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.

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!

PHAEBUS FESTIVITIES

With everyone here booked in to see Star Wars (WHICH IS AMAZING!) this week, we almost forgot about Christmas! But after a busy couple of months, we're all ready to go home for plenty of food and alcohol.

Back in November, we managed to pop down the road to the 'Altered Images Ltd – 4K Roadshow' event. It was a fantastic show covering most things 'Post Production' (and more) and we would highly recommend attending the next one. Sony, JVC, Avid and loads more were all exhibiting and the topic on everyone’s minds was 4K capabilities and the future of the format. It was great to see a load of old faces (and meet some new ones). The Avid talks on how they plan to incorporate 4K and beyond into their future software were very interesting and got us really thinking!

http://alteredimagesltd.com/index.php/events/altered-images-post-ibc-4k-roadshow/

London was calling earlier this month as we sat down to an interesting meeting with Eureka, excited to see what the New Year brings. And as ever, we enjoyed our usual catch up and gossip with the Kaleidoscope crew over some tasty grub.

Back in the office, it's been business as usual. The Phaebus Christmas tree is up, complete with fresh Candy Canes! The Wynsors World of Shoes Black Friday and Winter Sale TV adverts are done and dusted (look out for the Winter Sale Ad over Xmas). And finally, we've got a whole heap of projects in the pipeline for 2016, including a very exciting cinema trailer / TV campaign, plus a long list of Blu-ray titles we'll be authoring to hit the stores.

 

We'd like to thank all our clients for a great year and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Eat, drink and be merry!!