Finisterre make products for cold water surfers. The one product they've always wanted to make is a wetsuit. But true to form their development process is turning the 'usual' way of doing things on its head...
The wetsuit, which has already had years of design and development has been put out for testing by over 200 surfers in cold water environments around the globe. A testing programme of this scale has never been done before and the feedback gained will lead to further refinements before the suit is made available to buy in October 2015.
We produced this short film as the start of the wetsuits journey to launch.
Shooting has just finished for the latest set of products for Tom Raffield which build upon the clean, simple aesthetic we’ve created for the brand over the past three years.
With the introduction of more furniture into the collection, we wanted to further reinforce the minimal, clean style that the brand is becoming known for. The introduction of Farrow and Ball’s Studio Green provided a fresh backdrop, whilst ensuring the shots fitted with the rest of the series.
As a result, Tom Raffield has just been featured for the second time in the Sunday Times Home magazine with one of the new photographs.
Sideways Director and all-round technical guru Chris Campkin also leads a second life working on landmark wildlife documentaries and 3D films. His most recent project Conquest of the Skies for Sky Atlantic has just earnt him a BAFTA nomination.
Needless to say we are pretty stoked to have such celebrated company as part of our team and as a mark of respect we have decided that he will be only referred to as Mr Campkin from this point forwards.
Normally Mr Campkin is very modest about his work so I trapped him in a corner of the studio to ask about what it is like working with Sir David Attenborough and what the hell a 3D macro camera rig is. Full interview coming soon.
The Challenger's Almanac started as a side project to re-inspire our approach to the way we work. It's the book we wish we'd had when we started out.
A curated series of stories, designed to challenge and change perspectives on how people do business.
After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, The Orange Book launched in Spring 14 quickly selling out of its original print run.
To find out more about The Challenger's Almanac, click here.
Spiezia uses only 100% natural, 100% organic elements in the creation of its products.
To highlight and magnify this, we took a selection of the ingredients that go into creating the products, in their raw, untouched form and shot them at close range.
By using these macro techniques, we were able to highlight the beauty of each individual ingredient, exploring its shape and form.
Still in production, this film is due for release later this year.
In online dating, honesty is the best policy (bear with me here). We've all been there, trawled through plenty of fish to find the love of your life. They look great. They sound great. You send a message and agree to meet up. The day arrives and pure disappointment ensues as they don't live up to their profile picture.
Finding your perfect production partner is no different. So let's not waste each others time.
Here it is. Everything laid out on the table.
If you like what you see we could be a perfect match...
In a market saturated with 'me too' videos, we relished the challenge to create something original for Watergate Bay. As soon as you arrive at the bay the reason for visiting is obvious. The location, the atmosphere, the people. It's a fantastic place to go on holiday. So how to portray that in a genuine, non 'adverty' way?
The idea was simple. Get their guests to create the film using real Instagram clips. To kick things off, we created this teaser film. It was filmed in a style designed to mimic the intimate, natural moments guests might experience and add to their own Instagram thus starting the campaign to get guests to upload their own video during their stay using the hashtag #WGBvideo.
"Would I change anything in my life? No.
I mean I've really fucked up on so many levels so often in my life. But everytime I've messed up, I've learnt a really important lesson which has allowed me to move forward to the next stage of who I am. We can reinvent ourselves all the time. The only thing stopping us is ourselves.
Don't be afraid, be in love. Be present. Be here now. Give it a go. There is no failure, just success."
Taken from 'The Successful Failure' in The Challenger's Almanac
Divided into two halves: the den has been clad in burnt wood, with seating around the edge and a large screen for your viewing pleasure. Members can book this space out for meetings, parties or simply as a space to get down to some work.
On the other side is our kitchen, light bright and airy with a lovely La Marzocco coffee machine to feed our ever growing addiction. Come in for a coffee, a chat or just to be inspired.
Follow us on Instagram for updates as the final lick of paint goes onto the walls, the worktops are glassed and the coffee machine is installed.