There’s a new director in town
I am especially excited to announce that the Rocketman is now represented as a commercials director by Knucklehead www.knucklehead.co.uk
Hit the deck the paperback is here
I am delighted to announce that my debut sci-fi adventure novella The I AM is now available in paperback via Amazon UK, Amazon US and selected stores. For a signed version send a smoke signal to the rocketman via the contact page.
Wanna bassphone? Three for £9.99 geezer, you won’t see better than that.
Directed by: Robert Samuels
CGI: Dan Sollis
Director of Photography: Serge Teulon
Sound Design: Alex Bingham
Directors cut track: Jay z x Bauer ‘Higher’
This promo was created to advertise both the Charlie Sloth show on Radio 1XTRA and the shows new availability via an mobile phone app. Charlie was great, very funny and easy to work with. The CGI generated was created by Dan Sollis at Digital Distortion. The entire scene, including table was CG. This is the director’s version, not broadcast featuring the original Jay-Z x Bauer track ‘Higher,’ which will be released in summer.
The Rocketman himself Robert Samuels is featured in an article in SHOTS no.141 for the Hyundai Street League Film.
Collect up all your spare paper rocket fans. Let’s hit Barbados
Superrocketman teams up with Rich McCor for some bookstore magic. More coming very soon.
This was a fun project to do for BBC FOUR’s new season The Golden age of the album. For this version I’ve removed the bespoke dog, but it will be there on the showreel page, it’s quite cool, it becomes a record player.
Client: BBC Four
Creative and Director: Robert Samuels
Animator and CG: Steve Campbell
Its more than just a game.
Street League is a charity that specialises in transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through football. Working with disadvantaged 16-25 year old NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training), Young Offenders and Substance Misusers and engaging them in structured football and education programmes with a view to getting the participants into work, mainstream education or training.
Hyundai sponsors Streetfootballworld & Street League & Hyundai and Red Bee commissioned me to make a film showing the visit of England and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge. They wanted something more memorable than a recording of the event. In the summer I saw Polarbear performing ‘Jessika’ at an intimate Smile For London event. I loved his verbal dexterity and take on the nuances of life and saw the possibility of linking this to a visual poem about the game. I gave him a call. Luckily he’s a football fan too and was up for it.
Everyone at Hyundai & Street League is delighted with the result. For more information about Street League visit: www.streetleague.co.uk & www.streetfootballworld.org
Creative & Director: Robert Samuels
Poem written and performed by Polarbear
Featuring: Daniel Sturridge
Producer: Ken Rodrigues
Director of Photography: Serge Teulon
Sound recordist: Rowan October
Editor & Colourist: Paul Callaghan
Music by: Robert Samuels & Max Herman
Graphic Design: Mark One Group
Sound Designer: Alex Bingham
With special thanks to Polarbear, Daniel Sturridge, Chelsea FC, Serge Teulon, Paul Callaghan, Max Herman, Mark One, Ken Rodrigues, Prime Focus, Alex Stevens & Smile for London, Wandle Recreation centre, all of the Street League players and Hyundai.
Professor Xavier is recruiting in North-West London now
superrocketman teamed up with Rich McCor for some street magic in west London
Big tings a g’won you get me
Another BBC Radio promo but completely different from the Piano Season. BBC 1XTRA Live takes BBC 1XTRA radio show out into the world with 4 massive concerts in 4 UK cities, with a pretty awesome line up of urban acts including Plan B, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamarr.
New – Nominated for Best Design in promotion, Promax BDA Awards Europe 2013
Nominated for Best Animation, Promax BDA Awards 2012
Some projects are a delight to work on. This was one of them. The Piano Season starts on September 14th on BBC Radio 3 & BBC FOUR. I’ve always loved origami, and creatively it was great to create a short animation that everyone enjoyed working on and being part of. For more information about the season visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
WINNER: GOLD – Eurovision Connect Awards 2013 – Best use of graphic design in a promotion