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25th Apr 2019 Talent
The agent provocateur of animation

The agent provocateur of animation

Smashing out animated promos for the likes of Radiohead, Run The Jewels, The Killers and many more, Chris Hopewell's punk rock approach has shaken up the world of stop-motion and given it a Mohican to boot. David Knight meets the Black Dog Films director.

27th Mar 2019 Talent
Mike Maguire takes a bite out of comedy

Mike Maguire takes a bite out of comedy

Former creative and previously one half of a successful directing duo, Mike Maguire is now a high-flying directorial king of comedy in his own right. Here he talks about his work, inspirations and why he owes everything in his life to advertising.

4th Mar 2019 Talent
Breaking comedic boundaries with Hamish Rothwell

Breaking comedic boundaries with Hamish Rothwell

The New Zealand director discusses how his idiosyncrasies have helped propel his career, and why challenging expectations is key.

6th Jul 2018 Talent
It's all go for Damian Kulash

It's all go for Damian Kulash

OK Go frontman, Damian Kulash Jr, talks to David Knight about putting practical considerations aside in favour of the alchemical while also ‘building a structure’ so a little thing like impending fatherhood doesn’t encroach on his happiness.

9th May 2018 Talent
Hiro Murai Steps From the Shadows into the Spotlight

Hiro Murai Steps From the Shadows into the Spotlight

Currently breaking the internet with his new promo for Childish Gambino's This Is America, we take a look back at director Hiro Murai's rise from viral video-maker to music video auteur.

9th Apr 2018 Talent
Take an Adrenaline-Fuelled Acid Trip with BRTHR

Take an Adrenaline-Fuelled Acid Trip with BRTHR

shots delves into the neon-hued world of directing duo Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman: hallucinatory promos that hover somewhere between dreams and nightmares.

12th Mar 2018 Insight
Dubai Lynx's Sandrine Huijgen on Creative Brand Collaborations

Dubai Lynx's Sandrine Huijgen on Creative Brand Collaborations

Co-founder of Cloudfactory, Sandrine Huijgen believes in close, early collaboration between brand and creative, which she thinks spells success especially if craft folk are involved from the get go.

5th Jan 2018 Talent
Anna Carpen Comes Out Fighting

Anna Carpen Comes Out Fighting

When Anna Carpen was made ECD of 18 Feet & Rising in 2015 she was, aged 30, the youngest ECD in London. Here she looks back at "amazing highs, and amazing lows".

31st Aug 2017 Talent
Kibwe Tavares: Modern Fairytale Maker

Kibwe Tavares: Modern Fairytale Maker

We follow the south London director from his amateur animator days to his current role as a CGI-savvy storyteller.

30th Jun 2017 Talent
Rosie Bardales; Breaking Norms & Glass Ceilings

Rosie Bardales; Breaking Norms & Glass Ceilings

Designer by blood, Texan by birth, global citizen by experience, Rosie Bardales, CCO, BETC London, talks to shots.

23rd Mar 2017 Insight
Music & Sound Design: Abi Leland

Music & Sound Design: Abi Leland

shots cover star Abi Leland chooses the music that makes us weep every Christmas. Taken from shots 169.

27th Jun 2016 Talent
Director Profile: David Shane

Director Profile: David Shane

David Shane on getting the comedy out of the cringe, asocial media, his horseaddiction & surprising Jeff Goldblum.

David Knight

David Knight
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