch your internet browser come to life. www.thewildernessdowntown.com
With a stunning composition, soundtrack and aesthetic… this experiment cleverly ties the present to our own past.
Thank you Google for an inspiring interactive intro to html5 – Now lets see what we can do with it!
How our streets got so colourful…Posted by Luke in Graphics
PRO PRO PRO brightens up the streets near Bold Creative as Ben Eine makes his mark on the side of the Mother London building. Redchurch Street has never looked so good!
“An underground street artist selling out to the advertisers…”
The sun shined bright as a youthful Bold team captured inspirational ideas for the future of children’s media in the UK. The Children’s Media Conference, held in Sheffield, brought together the good and the great to share the most innovative and exciting projects over the last year.
The biggest players were on hand to voice their opinions and shed light on how they see their industry shaping up. Young Bold vloggers wielded iFlip cameras to record their thoughts on the conference and the future of children’s media. Watch our film below, produced by Bold and shown at the closing session of the conference, on what the attendees of the conference think on what the future of children’s media holds.
Some colourful responses and ideas were recorded, including a special cameo by Henry Winkler (better known as “the Fonz”) who summed up the future of children’s media in one word: tenacity. “If you are tenacious, you will create phenomenal stuff,” Winkler said.
The conference was a massive success and the entire Bold team enjoyed sitting in on panels, interviewing attendees, and meeting the wonderful people involved in children’s media. We were both inspired and excited to see what the future holds in TV, the internet, and beyond for children’s media. Until next year’s conference!
Friday values sessions are back on and last week Kweku, our all star designer, organised the session!
We started out at the office where he split us into two teams giving both a map and sending us off on the elephant trail around london to see who could spot their most on the way to the next bit of our Values session!!
Elephant Parade is a conservation campaign that shines a multi-coloured spotlight on the urgent crisis faced by the endangered Asian elephant. Brought to you by www.elephantfamily.org, the event sees over 250 brightly painted life-size elephants located over central London this summer.
Both teams raced through the streets of east London, round corners and green’s towards the river, looking for the various painted elephants along the way and capturing a photo of each one we managed to find, until we reached the destination of the second part of the values session.
This found us at the London Fairtrade Festival, running from 7 – 9 May, the Festival celebrated World Fair Trade Day 2010. A weekend of Fairtrade family fun, including lots of Fairtrade food, music, film and entertainment to enjoy.
We tried a variety of food and drink all available to sample, from candy floss to harry hill nuts, alongside hats and bags and bits.
Later on there was a chocolate and wine tasting, where a man gave a speech about the history of chocolate, and a film was also shown.
Aside from the rain at the end this was a brilliant Bold Values and we definitely had a good adventure!
Check out the elephants and see how many you can spot around London!!
Bold Project BlogsPosted by Hannah in Uncategorized
Here at Bold we are always working on a variety of interesting projects! A lot of our current projects have blogs that document the processs. Here are a few to explore!
Digital Disruption – Set of Films
Bold Creative are working with Tower Hamlets to develop a series of award-winning propaganda education films, that challenge and disrupt propaganda techniques. Digital Disruption aims to combat and educate young people about propaganda in the media and the wider cultural effects it has, using popular internet sites like youtube.
Here is the wicked blog where you can watch cuts of the first propaganda films and reactions to it: http://digidisruption.wordpress.com/
Forest Flava Press Pack – Website
We are working with the Forest Flava press pack from Waltham Forest to create them a new website! The young people from Forest Flava are involved in every level of the development and we meet weekly to discuss progress and get their input. We have been working on all sorts a logo, site design, content and we even had a big photo shoot last week to get some wicked images for the website!
Check out the blog all about it – http://forestflava.wordpress.com
The Day Project – Graphic Novel
Having produced The Day comic last year, we are now working with 5 different illustrators developing a unique graphic novel designed and narrated by young people at the heart of the issue. The project will face some the challenges of growing up with HIV head on, and become a resource for the many young people in the UK affected by the condition every day..
The blog documents stages of this project - http://thedayproject.org.uk/
Bold Values – East End Film + MusicPosted by Hannah in Uncategorized
For this Friday Values Sessions Tony took us on a trip to the East End Film Festival!
With an area of London overflowing with personal stories and social issues, the East End offers new documentary filmmakers plenty of scope to tell essential stories in creative ways.
The films were varied styles, documenting stories from different characters living within the East End! They were all fascinating and provided our film makers with some ideas.
After the film, a few of us went on to another venue in the East End Film Festival where we saw this hectic band play!
Check them out!
Bold Creative Intern!Posted by Hannah in Uncategorized
The Intern hunt begins again!
We are looking for a creative, self-motivating and enthusiastic person to join our team for a 3 month Intern-ship, largely to assist with studio management and creative project work at Bold Creative.
Full time. Travel expenses paid, within London.
This is a brilliant opportunity for a college/uni student or recent graduate who is looking to gain experience within the atmosphere of a young thriving creative agency. Read the rest of this entry »
The Young Foundation are offering up to 10 young people aged 13-19 years training and support to design and undertake peer consultations utilising a range of new media skills.
The consultations will be fed in to a national report on youth leadership, entrepreneurship and employment.
Young people participating will be able to attend a high profile event in London to launch the research and will be part of a national campaign to put youth leadership on the map, called The Youth Of Today – check the weblink below:
They are looking for young people who are interested in the challenges young people face in the labour market and have good ideas on how to creatively represent the views of young people in this leading research paper.
For those interested in applying an application pack can be downloaded from the following link:
Go get them young Journalists!!!
Tagmap Promo Video & PhotoshootPosted by Hannah in Tagmap
Here at Bold we have all been working extra hard on Tagmap in the last couple of months!!
TAGMAP PROMO VIDEO!
First, check out this brand new shiny Promo video that Tony, Will and Becca have been busy creating,
TAGMAP PHOTO SHOOT!!
In February we did a photo shoot with a selection of young people who we had met at our Tagmap Workshops!
It was a great day and we all had a wicked time dressing up and trying our hand at modelling the different T-shirts designed within the workshops!!
The photographs all came out wicked, and the guys looks great!
Adrian Burke was the photographer, and we reckon he did a great job, click on his name to see his photography website
Ellie Stidolph was the Stylist adding some hoodies and bling, and Gigi Hammond sorted out the Hair and Make-up!
It was a great day, BIG thanks to everyone involved, and to the guys from the workshops for helping to design these wicked T-Shirts and coming down and Modelling!!
Bold Creative & Offscreen’s Current Pakistan Adventure!!Posted by Hannah in Uncategorized
Check out the blog to find out the incredible Pakistan adventure that Martin, from Bold, and Steven, from Offscreen are currently on!!
They have been out and about all over Pakistan, Bold is part of an amazing project with Offscreen and Digital Explorer to put on a groundbreaking cross-cultural expedition for young people from the UK to Pakistan.