Film & TV

From set design to scriptwriting: craft and creativity on screen

Jungle Book MPC

How The Jungle Book was made

MPC picked up the Best Special Visual Effects award at last night’s BAFTAs for its stunning work on The Jungle Book. We talk to Elliot Newman, CG Supervisor on the film, about how it was made.

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

Inside La La Land

La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical, has picked up rave reviews from critics and is sweeping the board at awards shows. Over six years in the making, the film stays true to Chazelle’s vision as conceived while he was at college at Harvard. We hear from producer Marc Platt and music director Marius de Vries about how it was made.

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

Fashion in Film: how clothes drive character

As editor of the website Clothes on Film, Christopher Laverty brings a sharp eye to the history of costume design in cinema and television. In his new book for publishers Laurence King, Laverty examines the work that fashion designers have created for film since the 1930s up to the present day. We spoke to him about this fascinating area of film production, which is vital to both narrative and character development alike