67 Sleeps..

Working as the in-house videographer of a multinational beauty retailer, it’s been Christmas for my colleagues and I since June! With Christmas comes new products, and for me new products means new videos. I’ve been working on a vast number of different films for the Christmas products, but one of my favourites (and the one that seems to be the most popular with Lush fans, judging by the hits on YouTube) is for Candy Mountain bubble bar.

I’m really proud of how this film turned out; Dave, the presenter, was a natural in front of the camera and I’m particularly thrilled with the images in this video as well.

Like most fellow film geeks, I’ve been virtually weeping with joy for the past 24 hours over the trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Unsurprisingly, it has a cast full of big names, a distintive and utterly charming colour pallette and that exquisite quirkiness that Anderson does so well. It’s not released until March next year, but if the trailer is anything to go by it’ll definitely be worth the wait.

Diamonds Are Forever

Last night I had the honour of scenting a screening of Diamonds Are Forever as part of the Gorilla Perfume team at Inspace gallery in Edinburgh to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond. Whilst the particular scents I used shall remain a mystery, my good friend and colleague Ericka Duffy, a scent technician with Gorilla, put together an ingenious selection of olfactory delights to convey the film in scent; smokey, woody, tobacco notes to symbolise Mr Wint and flirtatious vanilla for Miss Case to note just a couple. Jonathan Prior provided some aural treats in the form of a Bond-tastic DJ set and Paul Tvaroh of Lounge Bohemia created these amazing – and delicious – gin and tonic ‘diamonds’, so every sense was catered for, even touch in the form of fragranced silk handkerchiefs at a particular moment during the screening. It was a truly fantastic evening with very talented people, one that my senses will remember for a long time to come.