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Dan
London
Hi Im Dan Saunders, I design and direct TV stuff, promos, Ads, animations, the occasional Film.
Interests: music, film, friends, photos, planes, stories, the sea, love, family, people, weather, rugby., the size of tuna, snowy mountains
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Very sad to say that Margaret John, who generously starred in our little film, has died. She was a great actress and a lovely person. Our thoughts are with her family. Rest in peace Margaret. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Dan...in Real Life.
OK, 2 years after embarking on our first film, myself and creative partner dan heaver eventually finished our first short film, shot on the 7D. Its currently doing pretty well on the festival circuit and played at the London short film festival last weekend. We have also got our website... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Dan...in Real Life.
Lovely film, very clever indeed. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Under the same managment as Bon Iver, The Daredevil Christopher Wright, has a really lovely sound thats very honest. Check out this great film thats been made for one of their tracks. Beautifully done. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
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Today is the day that Marty McFly arrived in the future, in ‘Back to the Future 2’ Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
My good friend and creative partner in crime Dan Heaver put me on to this one. A lovely little short....very simple, nicley done with a perfect audio track. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
And for all those who have been living in a cave for the past year, here is the master piece in full glory. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Back to Seattle, and title sequences. Enter the masters of the Art. Digital Kitchen. I went to speak with Matt Mulder and Mark Bashore about the making of the True Blood title sequence. When you look at it, its easy to believe that its alot of archive footage, impressivley cut... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Its seems trapcode just keep coming up with the goods. Particular isnt a new plug-in, but is certainly getting more powerful, and some people are becoming very very good at controlling it. A lovely example here, about 12 months old now, but definitlley worth a look. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Whilst in Seattle at the end of last year, I went to meet those lovely people at Superfad. I met with David Viau and Will Hyde. We spoke in depth about many areas of design, mainly for TV and film, and they went on to say that the role of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Amazingly ambitious camera work from director Douglas Wilson here, and brilliantly executed. But for me the emotion he generates is far greater. Produced by Blink, with VFX from MPC. Thanks to Matt Lambert and Motionographer, for bringing our attention to it. Lovely Spot. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Ive always loved this short. Those clever clever people over at Pixar really know how to tell a story...Great Idea, flawless execution. P.S dont miss the very end. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Another one of my favorite shorts, from Phil and Olly...I actually remember seeing a graduate from Brighton University work quite some years ago. He/She had this black hole which folded up, it was photographed in many places...I wasnt sure at the time what it was all about, but maybe it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
I first saw this a few months ago, but it makes me smile every time i see it. Lovely little short. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Continuing my massively productive day. Another of my favorite bands and tracks, Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal. Love the stop frame animation, its reminds of an old kids TV show, but I cant put my finger on it...beautifully directed though, and a lovely track. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
As many of you know I'm a mega fan of Bon Iver, having seen them several times in London, I play their album: For Emma Forever Ago almost on loop throughout the day. Anyway I stumbled across this acoustic version of my favorite song from the album, Lump Sum. Nice.....Oh... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Ive recently been discussing movies that have been unfairly slated, and although Vanilla Sky is a remake of Alejandro Amenábas' - Abre los ojos, I felt Cameron Crowe delivered a truly beautiful film. It is in fact one of my favorites. I was just scanning the internet and found the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
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With our (myself and dan heaver - AKA dansquared) first short in the final throws of post production I thought I'd post up a still of two of the fantastic actors captured by Chiya Louie :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
Dan is now following Victor Martinez
Apr 21, 2010
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My favorite record sleeve artist Storm Thorgerson has opened up an exhibition of his favorite designs in east London's Idea Generation Gallery.I wrote my dissertation on this subject, and studied in particular the Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here' cover. It depicts a man on fire which I believe to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.
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The ever observant Victor Martinez brought my attention to this: Alexa Meade has taken installation Art to a new level. Instead of Acrylic on canvas, she opts for acrylic on.....person. And thus doing so makes the person seem part of a painting. Very cool indeed. "I paint representational portraits directly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Dan...in Real Life.