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!

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!!

 

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