Unfortunately, Size Does Matter!

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I haven't checked Freddiew's You Tube chanel in a while so I decided to hit it. They specialise in humour filled gun tooting action sequences, and I have to say that these guys are really growing from strength to strength. There are some seriously sweet vids and they have been garnering a fair bit of attention. I'm working on some short films at the moment and these guys have given me a standard to look to and hopefully exceed.

Below are a couple of my favourite Freddiew shorts. The first is an uncut version of a film they made with Shenae Grimes for an interview with NBC. I probably should point out that the main character (Freddie) can't act and It's a little gory, but jokingly so. There is a link to the toned down, televised version at the begining of the short:


The second is a retro-esque summer of love flavoured short:


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Evolution & Tinie Tempah

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I love music. If it sounds good and has a strong enough statement to make, I'm with it. The evolution of the music scene has always been an area of interest for me. It's life long struggle to challenge the established order, honestly communicate and conventionalize, whilst trying to remain popular and maintain secular security is a good example of the whole, "to know where you're going, you must first know where you've been" ideology. It's a juggling act that has lead to some interesting amalgamatic eras of music!

We all have our favourite genres and artists. I myself am partial to a little Luther Vandross from time to time. I grew up with his music playing constantly in the house, the guy was practically a member of the family. The music scene has changed a lot since then, and lately I've found myself listening to Tinie Tempah, whose experimental fusion of electro, grime, drum and bass, hip hop, rock and even indie make him a perfect representative of a child born to the 'struggle' I mentioned earlier.

A lot of people had been raving about him but I had no clue who he was until about three weeks ago! Don't get me wrong, I'm up to date with my music (at least, I think I am!), but this one seemed to slip under the radar. I began to wonder where I'd been for the last ten months! The guy's everywhere! I later realised I knew a lot of his tracks without knowing he was the artist behind them, which gave me a small measure of comfort.

Being a creative, I really like the dynamic direction Tinie has taken both in his advertising and music videos. I've gleemed a lot of ideas from them and look forward to developing some of them in my own work in the near future. Below is the music video for "Pass Out".



This post is getting kinda long, but before I jet, if you are into Tinnie Tempah, WinkBall have been following his 2010 'Disc-Overy' tour across the UK. It's a cool way to find out what the people are thinking. You can find a link to the tours main page below:

Tinie Tempah UK Tour 2010 on WinkBall


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