Student Struggles

Students at Barking and Daggeham College took part in a 2 hour film challenge as part of Inspiration 2015. This film was one of four films produced on the day and we can now say that this film “Student Struggles” has been judged as ‘Best Film’ at the Bold studio. All groups worked incredibly hard on the challenge, but this group nabbed the crown due to their thorough planning, some impressive shot choices and a narrative that is simple and clear enough to to be understood by an audience as a standalone 2 minute film – good work guys!

Many thanks to Ellen Kerr and Bob Noseda for having us down for this great event.

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Jameel Jamal: – fantastic or flawed?


Illustration by Jameel Jamal

There simply aren’t enough non-conformist, strong minded people in today’s society who could deny or tear down the growing might of Facebook. Not long ago, emails and letters were the most common form of communication and now it’s questionably developed into inboxing and posting on people’s walls, something we seem to have found more favourable. So why is it that when most school teachers are part of the Facebook hype, this social network is banned for use in schools, leading to frustrated students all over the country? Ever since this topic arose, scores of head teachers have hidden behind the bush of “it will distract the students and provoke cyber bullying”. Debatable.


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Bizhan Govindji: Siri who?

3 million people in the UK pre-ordered the iPhone 4S (that’s 5% of the population, by the way) and were eagerly awaiting a soft thud as it landed on their doormats this morning. The feature that’s quite literally got everybody talking isn’t the highly improved camera, or the potentially revolutionary iCloud; it’s Siri, your new virtual assistant. (If you haven’t heard of Siri, you’ll want to say goodbye to that rock you’ve been living under and watch the advert here). But Voice Recognition on mobile phones is hardly something new. In fact my first ever phone – the now-ancient Nokia 3310 –  came equipped with voice-activated dialling.

So why all the fuss about Siri, and what are the alternatives for non-iPhone users? (more…)


Noureen Lakhani: Is a typical film set all that typical?

Illustration by Noureen Lakhani

Ever had the dream to be a film star, walk the red carpet and sign autographs? Well, that package comes with the other side that isn’t seen to the public; the side full of learning lines, hard work and commitment, which I experienced recently.

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Lorna Scobie, you’ll be missed!

Lorna's incredible parting gift to Bold Creative depicting members of the Bold team. Someone find us a frame!

Today, Lorna Scobie, Illustrator Extraordinaire, leaves the Bold Studio after a 3 month placement with us. It’s been a pleasure having her around, and she’ll be dearly missed. Here are a few words from Lorna herself, and some of her personal illustrations, which we love!

“I have had a fantastic time at Bold. It has given me a chance to apply my creativity to engaging live briefs, learn so much about the creative industry and above all meet WONDERFUL people. I am really grateful that I had the chance to work on such a variety of projects, from website design to workshops, app art-working to concept development.

Bold Creative have given me the time and support in order to get the most out of my placement, and I am so grateful!

Thank You!”

Check out Lorna’s portfolio or connect with her on Twitter @LornaScobie

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Bold Studio Playlist – 9th September 2011

Got a tune that’s been in your head all week? Why not add it to this week’s playlist?

Just click the image below to launch the playlist through Spotify. We’ll be playing it through our studio speakers all day!

Here are our selection of tracks this week… some new, some old.

Listen, enjoy, share.

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Aaaaaargh – I’m just a betting shop, what did I do wrong?

Riots shatter London

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Martin Orton on: London Materialympics 2011

People were forced to leap from the upstairs windows of a burning building in Croydon last night as rioting spread across London and beyond. (Image: The Telegraph)

Everyone this morning is asking the same question, why? How can our young people do this to us? Where is the political agenda? Oh please…we’re focusing on mindless thuggish behaviour: the result, not the cause. It’s a tiresome perspective – as if we, the society that is responsible for raising them, are blameless.


There’s an app for that

Angry Birds. (Image:

Apps are the craze that won’t go out of fashion. Smartphones are becoming increasingly common in the mobile market, and one of their big selling points are the apps they offer. These apps can be entertaining time-killers (catapulting birds at wooden structures to reclaim eggs from evil pigs is more addictive than it sounds), but they’re useful too, and span genres such as business, productivity, news, music and many more.

The number of people using apps is ever-growing, to the point where ideas that were initially meant for simple apps, have become unimaginably popular, and are now spreading into other forms of media – the Angry Birds film being a key example.


Aly Dewji on: Matchpoint

I looked my opponent in the eye as the sunlight glistened on the service line. I knew he was ranked top 20 in the country, but I also knew that I was going to beat him. A slice-serve out wide, and I charged in for the volley, a quick touch and it rolled over the net. He lobbed the shot and it soared high above my head. I ran back, keeping my eye on the ball. I was not going to miss. A flat forehand zoomed down the line – and chalk flew into the air. It was over.


A mind once stretched by a new

idea never regains its original



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