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?

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!

ANOTHER BUSY MONTH!

After finishing our brand spanking new website (and updating all the social media and video channels to go with it), we're back to work, and starting to feel Christmassy!!

No, we haven't started the countdown quite yet (we're not 'that' sad), but we're currently completing a long list of festive DVD titles ready to hit the stores for the holiday season. We've also had a few exciting new feature films come our way that we've been creating the trailers for! We can't say much at this point but keep your eyes peeled next time you're in the cinema and you might just see one!

Be sure to check your TV screens in the coming weeks for the new Wynsors World of Shoes advert. Complete with a new autumnal setting full of leaves, scarves, great winter boot offers and of course...squirrels!

http://www.wynsors.com

 

In between all this we even found the time to go along to the Exposure North West business exhibition over in Burnley. It was a fantastic event and we got to meet lots of lovely new people. With free blackjack ice cream and 43.5% gin, we were having a wonderful day ‘working’, promise! This event is 'FREE' believe it or not! We would definitely recommend it and we will be back for sure!

http://exponorthwest.co.uk