So the last 3 weeks have been pretty insane (but exciting) as I’ve been busy designing the looks for two shows – Glee and Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals over at TEN. As embarrassed as I am to admit that I’m probably the only person in the world that still religiously watches Glee, I was pretty excited to design the look for Season 4. Knowing that half the cast were going to be based in New York, I tried to refresh the look with a more mature and sexier feel – think Glee meets Gossip Girl and MTV’s The City.
Take a look at the final 60 second + 30 second Launch promos which are now being played all over your TV screens.
For Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals I wanted to reference the “dude food” dining culture that’s really popular at the moment so I designed the promo graphics to look similar to one you would probably find on a menu in a trendy little cafe in Surry Hills.
Check out the promo here:
So I’ve been working at Channel Ten for a little over 4 months now and thought it was time to do a post showing some of the promos I’ve been working on. I’ve been pretty lucky to have worked on some great shows in the short time I’ve been here – Masterchef, Masterchef All Stars, Puberty Blues, Being Lara Bingle and The Project to name a few. These were just a few of the promos I was able to find already uploaded on Youtube .. hopefully I’ll do a follow up post with some more of my recent work soon.
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By now, you would have probably heard of Koskela’s incredible design showroom that’s opened up at Rosebery. You would have also heard the hype surrounding ‘it’ restaurant Kitchen By Mike … but did you know the wondrous showroom also has an attached studio space available for hire?
Now you do!
Once again, I collaborated with Koskela’s creative director, Pat to create a short video that took users through the space adjacent to the showroom. Rather than send out boring PDF documents outlining facts and figures to clients, the video was created as a fun piece that actually showed the space off.
To check out the video, pop over to their website: http://the-studio.com.au/
So proclaims the motto that drives Koskela – an incredible Australian company who’s Rosebery showroom officially launched last month to a stellar crowd.
I was fortunate enough to be approached by Koskela’s creative director Pat to help in producing a series of videos that would be played on the launch night – encapsulating the journey that had been undertaken in launching such an impressive space.
One of the perks of the job was having a lunch ‘meeting’ in the restaurant attached to the showroom – ‘Kitchen by Mike’ which is currently receiving rave reviews all round for it’s delicious food and concept (trust me you WANT to go here ASAP. I highly recommend the almond croissant!)
It was an absolute honour to be apart of a project like this – where I was able to witness first hand the passion the owners Russel and Sasha breathed in order to bring what they loved to the public.
What Pat wanted to achieve with the video was a tongue-in-cheek visual that would allow guests to go through the journey – highlighting the blood,sweat and tears that was invested in delivering the final product.
Personally, it was really interesting working on this project because it came exactly at a period when I was getting a lot of advice from friends myself to return to creating projects in the hand craft aesthetic I seem to have developed.
I was really fortunate in this case that Pat knew and loved the works I had already created in that style so it was great to work alongside someone on the same wavelength. Pat’s final cut of the video was exceptional, the imagery was just perfect to the text that accompanied it.
Anyway, enjoy the final videos and be sure to pop down to the showroom yourself if you get the chance.