CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Santa's just around the corner, and so are the results of the last few months of hard work here at Phaebus. We've been busy little Elves this year creating a whole host of DVD's, Blu-rays and TV Ad crackers ready for Christmas release.

Here's just a few we've delivered: TV campaigns for the new Asterix Film; The Mansions of the Gods, starring Jack Whitehall, Nick Frost, Greg Davies and a whole bundle of big names. Some more TV Ads you're sure to see will be for the new Kickboxer Vengeance DVD & Blu-ray, Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and David Bautista. 

We're currently finishing the 1st ever Blu-ray release of 'La Bamba' (the classic film biography of Ritchie Valens, starring Lou Diamond Phillips), which will be coming soon after Christmas and we have just finished the Blu-ray disc for 'Call of Heros', Benny Chan's latest Kung Fu Epic. The 6 part series 'No Second Chance' has been keeping us very busy lately and is definitely one to watch out for (currently on Netflix NOW!). The adaptation of the French Thriller by Harlan Coben will be released as a DVD box set next year and it is seriously good! But we won't spoil it for you.

We want to say a HUGE thank you to all our lovely clients this year. It's been a blast working with you and we're already excited and looking forward to projects we have in the pipeline for next year. Thanks again and here's to another great year!

Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year to One & All. Eat, drink & be merry and we'll see you all in 2017.

THE TERRIFYING TAPE LIBRARY

Happy Halloween! It's a hard working Halloween for us as the Christmas charge continues, but we're definitely not complaining! We've got lots of TV campaigns going off to station, Wynsors October product aired last weekend and the Black Friday campaign is currently in animation whilst we finish off a whole host of TV campaigns for exciting new DVD & Blu-ray releases. We've also got loads of DVDs and Blu-rays currently being authored by our team to make the Christmas release list, with some absolute classics on their 1st Blu-ray release!!, so keep your eyes peeled for more news on those later.

To get us in the mood for Halloween, we decided to visit the spookiest place in Phaebus towers... The Tape Library! In a time many moons ago, all media would be created for, and stored on 'tapes' (I know, crazy right?). Down in the basement lurks hundreds of Digibeta master tapes & rushes, HDCAM SR master tapes, MINI DV rushes and even the dreaded... BETACAM SP!! There're even some film reels, just to prove how long we've really been in the business. Anyway, here's the story from our recent visit. You can also test yourself to see how brave you are half way through! What would YOU do in the terrifying Tape Library?

GET YOUR KICKS!

It's been a while since our last post but we've been keeping busy as usual. There's lots of new exciting projects happening at Phaebus HQ in the run up to Christmas broadcast delivery.

We've recently finished post-production on the UK Theatrical Trailer and VOD Campaign for Kickboxer Vengeance, the latest the Kickboxer saga. The film stars none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme amongst a huge cast of mixed martial arts professionals including Gina Carano, Alain Moussi, Dave Bautista, Georges St-Pierre and many more. If you're a fan of the film saga, and missed this one at the cinema, fear not! We're currently working on the TV Campaign for the DVD & Blu-ray release, which will be in the stores ready for Christmas. Look out for it on the Telly!

Speaking of Telly...The latest Wynsors World of Shoes TV Advert is on air from today. You can catch the new October Product Ad on ITV HD, Granada, Yorkshire and Tyne Tees over the weekend, and as always is full of some great deals! So if you like your Vans or Pumas, keep your eyes peeled.

Wynsors have also just been featured in ITV's UK Airtime-buying Promo. Our lovely client Lee Gomersal (Retail & Merchandising Manager) took part in a new ITV campaign to promote TV advertising across their platforms in the UK, which also features our work (which we are extremely proud of!).

So if you're a UK company watching this, thinking about TV advertising, and wondering who on earth could have made those amazing Wynsors World of Shoes adverts...That's us! And the kettle's always on!

BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES...

...There's 'another' Sharknado coming to your TV screens! The next instalment of the now 'cult classic' series; Sharknado 3 DVD is now available in all stores. Designed, compiled and created by little old us! There's also MORE exciting news regarding the Sharknado series coming very soon! So if you're a fan of Shark based weather occurrences, keep an eye out on our news page and social media.

Speaking of 'cult classics' We've also recently completed work on the DVD for new documentary 'Back In Time'. 

The documentary marks 30 years!!! since the start of the 'Back To The Future' film series. You'll get to see cast, crew, and fans explore the classic time-travel trilogy's resonance throughout our culture 30 years after Marty went Back in Time.

GOING UP!

The new DVD box set of 'Grace & Favour' is now in all stores! 

Yours truly were kindly commissioned by Eureka Video to create the DVDs of the BBC sequel series to 'Are You Being Served?'. From encoding the source material and designing the menus to implementing all the features and even subtitles!... It was a great journey through classic BBC sitcom history.

Speaking of history... We've recently been having a clearout at the Phaebus offices. The amount of old media equipment and technology we have floating around the basement really shows how long we've been in the business! For all the editors out there, here're some images of the old Avid Symphony Suite we've had lying around. Is there a market for 'Retro' Post Production equipment?

BUSINESS AS USUAL

It's been a funny few weeks in little England but the Phaebus team has been busy as always through it all.

Back in April, we launched a new TV campaign for Wynsors World of Shoes. They were looking for a new creative for the new year and so we got to work forming some new ideas. After going and having a look at their new store fittings and displays we landed on a simple but stylish 'Fashion Lookbook' design. The style of the product itself leads each section with composition and font choice matching said product and helping it really stand out whilst adding to its personality. Wynsors have now also widened their airtime to include ITV video on demand so you're sure to catch one. The 3rd Ad in the campaign airs today and you can have a look at previous Ads from this year over on our youtube page.

Since the start of the year, the DVD department has also been hard at it putting together a long list of new titles for various clients, along with a few trailers and TV campaigns including a big action blockbuster starring Bruce Willis! News on all those projects to come soon!