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Check out these beautiful idents created by Man vs Machine for Film4.
Referencing film strips and paying homage to moments of cinematic history, the combination of beautiful cinematography, sound and movement create 30 seconds treats that will stop you in your channel flicking tracks and transport you to the moment you first saw ‘that’ reference in ‘that’ film.
With multiple references in each ident, you can experience something new at each view.
"We wanted to create something film buffs would enjoy watching, but we also wanted the idents to appeal to anyone - I hope even people who don’t spot the references will like them," explains ManvsMachine creative director Mike Alderson.
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FESTIVAL OF LOVE
Southbank Centre celebrates all things love-ly at their Festival of Love exhibition. Colourful, romantic, sad, funny and more.
Have a look if you can, lots of installation, events and things to look at until the end of August.
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London’s centenary beam of light to commemorate Britain’s involvement in the First World War.
Photos and words can’t describe how beautiful this seemingly simple experience was.
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SECRET CINEMA - BACK TO THE FUTURE
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LONDON FILM & COMICON
Sunday’s visit to London Film & Comic Con was a visual treat! Amazing costumes, props, actors, art and, of course, the legend that is George A Romero was there.
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EIGHT MUMMIES, EIGHT LIVES, EIGHT STORIES
Never before has a morgue looked so good!
The ‘Ancient Lives New Discoveries' exhibition at the British Museum seeks to reverse the fate of its main exhibits by giving a new lease of life to the mummified dead.
This amazing show presents a collection of ancient Egyptian and Sudanese mummies that range from 3500+BC - 700AD. These beautifully preserved bodies reveal recent scientific discoveries about them and the techniques used to preserve them.
The advanced and interactive display incorporates images from medical CT scanners and 3D graphics software which allow visitors to view inside the mummies and see what is under the bandages.
An unforgettable opportunity to get up close and uniquely personal with selected adults and children from different classes of society - all with very different stories revealed.
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Journeys into Middle-Earth
On a family visit to the Motherland (North Devon), I came across a lovely exhibition at Rosemoor Gardens, Torrington.
Celebrating the works of J.R.R Tolkien, this exhibition includes original illustrations by artist Ted Nasmith, Tolkien memorabilia, themed garden trail through the fascinating and peaceful gardens featuring beautiful sculptures and a familiar ‘Middle-Earth’ dwelling.
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VIKING: LIFE & LEGEND - THE BRITISH MUSEUM
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SPITTING IMAGE EXHIBITION
A week day off in London and I needed to make the most of the, slightly quieter, city streets. Having been to most of the larger museums lately, The Cartoon Museum takes my interest with it’s promise of a healthy slice of British satirical puppet pie.
On the back streets behind The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum has a small but fantastic exhibition on the late-night ITV series Spitting Image. Being a child of the 80’s and 90’s I was a little young to watch the series when originally aired, however, with a keen interest in illustration, puppets, entertainment not to mention being bought up listening to The Chicken Song, this exhibition was right up my street.
Spitting Image: From Start to Finish looks at the partnership between artists Peter Fluck and Roger Law, whose talent for three-dimensional caricature formed the bedrock for the complex creation that would become Spitting Image. The collection of satirical sculptures, photos and sketches of politicians and celebrities from the 80’s and 90’s, amongst others, include Paul McCartney, Ronnie Corbett, Kate Moss, Saddam Hussein, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, Jo Brand and John Paul II, not forgetting the Royal Family, Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet and her political opponents.
A museum of only three rooms kept me entertained for a good couple of hours - if you can, you should take a look too.
Exhibition ends at the beginning of June.