Are theme park rides art? The way we consume media is changing; entertainment, increasingly, has the potential to be both interactive and immersive. Theme parks are exploring innovative new ways of using technology to tell stories.
Unique costume design does not only support a story, but tells a story itself. Understanding what might have been in a character’s closet is just part of the process. Join this in-depth conversation with costume designer Sara Sensoy -who has worked for TV series (Bloodline), music videos (Elton John, Kamasi Washington, Florence and the Machine) and commercials (with directors such as Daniel Wolfe, Aoife McArdle and Max Weiland, among others)- to find out everything it takes to bring a set of costumes from idea to screen.
The Service Market is the place where production service companies and location managers have the chance to meet executive producers from leading production companies in the world.
To participate, you must apply in advance. Only one application per company is allowed, but up to two persons can take part in the meetings. Please note that only FULL PASS and DAY 1 PASS delegates can apply, and keep in mind that the capacity is very limited. The sole purchase of a FULL PASS or DAY 1 PASS does not assure your access to The Market.
Geir founded The World Institute of Slowness, a thinktank in 1999. He has experience of change management and problem solving, for small and large corporations across the globe, for over 25 years. The distinct aim of founding the institute was to change the way people think about values, speed, and our approach to work and life.
He says: “Most of us can go through high school and university without really understanding what thinking is, and how our thinking influences our lives. That is really a shame. Fast thinking is your autopilot — automatic responses that dictate your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Slow Thinking is what’s happening to you when you turn off your autopilot. Slow thinking is the understanding of our own thinking process and how thoughts make reality”.
Breaking through the noise is not easy nowadays. However, creative director Donald Schneider found the way to create a constant buzz around H&M, one of the most defining brands of our times. His secret: collaboration. An interview with the man who initiated H&M’s work with Karl Lagerfeld, followed by collaborations with Versace, Marni, Alexander Wang, Balmain, Kenzo, Moschino, David Beckham, Beyoncé and Jeff Koons, among others.
Dutch-Ghanaian director Emmanuel Adjei teamed up with Sevdaliza to create a new music video for her song “Shahmaran”. The epic film -a three-year project inspired by the historic oppression of African people- is an breathtaking journey across deserted and futuristic landscapes. In this talk, the director will go through this and other projects in which he managed to create atmospheric worlds, transforming dramatic narratives into visual poems.
The talk will be moderated by Jason Stone, from David Reviews.
Live interview with photographer and director David LaChapelle.
After attending high school at North Carolina School of The Arts in the mid 1980’s, David LaChapelle began showing in New York City galleries. Soon after, he was offered a job by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine.
LaChapelle’s unique approach to image making and groundbreaking vision quickly gained international interest. With his widely recognizable staged pictures, the artist began to expand the genre of photography and by 1991, The New York Times predicts, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.”
Over the past thirty years, LaChapelle’s prolific body of work has established the artist as a fixture in contemporary art. His portrait, stage and music video and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st Century.
In 2018, LaChapelle created visual campaigns for Travis Scott’s AstroWorld campaign as well as Elton John’s farewell tour.
Crystal Moselle is a New York based director best known for her Sundance, Grand Jury Prize award winning documentary, The Wolfpack. In the past she was a producer on the critically acclaimed documentary film, Excavating Taylor Mead. In the last decade she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice, Nowness and The New York Times, where she created a series called “Something Big, Something Small,” featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey. Later collaborations with Pharrell included, “Meet the Bae’s,” a series profiling the artists back up dancers. Moselle’s short film for Miu Miu, That One Day, premiered at The Venice Film Festival. The feature version of the film “Skate Kitchen” just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.
The past two years have seen a tremendous amount of discussion of women and their voices in advertising. Through social movements and industry wide initiatives, women’s points of view have been pushed to the forefront, focusing our attention on the importance of women in creative roles such as agency creatives, directors, editors, etc. However, the importance of a women’s point of view on the production side has been relatively ignored. Recently, several major brands have begun to call out the importance of women owned companies, yet they seem to be difficult to find. While there are many female producers, the rate of female ownership or partnership is still relatively low.
Our panel will discuss why, now more than ever, it is important to continue to drive the conversation about equality forward. How can we help encourage parity in the business, without asking for preferential treatment? What are the steps we can take to encourage more female ownership within the industry. What is the role of the new international coalition of women run companies called OWNED in the advertising production industry?
The agency’s innovative creative work is testament to Rick’s passion and talents. Recent highlights include creating a new move in FIFA 18, Skittles giving up its rainbow to Pride with 3m white packs and a star-studded karaoke video with Naomi Campbell for H&M. The agency also created genetic testing kits to find out if Marmite’s long standing strategy of ‘Love it, or Hate it’ is actually true. Moreover, Oscar winner Danny Boyle borrowing the agency’s award-winning Shoplifters campaign for Harvey Nichols for his iconic ‘Choose life’ monologue in Trainspotting 2 (agencies normally steal from films, not the other way around).
The talk will be moderated by Jason Stone, from David Reviews.
Yes. The answer here is obviously yes: we are an industry which runs on talent and commodifying that into advertising. This talk will be discussing what exactly constitutes NEW, and how a company can build an infrastructure around finding, developing and keeping new directors. And why we should bother in the first place.
Tune in for everyone’s favourite advertising panel host Arif Haq as we bring you a hilarious show which is no way similar to the popular BBC comedy series Room 101, in which a panel of opiniated industry blow-hards persuade him and the audience to banish their pet hates about advertising into the dustbin of history. Any Hat Trick Productions executives concerned about copyright infringement are advised to leave the venue during this session.
As a cinematographer, Lance Acord shot seminal music videos and feature films such as “Buffalo 66”, “Lost in translation”, “Being John Malkovich” and “Where the wild things are”. In the late 90’s he began his transition into directing, and in 1998, together with his business partner Jackie Kelman Bisbee, founded the production company Park Pictures. In the last years he has received multiple awards for his work with clients such as Nike, Apple, HP, VW, P&G and Subaru, among many others.
Kirk Baxter has earned three Academy Award nominations and two wins for Best Editing for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In 2014 he co-founded the award winning commercial editing company EXILE, along with his partners CL Weaver, Matt Murphy, and the late Eric Zumbrunnen. This year EXILE has 7 shortlist nominations in editing at Ciclope.