The Flickometer is a tool we made for Orange BAFTA that shows you at a glance what the internet (ie: Twitter) is saying about anything related to this year’s BAFTA nominated films, and how much buzz is surrounding each one, in real time. You can filter the results by just films, actors, directors, or star your own favourite topics and compare their results. You can even look at results from the past to see how the buzz has changed.
We just launched Movie Mates, a new weekly comedy show helping you work out which mate to take along on Orange Wednesdays. I won’t try to explain the whole thing, I’ll let Phil and Jacob do that in this first episode, they do a much better job than me. Here’s their take on Inception:
… and The A-Team:
This is the fruit of nearly 9 month of concepting, casting, planning, writing, testing, building and a fair amount of pissing about making silly videos about films. It’s all turned out pretty nicely.
It was the Glastonbury festival’s 40th birthday, and Orange’s 10th year of sponsorship. We wanted to do something special, something to capture that one moment in time. We created Glastotag. From the main pyramid stage, with a capacity crowd, we took one gigantic photograph that was detailed enough to pick out the faces of all 70,000 people in the crowd.
This was uploaded to a site that allowed people to zoom right into the very back of the field, find themselves and the new friends they’d made and tag them in Facebook. This turned out to be super popular and the site went on to win the record for the “most people tagged in one online photo” in the Guinness Book of Records!
I made a little video thingy. It sits on the side of a taxi cab which is actually a mobile photo booth/sound recorder for something called The Sound of Orange Rockcorps. What these photos and sounds are going to be used for is
a bit secret, and we’re still working on it a surprise!
There’s more information on the Orange RockCorps blog.
To promote Orange Broadband, we devised the ‘No Tricks Only Treats’ campaign to highlight Orange’s customer services and lack of dodgy small print. We made a couple of flash games to help illustrate the campaign that were used on a microsite as well as being featured quite often on YouTube’s homepage masthead. The brilliant animation is courtesy of Julian Frost.
The concept of both games is to play the same game as 2 characters, one of them an Orange Broadband customer, the other poor soul has shopped elsewhere. Of course the Orange customer has a much easier experience, whilst the other little laptop guy has to put up with all manner of tricks from his ISP.