We are happy and excited to now also be working with Nick underwood.
Nick had a successful career in sports marketing up until 1994 when he joined Ragdoll Productions as Head of International Marketing, where he worked on properties such as Rosie & Jim, Tots TV and Teletubbies.
After a period in South Africa and then as CEO of a small UK media plc he joined Open Mind Productions as a Consultant in 2005, and was elevated to the role of Commercial Director in 2007. Nick’s expertise is in putting together creative business models for co-productions and for licensing and merchandising. For over 30 years Nick has been conducting business on a global basis and has been responsible for numerous international brands and ventures during this period.
We look forward to seeing what the future holds with the wealth of experience that Nick brings with him.
An inspiring and information packed Conference held at the Copthorne Hotel this Thursday and easily one of the most Educationally Creative days I’ve ever attended!
Many thanks to Noel Dunne at Creative Alliance (www.creativealliance.org.uk) for “squeezing” me in at the 11th hour, and a huge thank you for all the organisers involved at the hotel and with The New World of School Leadership event itself.
Brilliant discussions presented by Professor Mick Waters, Charles Leadbeater and Paul Collard (Creativity, Culture and Education, NGO) made the day such a great event!
I hope that the attending School Heads had the “light-bulb” moments go on in the way some of us Industry Practitioners did.
70 pupils took their seats today for a bombardment of new and unusual ways of looking at creativity! My talks are usually a non stop information stream of fresh perspectives, showing people how to draw if they don’t think they can combined with motivational ideas, imagery and ways of looking at the world and design afresh. Today was no exception.
I have presented at Moseley School on several occasions to date, and bumped into some old “victims!” who told me they still used my ideas when the time came to be creative. Very encouraging!
Here’s looking to the spring term time when I’m going back in again, and many thanks once again to all teachers involved!
(Amazing how much attention something as simple as a coke can, can hold!)
I posted a while ago about the video for the track “White Knuckles” by group OK GO. Have a look at the making of clip below the video underneath, it just goes to show how many people and how much effort go into realising creative ideas!
(The video that was finally broadcast was ultimately captured on camera in one take after several weeks of rehearsal, the footage of the take starts around 6:30 into the clip)
A few people had asked a while ago about lifecasting, or making a mould then casting it, from someones face, hands or even whole body. They also wanted to see some more pictures of the headcast I did at Bentley Chemicals with Rob Price.
The Oomph Festival is on its way, come and have a look at some of the work we have done with Q3 Academy and Creative Partnerships and better still book a place at one of my CPD introductory sessions!…
Oomph! is a festival of creative exploration which will take place throughout the Black Country, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire from 9th – 23rd November 2011. See more at http://oomphfestival.wordpress.com/
A key part of the campaign is this movie featuring industry experts and leading designers talking about the importance of design education. Contributors include fashion designer Paul Smith, Jaguar design director Ian Callum, Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic, Design Council chief executive David Kester and the founders of Seymourpowell.
We are currently undergoing an extensive research period with local Early Years Education providers, Schools and Teachers to attempt to identify in which areas they may need additional support or information.
We think that the early years of children’s learning are vital for them develop happy and fulfilling lives as they grow. Creative use of their imaginations and the development of inventive, constructive thinking as well as Nurture and behavioural issues are at the forefront of our agenda.
So if you are reading this because you have recently been contacted by us and want to know more about our ethos, or what we’ve been up to recently in the schools creative arenas then please feel free to have a look around the site.
Our focus to date has been mainly but not exclusively on Keystages 3 and 4 with special attention aimed at Creative thinking and increasing IT based skills. We are now looking to take our experience, feedback from over a year’s worth of in school creative workshops, and fresh ideas and thoughts from teachers and people involved with early years and primary education, to develop modules and teaching aids for younger children.
We hope you find our site and ideas interesting and if you have any questions please feel to contact us by email or phone.
A beautiful advert for the Touch Wood SH-08C mobile phone from Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo. The ad features a xylophone rendition of “Joy of Man’s Desiring” by JS Bach, played by a wooden ball rolling down a purpose-built xylophone in the middle of a forest…
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Wednesday evening saw the opening of Q3 pupil designed “in animi sonus” music and visual fused installation.
Invited guests were treated to a surreal exploration of students’ emotions, feelings and thoughts on life, expressed through sound-scapes, visual imagery and some bizarre props, all installed in spot lit darkness.
Sarah Mellors, Deputy Head of Q3 Academy commented:
“Never in my time at Q3 Academy have I ever seen anything like this, amazing work! I felt an array of emotions from sadness to joy, amazing maturity to vulnerability. I am overwhelmed!”
Creative Partnerships and Q3 Academy are considering potential plans for a public viewing of the installation next month and repetition of the event annually.
Special thanks go to Miss Burroughs, Miss Mellors and Mr Dawson for their assistance and enthusiasm on this project.
Interesting stuff! Watch this space for more news…