Since September we have a new talent in town; Duncan Gidney. A filmmaker and photographer from Canada who is looking to get into advertising. To show us his skills he created this catchy film about his life. Gidney moved to Amsterdam when he and his partner Rebecca found out she could get an Irish passport… More.
Director Bram van Alphen (Caviar), recently released another one of his personal films; The Ring, a short that shows a fierce cockfight on a small peninsula on Bali, Indonesia. Van Alphen started making these kind of shorts in 2011 – other examples: The Cage, shot in NYC in 2011, and The Fairground, shot in Amsterdam… More.
Michael Middelkoop and Sharif Abdel Mawla Partly Egyptian, partly Congolese and partly Dutch; from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Michael Middelkoop (art) and Sharif Abd el Mawla met during their Media studies at the University of Amsterdam seven years ago. The two friends first worked apart, then together on music videos and TV and film production before officially… More.
Rutger Paulusse (29), or Gwer, is a complete sucker for type. Directly after he finished St. Joost in 2009, an education for graphic design, he started freelancing in Amsterdam. He then moved to New York to work for illustration agency Vault49, and recently moved back to Amsterdam. Though Paulusse especially likes to work with authentic materials,… More.
The only resemblance between this film and creative team Jan-Willem de Man (art) & Frenkel Schönfeld (copy) is that they have brown and blond hair respectively and did meet in Nerja, close to Malaga in Spain, around April 2001. Oh, and they are both very fond of Spain. When we asked Schönfeld, did you really… More.
We’re launching a new item on Amsterdam Ad Blog, called ‘Talent of the month.’ The section is for talented people who have the ambition to work in advertising or have just entered the world of advetrising and want to share one of their portfolio ideas. Here’s our first pick; Daniel Disselkoen. He just finished the… More.