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SATELLITE

SATELLITE from rob blake on Vimeo.



A short film about a girl who dreams she's a satellite.
starring - caroline tran quang ty
music and sfx - Henrik Jose ( HENRIK SOUNDCLOUD )
crew - kito colchester, silas parry, carolyn tran quang ty
everything else by me.
thanks brian and zu.





I was honoured to be asked to be part of the DOLLOP/KK OUTLET "ART RELAY" PROJECT for the olympics. along with loads of talented film makers and musicians.
we were put into relay teams - i was handed the baton by the brilliantly talented Arne Blackman who sent me a track inspired by front crawl for me to illustrate in video. I wanted to combine both sides of the commission - the olympics and dance culture.
the effect was done in camera using a strobe light and the poem is both remembrance of my fear of sharks as a kid and musings on swimming in an international event.

Shown at KK Outlet's gallery in Shoreditch from 3rd-20th August 2012

starring tom didlock and tyron maynard.
music by Arne Blackman

' Those dark shapes are ghostly stripped sharks
swimming underneath the chlorinated azure blues
of tiled seas
Sleek motion through spotlight
as rhythm flows on rhythm
deeply inhaling the strobed cries of the crowd
Like dance,
only to the beat of body
and the swells of the water '

other pieces can be seen here- http://artrelay.co.uk/

Arne Blackman - http://www.dollopdollop.com/2009/11/24/arne-blackman-dollop-mix/
dollop - http://www.dollopdollop.com/
kk outlet - http://www.kkoutlet.com/exhibitions/2012/art-relay
thanks to Rosanna Gammon, Silas Parry and Sam Laurence.


FOOTBALL OR PORN

Comedy Central - Football or Porn? from Stark Films on Vimeo.



Spot i directed for Comedy Central. (a parody of a classic German porn scene)

ADIKIA



ADIKIA

Adikia. The ugly Greek goddess of injustice. Also: an act of unrighteousness directed against another person, but not against God (or power).

Dir. Rob Blake
Writ. Rob Blake Silas Parry Annabeth Robinson
Prod. Rob Blake Silas Parry Annabeth Robinson
Music. Dave Williams
Prod. assist. Robbie King

John was played by John Lamb
Lisa by Lauren Sharman
The computer voice by Bernice McBride
Thanks to Lamin, Martin Darbyshire, Crowns and
Owls, Tom Smith, MAP, Lucy Barker, Leeds College of Art, Provision

In memory of Doug Tonkin.

Made in 3 days start to finish.

Here's some posters.
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ISWIMWITHSHARKS

A really fun project to work on, the band we're up for whatever was thrown at them! A challenging production to pull off on a really low budget, but the enthusiasm of everyone involved made it all come together.

Set in an ambiguous but brutal war, the band escape the fighting to try and find refuge and respite. However, they run into more trouble as they desert the war to chat up girls and avoid the law.

Written by Silas Parry and Rob Blake
Directed by Rob Blake
1st Camera by Thomas Harrison
2nd Camera by Jamie Adier
Steadicam by Rory Martinez
Produced by Rob Blake, Thomas Harrison, Rory Martinez and Louis Bleazard
Costume by Daisy Shayler -Webb
Edited by Rob Blake and Thomas Harrison

Special thanks to Peter Scott for his sound design and Matt Clarke for his CG work.

I Swim With Sharks website



MUSCHI - ANTWON PILLOW TALKS
artist mini-doc

Thug Live - Pillow Talk with Antwon - Muschi Kreuzberg from Muschi Kreuzberg on Vimeo.



MUSCHI CAKES DA KILLA
event video



BLACK ON BLACK MUSCHI PARTY
event video
Didn't shoot this. just edit and FX.



BERLIN FESTIVAL
promo video
Didn't shoot this - just did the graphics and a recut with Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher on a tight deadline.




SARANTIS FT. MIK - ' BOSS '
http://senselessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/electric-city

film - rob blake

go pro operator - wiktor dobraczynski

shot in london and berlin.

starring
mik
sarantis
patrick holderness
fred pritchard
mayur kalita
darren
angry sam
josef
liam chatwin
wiktor dobraczynski
peckham phone crew
tom didlock
ghosttown
parly b
muskut
deville

thanks
martha breeze
phil clarke hill
lek snell
lucy rhodes
tessa parr
noaz deshe
theo cooper
liam chatwin
alex lenkemz
muskut
kit caless



MAIA - CONSTANT PLAY

A Brothers Grimm inspired music video for the talented Maia. Made in a really short period of time, the set was built with plywood, cardboard boxes and leaves.

Written and Directed by Rob Blake
Produced by Rob Blake, Thomas Harrison, Rory Martinez.
Edited by Rob Blake, Thomas Harrison, Rory Martinez

Special thanks to Rory's snake, Choque's rabbit, Brett's dog, Genevieve Segal, the band.





ANGRY SAM

Three films made with Sam Berkson, to celebrate the launch of his new book "life in transit".

COUGHING UP from rob blake on Vimeo.



CROSSING CONTINENTS from rob blake on Vimeo.



TRAPPED from rob blake on Vimeo.



LOST CAT

SIlly little improvised piece in Hackney with Tessa Parr and Matt Linares.

LOST CAT from rob blake on Vimeo.



DOLLOP NYE AT TROXY

Promo for the massive Dollop at Troxy this NYE.



GERRY COOPER & PHIL SNELL

Video i made for my dad's folk stuff over xmas. Lighting done with desklamps. Thanks to Nick Smith as Best Boy and John Hepworth for letting use his shop in Otley.

GERRY COOPER AND PHIL SNELL _ what's the matter with the mill? from rob blake on Vimeo.




SHANGAANBANGBANGGANG!!!

Club night and band I've just started, something like african techno meets bassline. i'll stick some tracks up soon.

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ANTIFORM FASHION FILM

Zero budget promo for up and coming, ethical Leeds label Antiform.

Antiform AW12 - an eclectic mix of reclaimed heritage fabrics, all put together with a modern utilitarian edge. Yorkshire-knitted bouclé, wools, tweeds, suiting and silks put to ingenious use, to create the next evolution of our irregular-but-wearable aesthetic.

Made with Annabeth Robinson
Clothing by Lizzie Harrison
model: Aoife
thanks to Leah Francis


ANTIFORM AW12 from Annie Form on Vimeo.





DOLLOP FILM

Netil House, London
March 31st - 2012
Rustie _ Koreless _ South London Ordnance
Charles Drakeford (Boiler Room) _ Leisure djs _ dollop Djs



HEADCLEANER

Headcleaner playing at 20 years of reflex records down at the Beaver Works





An excerpt from Blue Remembered Hills (Dennis Potter, 1979)

A favour for Jon Lamb (see Adikia) that was a bit of a shambles production to be honest, was working really long hours on a corporate job at the time and organised and shot this in a state of stressed exhaustion.

Thanks to the brilliant Matt Wright and Mairead Albiston for coming down and shooting this with me. Also Annabeth Robinson for being great and helping with the sound (this was the most traumatic thing ever - an echoey Chapeltown School hall).
Also thanks to Phil Snell for working some magic on the frankly terrible sound.


Willie: Julian Coburn-Hough
Peter: Jon Lamb
Theatre Direction: Mick Martin
Film Direction: Rob Blake
Camera: Matt Wright
Mairead Albiston
Rob Blake
Foley: Phil Snell
Special thanks:
Annabeth Robinson

LIFELINE

Piece i made a while ago with Tom Thiel, starring James Lyons, with the voice of Will Richards.

Winner of the 2010 Roses Awards




WHEN I THINK OF YOU

A really exciting project from a couple of years ago. Shame to put it up here because it never went anywhere. if you fancy funding this let me know!

With Tom Thiel, James lyons, Ellie with help from Annabeth Robinson.

Fullscreen




WATCH OUT SPIELBERG

A really exciting international film project from earlier in the year called “watch out Spielberg” in Berlin with Turks, Bulgarians, Welsh, Maltese people. Really great project to be involved in, thanks to Alice Morey at Fruit Salad Boutique. Hopefully the film will be up soon, so check back in a bit. I was also really pleased with this poster. thanks to Merve for modeling.
Fullscreen


SNOW

Short film I made ages ago, with a poem i wrote about snow. Thanks to Casper the dog, Colin Pontefract for reading and Char March for convincing me to believe in writing.



THE CRAZY ONES

Tongue in cheek piece for the mo-film Pepsi award ( won runner up ).
Made with Tor Kristoffersen. This is also when I met Lladel from Chicken Shop Shakespeare.




FASHION TEST

Little test I did to get a job, that turned out better than the job.
Don't own the track here - sorry Florence, i'll take it down if it bothers you.
Direction/art direction/edit/grade : Rob Blake
Camera : Tom Harrison
Assistant : Rory Martinez



PURNELL'S CONCISE ENCYLOPAEDIA IN COLOUR

Re-imagined encyclopaedia
Fullscreen
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BURLEY PARK FICTION LIBRARY

I *used to run a little library from home in Leeds called the Burley Park Fiction Library. Now it is in Berlin.
If you'd like to join give me a call on 015214051605
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