Lyndy Stout’s 5

September 23, 2011 / Signed/Unsigned

By Lyndy Stout

Ex-Shots supremo Lyndy Stout is revered for her critical eye and ability to spot creative talent. Here’s what she has for us.

San Miguel, A Life Well Lived, directed by Daniel Wolfe, Somesuch

Somesuch director Daniel Wolfe’s attention to detail is genius and on this six-day shoot in Spain he shot on  35mm, 16mm, Super 8, Bolex and Hi-8, all the relevant formats to reflect the different eras of San Miguel since its launch in the 50s to now. The grading, casting, art direction, editing, the post, in fact everything in this ad works brilliantly to give it the magic touch of authenticity.

HTC, Detour Warsaw, directed by Seb Edwards, Academy

Everything (ok, quite a lot) that Trim’s Tom Lindsay cuts turns to gold. Not only did he edit Wolfe’s San Miguel, above, he also cut Seb Edward’s night shoot of cyclists having fun and a few accidents in Warsaw. The site stats on our Beak Street blog spiked stratospherically when we posted Detour Warsaw, winning the public vote for most popular spot. 

Portal, No Escape, directed by Danny Trachtenberg, Great Guns

From that opening gasp everyone I have shown this to (and that includes my accountant, cleaner, family, supper guests, cat and industry people) has sat riveted throughout this fabulously shot short film, inspired by the game Portal. We all want to see the next episode urgently. Fabulous FX, fabulous direction.

French Connection, Autumn/Winter 2011, directed by Leila and Damien de Blinkk, OneSix7

This one-minute campaign rammed full of intrigue, stunning shots and soundbites stands out in a bulging catalogue of fashion films. Created by creative director Richard Flintham’s new agency 101, this is the trailer to an on-going series, each one starring a piece of clothing as the hero.

Doritos, The Rise and Fall of Esteban, directed by The Glue Society, Independent 

How we love Esteban, the World Chip-Flick Champion 1967-1989, whose epic bio-pic created by AMV BBDO is so fabulously told in The Glue Society’s film. The casting and pacing of the narrative are brilliant. 

That’s it for this issue. Have to get back to flicking chips on

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