David Reviews

 Biting the hand that feeds us since 2002.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

DAVID REVIEWS has gone back to its roots by introducing a new feature for its subscribers... virtual DVDs.

Many years ago, DAVID REVIEWS founder Jason Stone worked for The Television Register. It was his job to compile the monthly review of new work which was distributed on U-Matic video tape to a couple of hundred subscribers around the world.

When we set up DAVID REVIEWS in 2002, we began distributing something similar on DVD but it swiftly became clear that most people wanted to watch new work via the internet and we adapted to this.

But one thing got lost along the way. A lot of those who used to receive a video tape would use its arrival to gather people from their company and watch it together. It was a great way of staying on top of what's out there and talk about it.

Recently, we've been asked by a few companies if it would be possible to receive a DVD. The answer to that is 'no' but we have devised an alternative that we think you're going to like.


The Television Register, eh? How old does that make Jason Stone? Bit rude. Let's just say he was a very young man in those days.


And not so much now! How does it work then? Each Tuesday morning, we'll 'publish' a new virtual DVD covering the previous week's new TVCs. No pop promos, short films or branded content... just TVCs. Each of these compilations is around 15 minutes in length.

Then at the end of each month, we'll compile a collection of the work that's been broadcast during the previous calendar month.


And you have to be a subscriber to see these compilations? Absolutely.


And what's your hope? We'd love to think that companies working both agency-side and production-side will make time to gather people around a big screen and watch this compilation together.

We're increasingly isolated when we view stuff and - as our CraftWorks show has already demonstrated - you get a very different vibe when you get people together.


Brilliant. How do we watch? Just click on DVDs in the main menu at www.davidreviews.com and choose the compilation you want to watch. There's a printable PDF for each and the video is designed to be watched on a big screen.


Why are the ads numbered? Is 01 the best one? They're organised by product sector and the numbers are there so you can find the ad in the PDF if you've printed it.


Love it! Can we download some popcorn? It's never enough for you, is it?

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NEXUS STUDIOS SIGN CHROMOSPHERE

Nexus have signed US-based design and animation studio Chromosphere to their roster.


JAMES LEES JOINS OUTSIDER

Director James Lees has joined Outsider Films.


ATTILIO THE HUNGRY

Attilio Gianfrancesco has bolstered the marketing team at film production company MindsEye and he's determined to give a further boost to their impressive momentum.


BURGER GRAB JIM FIELD SMITH.

Accomplished film and TV director Jim Field Smith has joined Burger Films for commercial representation.


NICK AND CHLOÉ JOIN BLINK ART.

Directors-stroke-photographers Nick West and Chloé Claverie have joined Blink Art for UK representation.


PODCAST: THE PRODUCTION SERVICE SECTOR.

We gathered four people who work in the production service sector to shine a light on their world.


TOBIAS GRANSTRÖM BRINGS HOME THE BACON

Bacon have signed internationally acclaimed Swedish director Tobias Granström to their roster.


ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR WIZ JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE

Acclaimed director Wiz has joined the roster at My Accomplice where he will continue to ply his trade across all forms of film-making.


CAVIAR SIGNS JESSY MOUSSALLEM

Caviar have signed up and coming Lebanese filmmaker Jessy Moussallem to their roster.


PERFECT VISION FOR CHRIS LIGHTBURN-JONES.

Experienced production designer Chris Lightburn-Jones has joined Vision for commercial representation.


MANES DUERR JOINS AGILE FILMS.

Director and sports fiend Manes Duerr has joined Agile Films for UK commercial representation.


ONKEN PUT THE 'YOU' IN YOGURT.

We imagine food brands receive all manner of exotic flavour requests - many of which are beyond the reach of modern science. Yogurt brand Onken and Karmarama think they’ve found a compromise.


AGENCIES COLLABORATE FOR #SUMMERSOWHITE

#SoWhiteProject has launched their latest endeavour in the fight for equal representation: #SummerSoWhite.


SET SAIL WITH SEA HERO QUEST VR.

Deutsche Telekom and Saatchi & Saatchi London look to build on the success of their Sea Hero Quest game by launching a virtual reality (VR) edition.


SONNY LONDON UNEARTH YOUNG IRISH STAR

Sonny London have added rising star James Fitzgerald to their roster of directorial talent.


STINK SWOOP FOR LAUREN CARIS COHAN.

Filmmaker and all-round creative Lauren Caris Cohan has joined Stink’s global roster.


CARLSBERG'S THEORY OF PROBABILITY.

To mark their one-hundred-and-seventieth anniversary, Carlsberg have resurrected their founder, J C Jacobsen, for a special TEDx talk in Copenhagen.


THE STATE OF MODERN JOURNALISM

Jon Snow used the platform provided by The TV Festival in Edinburgh to describe the existential crisis facing journalism.


JAY HUNT BAKES OFF AND BOWS OUT.

At this year's TV Festival, Channel 4's Jay Hunt was bullish about the decision to nab The Great British Bake-Off from the BBC.


ZAK RAZVI IS FURLINED

Furlined have signed acclaimed director Zak Razvi for US and UK representation.


DARYL CHASE JOINS TOMBOY FILMS.

Filmmaker Daryl Chase has signed with Tomboy Films for commercial representation.


EVA MICHON HEADS TO BRF

BRF (B-Reel Films) have signed award-winning director Eva Michon to their roster.


FIVE FAVOURITE... AD SONGS

Musical ads have long been an industry mainstay... so here are five of our favourite.


AGILE FILMS WON'T PANIC

Agile Films have signed design and animation studio Panic to their roster.


ANOTHER SUPERHERO FOR ROGUE.

Barney Richard has become the latest high profile arrival at Rogue in their bid to recruit all of London's top sales and marketing people.


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