Industry Eye

Top 5 Nike commercials

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As Nike release their umpteenth commercial, this time featuring Wayne Rooney playing golf with a football (as you do), we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to trawl through the archives and share with you our top five ads from the famous brand.

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Country house film locations

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We all do it: watching a film and telling the person next to us, "I know where that is…" Well this week we thought we"d bring you a trio of grand country houses you might (or might not) recognise from the silver screen.

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Gary Barlow, meerkats and cobbles

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During Sunday's X Factor's break (24 November) we had Gary Barlow plugging his latest single, a bunch of meerkats promoting insurance company Compare the Market, who in turn were promoting Coronation Street. All in the SAME ad. Were my eyes deceiving me? No, apparently this did actually happen.

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John Lewis vs. M&S: The battle of Christmas ads

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If talk of Christmas is already to starting to make your blood boil, then look away now. For the time has come for John Lewis and Marks & Spencer to battle it out in a bid to be crowned Best Xmas Ad of 2013. Last week we reported on the two long-awaited commercials from the retail giants and now, finally, they"re here, and they couldn"t be any different…

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The battle of the Christmas ads has officially started

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Every year there are two adverts that deserve a gala preview press screening (yes, really) and they are generally aired in the final months of the year. You might have guessed what I am talking about now - indeed, the Marks & Spencer and John Lewis Christmas ads.

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Back up blow ups: saving your footage

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Having worked on projects ranging from David Beckham's pants to Panasonic televisions and a film on the life of a ten dollar bill, editor and director Ben Unwin has gathered quite the experience. Here he shares a word of caution about one of the basic necessities in the industry: the back-up.

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