I picked up a flyer for an interesting project that E4 are running in January.
“SKINS is a brand new drama from the makers of Shameless, launching on E4 in January.
We are looking for people to create a music track for a scene in the show, style the cast for a fashion shoot, design a version of the SKINS logo or make a film about the characters. There are some really great prizes to be had, including the chance to come and work at E4.”
Reminds me of Dubplate Drama, which was “the worlds first interactive TV drama.”
Here’s an interesting site that I came across, in association with Vodafone, called Receiver.
Its been going a fair old while (its up to issue 17) so its either too cool for school, or more likely they just haven’t a good job of promoting it.
“Vodafone’s receiver magazine is a neutral space where pioneer thinkers challenge you to discuss exciting, future-oriented aspects of communications technologies. Started as a platform for exchange about how innovations in this sector affect societies worldwide, receiver has become one of the industry’s key idea generators.”
Stella Artois has has ended its sponsorship of Channel 4 Film, despite recent activity strengthening its ties with cinema and film, notably the outdoor film festival Studio Artois Live (put on by the folks at Exposure).
The Studio Artois activity has also been backed by a new Studio Artois website which goes a little bit deeper than “check out the latest film from Hollywood”, and offers quite an involving experience – but only if you’re a film buff.
So it seems like Stella is moving away from mainstream awareness of its film activity, whilst keeping a credible finger on the pulse in the film world. Question is, what will they spend the estimated £1m pot that they’ve saved from the Channel 4 deal?
I’m really pleased to see that Absolut are using lomography in they’re new campaign, with the Absolut LOMO photography competition. Lomography is a stunning photographic style that makes even the dullest or simplest subject look stunning, and the competition covers four categories – Absolut Bottle Shape, Artwork, Companion and Freestyle. A great example of user generated content, all of the entries will be on display online, with winners selected every four weeks. The overall winner will get a trip to the 2007 Lomography World Congress.