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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Should you let your children join

Unless your home is with a teen, you’ve maybe hardly ever heard of Musical. Ly. If you carry out, then you’ve maybe currently made an appearance in another of your body’s kid’s tunes video clips. The DIY music-video app preliminary made an appearance on a scene at 2014, but exploded through to the surface of the the App wall socket graphs last summer season. The tv hasn’t decreased below the surface 40 because. Most importantly, it’s often swapping more efficient places through the app wall socket by having Snapchat after which Instagram. The 15-second video clips are usually associates lip-syncing or dancing through to some of the more efficient hits. Not long ago, Musical. Ly stars have got started launching his or her confidential careers, after which old-fashioned tunes stars, want to have Jason DeRulo, are now pledging through to debut his or her video clips on a framework preliminary, a young coup more than YouTube. This morning, more than 10 million associates utilize the app daily after which give off around the same selection of video clips every single some time. Most at, 70 million people have signed up because Musical. Ly associates, says its cofounder after which co-CEO Alex Zhu. While the tunes video clips have got drawn visitors to the app, Zhu knows that is not the Musically Followers 2017 reasons why they stick. He’s building Musical. Ly as being the next ethnic network one of those based on video clips from which simply entertain associates after which leave them coming back. “Today the proposition during these app isn’t an estimated building tunes video clips. Its simply not an estimated lip-syncing. Its in regards to a ethnic network,” Zhu said. “Its a young neighborhood. Associates want to have to settle because you will discover other people. “

‘Doomed to become a failure’

The theory for a make-your-own-music-video app was a young eager pivot obtained from an education app. Zhu have been bearing in mind education during his some time just like a project boss at enterprise framework giant SAP, soft winning the title of “education futurist. ” He thought substantial over the internet programs, also referred to as MOOCs, were wide, but no-one ceased them. At 2014, he thought he’d come up with a young billion-dollar idea: short-form education video clips. Zhu after which his cofounder after which co-CEO Louis Yang rose $250,000 obtained from venture capitalists after which spent six months building an app recognized as Cicada. The theory was from which authorities, whether intended for coffee or calculus, could cause short three- through to five-minute video clips explaining a subject. But there are a reason why you’ve hardly ever heard of the tv ahead of. “The some time we published such an framework through to the marketplace we grasped it was hardly ever likely to demolish,” Zhu said. “It was doomed as being inability. “

It was doomed as being inability. His audience achieved missed from which the video clips required lots of time to design. Lesson planners achieved a difficult some time condensing his or her are exposed to into three minutes. Content articles creation after which intake needed to be in there mins after which mere seconds, simply not hours. The tv wasn’t entertaining, after which the tv failed to achieve young people. In those days, Zhu’s audience simply achieved 8% of its money remaining, he says. Rather than a supplying the tv back to traders after which jogging apart, they scrambled through to come up with a fresh perspective. ‘We achieved lucky’

Comprehensive Musical. Ly this morning after which there’s no trace of its failed-education-app roots. The 15-second video clips are all lengthy more than enough through to pull a young have a good laugh after which cause a story, however, not lots of time from which young people achieve bored after which pass onto the next one of those. It’s often a variety of teenage boys thumping his or her chests through to a young song, through to gymnastics routines collection through to tunes, through to acting apart funny lyrics obtained from tunes. Zhu preliminary achieved at the theory the minute he looked upon a couple boisterous youthful young people on a cause at Mountain view, wherever Google lies. Fifty percent during these young people were listening to tunes while the husband or wife required selfies or video clips, covered them at stickers, after which shared the results from their friends. That is the minute Zhu grasped he could collection tunes, video clips, and a ethnic network through to achieve the early-teen demographic. The audience turned Zhu’s brand-new perspective into an app at thirty days, after which published Musical. Ly at July 2014. All of a sudden, they comprehensive the sums were wide. An estimated 500 individuals were downloading the tv every day, but aside from that, they held coming back.

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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.


A mind once stretched by a new

idea never regains its original



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