Let’s turn to creative problem making to free our minds. Finding solutions to these problems sometimes fail, sometimes succeeds, and sometimes surpasses all expectations. 1stAveMachine has created #makeithard for the D&AD Festival 2018; a specially curated session where they will create an original music track and video, in collaboration with the audience, all in the space of 60 minutes.
In keeping with this year’s D&AD Festival theme of how Creativity Shapes Culture, the session will be hosted by 1stAveMachine’s Head of Content, Andrew Geller and London MD Isabella Parish who will demonstrate the theory that creators should not just solve problems, they should make them.
Along with music and editing partners, music agency MassiveMusic, and edit house, Cut+Run, 1stAveMachine will live edit sounds and images collected from the audience and upload the finished track and video to YouTube at the end of the session.
1stAveMachine MD Isabella Parish said: “1stAveMachine has so much experience in making it hard. From creating animations with single atoms (!!) and creating the longest ever Rube Goldberg, this sort of work is part of what we do. I can’t wait to try this out this with the festival crowd at D&AD.”
MassiveMusic Head of Production, Tim Preston commented: "Over the years, MassiveMusic has been lucky enough to add that little something to some of the world's coolest music-led activations, so we are super excited to be partnering with 1stAvenueMachine & Cut+Run for the ultimate show of creative collaboration! In a world of corner cutting and deadline extensions, we can’t wait to Make It Hard for the sake of creativity.”
Cut+Run MD, Toby Abbott added: “Partnering with 1stAveMachine and MassiveMusic as part of the D&AD festival is something we’re very excited to be involved with. The challenge of creating a music video, live in front of an audience and in 60 minutes will celebrate the collaborative creativity that is such a massive part of our craft.”
Wednesday 25th April, 18.45 – 19.45, D&AD Festival, The Old Truman Brewery