Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Brainstorming to the studio
So around lunchtime we rushed to the studio and here we are. Within a record time of half an hour we recorded the 5 spots (they were very short) and now we're doing the voice over. In fact, the voice over is being recorded right now, so I'm going back to work.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
AZ champion of Holland
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Twice as fast
Sunday, April 12, 2009
So on Friday I left the agency at five o'clock to go to Holland. I still had to do some assignments on the train but for the rest I was just reading. Usually I go to Holland in the beginning of the month. But this time I went the week after. The reason for that was because the hiphop group Osdorp Posse was playing in Alkmaar for the last time.
Now usually I'm not a big fan of hiphop. Unless the music is really original or really hardcore. Osdorp Posse is both. They are the first to make rap music in the Dutch language, which was a strange thing to do when they first started in 1989. They are known for their provocative lyrics, their uncompromising style and concerts where you always leave with a few bruises on your body. Here you can see one their concerts, where they play together with death metalband Nembrionic Hammerdeath.
Their last concert was a memorable one. I've seen a lot of some crazy concerts of them. When I was only 16 years old I saw them for the first time in punk hangout Parkhof, which was only half full. A few years later they played on the Lowlands festival, where so many fans ran on stage that the stage collapsed. But this band is not just about craziness. Their music reflects their anarchistic and uncompromising way of life and have been a true inspiration for me throughout my entire youth. They are the living proof that if you do something that you believe in without making any concessions, it won't always be easy but in the end it will bring you success. It's a pity that the band stops. But Osdorp Posse will be remembered as the most legendary Dutch hiphop group ever. Hardcore will never die.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
My new art-director at his desk
After months of working in solitude I finally have a new teampartner. Victor Vegh from Germany is at Duval Guillaume for his internship. He travelled an entire sleepless night by train to come to Brussels. So on Monday he walked in dead tired with his backpack.
But there's no such thing as a slow beginning at Duval Guillaume, so Victor was put immediately to work on a layout assignment. And despite the exhaustion he was eager enough to start already. That's the Miami Ad School spirit. And because he's so hard working it motivates me even more to stay more hours in the agency these coming months.
It's his third day in the agency and he adapts rapidly tot his new environment. My first impression tells me I'm going to make really good work with Victor.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
You can only be creative for a few hours a day, the problem is you never know which few hours.