W+K’s week in wonderful Wales

W+K's Team Wales is this morning back in the office after our latest adventure to shoot in, err, Wales. We sped around 6 locations, over 5 days, experiencing all 4 seasons. We felt the true warmth of the Welsh welcome from Holyhead to Abergwesyn, Brecon to Cardiff, Laugharne to Saundersfoot and Narberth. Thanks to everyone we met, who featured and who helped us on the way.

There were many highlights to the trip; here are just three…
The sunset at South Stack:
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The view from the top of Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons (from l-r our lovely client Sam, Ali, Michelle, Alex and Benny):
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And the brilliant sunshine by St Brides spa:
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It was a poignant time to be in Wales as the search continued for Machynlleth's April Jones. Now we're all safely back in our homes, we hope to hear news that the same will soon be true of little April as well.

Watch the blog for updates on the new spots due out in early 2013.

NESTEA shoot in New Zealand

It’s always busy on the NESTEA account: we've made 3 major TV ads in just over a year and last week, Rob, Lolly, Adam and Andrew were in New Zealand shooting the third instalment. It’s an ad about a blossoming romance between a girl, an unusual guy and, of course, a bottle of Nestea. 

 During the intensive shoot days, inbetween exciting dramatic set ups, we've still found time to invent new games and generally keep our creative juices flowing.  

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We've had the ‘throw the bottle into the chair cup holder’ game, then the more traditional ‘left-handed catch game with a punctured tennis ball’, a classic if ever there was one, then a game more rooted in nature, that, much to Lolly's annoyance, Rob surpassed himself in, called 'throw the acorn in the bin from 10 metres game'. A blinder.

 We also found time to entertain our client AJ to a game of tennis. (Only the best for our clients, eh?)

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Taught by AJ: the invaluable skill of making bird-mating noises using fresh acorns

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And Lolly caught his first ever fish, with AJ getting the prize for the biggest whopper (naturally).

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While Adam illegally rode around the most powerful Honda scooter known to man. 

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Rob and Loll bought some new shoes

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All in all, a great shoot in a beautiful country, lots of hard work but lots of fun.

It's always sunny in a NESTEA world. 

 

Still more from Tokyo

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We used this very blog as our presentation to the Tokyo office, to tell them about what’s been happening in London.  Here they are:

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Simon Summerscales, Fat Controller and giant, with a Honda monkey bike:

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Ha ha smoothie:

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Supping sake:

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The pigeons can get food for themselves.  And speak English.

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Aah:

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And we really need to adopt the Japanese heated toilet seat thing.  You can’t know how pleasant this is until you’ve tried it:

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And the toilets offer other special services too:

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More from Tokyo

A few of us are still here in Tokyo.  Here are a few pictures from yesterday:

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We visited H Free (a cool Honda fashion shop, in Harajuku):

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We tried to give the guys who work there some gifts (nice posters of some of our Honda ads, DVDs, etc.).  Thehy didn’t speak English.  It took quite a while for them to realise that we weren’t religious nutters, or trying to sell them something.

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Not a great picture, sorry, but we went to a restaurant las t night that apparently inspired Kill Bill:

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No Uma Thurman in yellow leather, though.  Sayonara.