Film & TV

From set design to scriptwriting: craft and creativity on screen

On humanitarian storytelling

Art Director Gem Fletcher speaks to photographer Nick Ballon and artist Alma Haser about creating imagery for Save the Children’s Invisible Wounds project

Adam Smith The Chemical Brothers

“Just make things, make things, make things”: Adam Smith on directing

From The Chemical Brothers to Little Dorrit, The Streets to Doctor Who, Adam Smith has had an eclectic and distinctive directing career. As his first feature film, Trespass Against Us, is released, we talk to him about working with Michael Fassbender, making the perfect concert visuals, and the importance of finding projects that speak to you.

Harvey Nichols Shoplifting ad

T2 Trainspotting and the Harvey Nichols ad

Eagle-eyed ad fans will have noticed a surprising sequence within Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting film: a segment which sees Harvey Nichols’ 2015 Shoplifters ad repurposed to show Renton, Sick Boy et al on a cartoon-faced crime spree across Edinburgh.

Tickets Please! An archive of vintage ticket stubs

@ticketsplz is a new online archive of movie ticket stubs from all over the world. Founder Ben Smith hopes is championing these tiny bits of paper and their role in the cinema-going experience

The wonderful world of PES

As his latest ad for Honda is released, we speak to director PES about his creative process, balancing commercials and personal work and the importance of being succinct

Choose Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting: What would you choose?

Trainspotting’s famous Choose Life speech has had an update for the sequel. Could you write a better version? Write your 2017 Choose Life speech for us and you could win a limited edition Trainspotting screenprint

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CR February 2017: the age issue

In the new issue of CR we look at the role of creativity in transforming what it means to be ‘old’ – and why well-designed products and services should be solving problems for every age

A soundtrack to Apple

From its iPod silhouette campaign onwards, Apple’s advertising has had a strong link to music. We talk to Chris Pattinson, Music Supervisor at TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Apple’s ad agency, about the role that music plays for the brand and why being in its ads can be good for artists and the music industry too

CR January 2017: it’s the Music Issue

From composing for TV, sourcing soundtracks for Apple and creating covers for Radiohead to the Red Bull Music Academy and a peek inside Trevor Key’s archive, our Music Issue has it all