The pan european advert "This is Now" I worked on for Ford seems to be getting some really good press. It was produced by Ogilvy and was directed by Noah Harris. Here is the latest review in The Observer.
A month or two ago I worked on make-up and body art for a commercial for the new Ford Fiesta. Lots of fashion and design concepts to look cool and appeal to fashionista types from what I gather. The concept is "This is Now" - The zeitgeist... The different concepts were really eclectic and very interesting to watch being developed.
I've posted the commercial onto my blog - but its amazing all the very hard work we put in - and when I watched the commercial I didn't even realise it was the one I had worked on!! The concept stuff is shown inside animated television screens. Its very clever- but it took me about 3 views to spot my work as there are so mmany different films running inside the TV screens. Two of the films I worked on do feature strongly in the cut though which was great to see! It was an enjoyable job. And the commerical looks fab even if you can hardly spot what is what on a small screen- what I need to do now is see it on a cinema screen them I should be able to really spot the detail!
I just got back from Cannes. It was lovely to escape the rain and wet of England for the sunny warmth of the south of France, even if it was for just one day. I was bodypainting for a birthday party for the Beckwiths. The venue was the splendidly glamourous Palais Bulle, designed for Pierre Cardin, one of the most individual houses I have ever seen - google it and you'll see what I mean, its like something out of Barbarella! Great party with The Feeling, The cheeky Girls and Gena West playing. All in all an excellent way to spend an evening.
I painted two lovely ladies in cocktail cresses with the twin birthday boy's names on them. Two girls in just an hour - it was a good job I had the my lovely freind and assistant Audrey on hand to assist!