Three Piece Band (2001)
Godley and Creme Mondo Video Pt.1
As a treat here is one that really inspired me –
I’m a sucker for a good video mashup and my jaw just hit the floor when I saw these ThruYOU mashups – Scour youtube for thousands of music clips – stitch them back together to compose a visual song – Instant eye/ear candy.
The coherence of the finished pieces really raised the game for this type of mashup – Funk, Bouzouki Drum and Bass, Dub – All styles put into the visual blender.
As a special mention – Mr Hopkinson did something on similar grounds last year but with a live performance of Beardyman. He layered the audio and video together to create an incredible video with bags of style.
The V&A had a late opening last week which was a triumph of exploration and entertainment. One of the many many events to partake was a very amusing take on ‘Cluedo’. On starting the game you were given a detective pack with the following instructions.
The task at hand was to retrieve 10 cards which would reveal the killer, location and weapon of ‘Jim’ – a faithful doggy. Also included in the pack was a map of the museum with all the clues needed to find the cards.
Along the route through the museum were lots of entertaining events – films, postcard making, surreal chairs etc and after a lot of sleuthing we grabbed nearly all of the cards (some were missing by the time we found them).
The ‘game’ was brilliant – There really wasn’t a game at all – It was just a very very entertaining way to guide people round the museum to take in the multitude of activities.
The wonderful British Gas ‘Planet Home’ advert directed by Guilherme Marcondes is great. It is lovingly crafted and makes me forget that British Gas are not a bunch of money grabbing bastards by selling me their rapidly dwindling supply of natural gas but in fact very very nice people – so nice infact they are putting wind farms on other planets and abusing those instead – hurrah.
What struck me though was just how the ad resembled a certain italian plumbers adventures in the utterly brilliant ‘Super Mario Galaxy’. Probably a total coincidence but it was quite interesting to think there was some influence there. Check the pics.