Saturday, 26 August 2017

Videos Of The Week #14: Aaron's Face Break




It's Videos Of The Week time, yet again. Nobody move! Put your hands behind your head. We're The Sweeney, son and we've just had a lot of breakfast. Get your underpants off, because YOU'RE STOLEN!

Ok Michael... take care

This week's first video comes courtesy of Aaron's Animals: one of my favourite channels on YouTube, featuring Aaron and his endless array of furry friends. Presented here is the latest offering, in which Aaron decodes to attach a GoPro camera to his kitty pal Michael to see what he gets up to when left to his own devices...

If you enjoyed that, then I suggest you have a good browse of the rest of the channel for more animals behaving badly.



24 million people together

Let's go back to 1989, when TV advertising was a very different kettle of bastards. Simple ideas could easily grab your attention and your hard-earned cash. If you really wanted to attract attention, you'd create an advert that could be used all over the world with no major changes required, it would ideally be directed by a big name and take up most, or all of a commercial break.

So, when British Airways wanted the world to sit up and take notice, they got Hugh Hudson to shoot a 90-second masterpiece and the rest is history...

"Global" - or "Face" as it is often titled - became an instant success and went on to win shitloads of praise and awards. For what looks like a simple advert at first glance, a hell of a lot of planning went into it and the organisation and execution of this classic was not an easy task. Luckily, a documentary film crew were on hand to see the whole process through from start to finish and  you can view it here...

T.H.A.N.K.S. L.O.V.E.

Finally for this week and for August, The TV Museum channel brings us a selection of adverts starring a selection of actors who are famous for appearing in the original run of a record-breaking BBC series. Settle down behind the sofa for a nice bit of amusing nostalgia with The Doctor Who Ad Break... OF DEATH.


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