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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BLACK LABEL SCORE A HAT-TRICK.

Black Label have signed three directorial talents to their roster: Kathryn Ferguson, Lisa Gunning, and Tell No One.


THE MAY 2017 CRAFTWORKS PODCAST

The morning after the May 2017 CraftWorks show, 76 director Alan Friel and Just So's Matt Diegan joined DAVID to pick through the bones.


OLLY JENNINGS JOINS PARTIZAN

Partizan have signed up-and-coming director Olly Jennings to their UK roster.


DAX MARTINEZ-VARGAS GETS DOWN AND DIRTY.

American filmmaker and commercial director Dax Martinez-Vargas crosses the Atlantic to join Dirty Films.


TOBY WALSHAM LOOKS FAMILIA

Film production company Familia have persuaded Toby Walsham to join their ambitious operation.


THE MORNING AFTER... APRIL'S CRAFTWORKS

Owing to a few technical problems, we're only just releasing this recording made the morning after the April CraftWorks.


RIK GREEN AND ALLI MAXWELL ARE NEW EPS AT PULSE

Pulse Films have announced the promotion of Rik Green and the appointment of Alli Maxwell as Executive Producers.


IAIN MACKENZIE JOINS WITH A BANG.

Renowned commercial director and cinematographer Iain Mackenzie has joined the ranks at Bang TV.


BURNING REEL SIGN EMMA TOMELTY

Burning Reel have signed award-winning Aussie director Emma Tomelty to their roster.


NOMINT SIGN TOP DRAWER DIRECTOR DANIEL GRAY

NOMINT is thrilled to announce the addition of award-winning animator, writer and director Daniel Gray to their roster.


BENITO FEELS THE PULSE

Pulse Films have signed award-winning director Benito to their UK talent roster.


JEREMY COLE IS AN ACCOMPLICE

My Accomplice have signed up-and-coming director Jeremy Cole to their roster.


PETER CHELSOM CHECKS IN AT BARE.

Bare Films mark their fifteenth anniversary by adding film director Peter Chelsom to their roster.


BULLION GO WITH THE FLO

Bullion Productions have recruited Flo Clive from Karmarama.


ADCAN AWARDS 2017 OPEN FOR ENTRIES.

Aspiring filmmakers and animators take note: this year’s ADCAN Awards are looking for entrants.


CARLOS FONT CLOS AT TOP SPEADE.

Speade add some Spanish zest to their editing roster courtesy of Carlos Font Clos.


THE VAGINA DIALOGUES

Caroline Pay is joining forces with VIcki Maguire at Grey London which is currently enjoying a hundred days of Valenstein & Fatt.


BACK TO THE FUTURE

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


HOMESPUN YARNS 2017

Homespun Yarns' call for entries was announced at March's CraftWorks show and a few days later, we recorded a special podcast with Tim Hardy, Dan Collins and Thomas Ralph.


APRIL FOOLS 2017

Every year April Fools Day provides an opportunity for brands to show their 'fun' side... but it's a bit of a minefield, to say the least.


JACOB HINMON JOINS UNIT9.

Jacob Hinmon has joined UNIT9's commercial roster for worldwide representation.


MIKE LEE THOMAS BECOMES ONE OF PG'S TIPS FOR THE FUTURE.

Director Mike Lee Thomas has joined the roster at Pundersons Gardens.


THE MORNING AFTER... MARCH'S CRAFTWORKS

Listen to Kate Dale, Jane Bolton and Will Cohen waxing lyrically about last week's CraftWorks.


JULIA KNIGHT GETS TO WORK.

Cultured editor Julia Knight has become the latest addition to Work's roster.


JOAKIM REVEMAN JOINS ANOTHER FILM COMPANY.

Swedish-born director Joakim Reveman has joined Another Film Company for UK representation.


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