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29 June 2010

Trim 200

At Trim we recently celebrated our 200th editing job. We're quite proud to have come this far since we started in 2008. Cheers to everyone who's worked with us so far. We love our job.

25 June 2010

Boutiques near Trim- Start on Rivington Street

Debbie Harry T-shirt by "House of Gods" at Start.

There's no shortage of places to buy clothes near Trim. Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and the top of Bethnal Green Road are heaving with small boutiques and vintage shops. But as the seasoned East End fashionista knows, these can be a bit hit and miss. You have to be careful where you spend your readies or you might a) End up dressed like the wrong Geldof sister b) Smell of vintage mothballs c) Buy something that dissolves in the washing machine. So Trim is bringing you a series of worthwhile boutiques and shops we love. We'd rather have one really great t-shirt than a whole wardrobe full of errors.

"The Fall" rocker turned mega stylist Brix Smith opened "Start" on Rivington street 8 years ago with her husband Philip Start. There's a shop for the boys and a tailors on one side of the road, and a shop for the rock chicks on the other. Stocking everything from Acne jeans and £45 T-shirts to 1K dresses there's something for most budgets. We like the fact that it's not just big name designers, as Brix supports new talent too. Don't be intimidated by the fashion credentials of the place, the staff are really incredibly nice and happy to gently assist. When it comes to helping you pick a great pair of jeans, they are masters, and will probably save you money in the long run because they get it so right. (I've had my Acne ones for 6 years and they are still going strong.) We're loving this Debbie Harry T-shirt. (£45)

To book a styling session wih Brix on a Saturday call: 020 7739 80 71

18 June 2010

Plan B "Prayin"

The ongoing collaboration between Daniel Wolfe and Plan B has yielded this epic edited by Tom Lindsay.

With nigh on feature film proportions to everything from the cast to the story, Plan B's self styled narrative is a beast that's greater than the sum of it's parts. There's a definite continuity running through the album "The Defamation of Strickland Banks", and the videos reflect that. This is the jail house sequel to the 'She Said" courtroom video. Six minutes of violent man fury, it really isn't for kids.

Watch it here. (Unless you are a kid, then don't watch it here. It might give you nightmares.)

Director: Daniel Wolfe

Production Company: Partizan
Editor: Tom Lindsay

15 June 2010

Tom edits Kopparberg 'Find'

Tom Lindsay's cut of Daniel Wolfe's Koppraberg commercial has a great musical energy to it. Cut to a track by band Joy Formidable the edit feels fast paced but roomy enough too. We are loving Daniel's use of black and white, and his choice of Robbie Ryan as DOP.

As usual Daniel has the casting spot on, choosing to feature people who exude something beyond the usual commercial envelope.

The ad will be playing across cinemas in the UK for the next few months.

Director: Daniel Wolfe
Producer: Tim Francis
Editor: Tom Lindsay
Agency: SAINT
Creative: Simon Labbett
Agency producer: Claudio Gorinio
Camera " Robbie Ryan

10 June 2010

Ross's Fanfarlo Edit

Director Jamie Thraves "Fire Escapes" video for Fanfarlo takes a small pinch of inspiration from the silent movie genre.
And it feels like there's a bit of French New Wave influence in there too. Surreal. beautiful, heartening, odd; these are all
good things.... Ross Hallard's cut does this cinematic piece justice we think.

Director: Jamie Thraves
Producer: Scott O'Donnell
Production company: Factory Films
DOP: Catherine Derry
Editor: Ross Hallard.

07 June 2010

Gil Scott-Heron "I'm New Here"

Gil Scott-Heron's new album "I'm New Here" takes it's name from the Smog track he has so competently covered. This is a version that's delivered with a balance of seasoned authority and humility. We think Dom's cut does this simple performance video justice; with it's roomy lingering shots and sensitive treatment none of the tracks artisty or regretful tone is lost.

Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard said of the video:
"We wanted to shoot something bold and direct, that captured something of Gil's remarkable presence and the raw power of his performance. We filmed him the day before walking around his neighbourhood in Harlem then on the day we returned with Gil to the studio where much of his new album had been recorded. There's no narrative here, this is a deliberately simple video for a deceptively simple and beautiful song."

Watch it exclusively on the Guardian website: HERE

Directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.
Produced by: by Dig for Fire
Editor: Dominic Leung, Trim
Colourist: Vic Parker, Prime Focus London

04 June 2010

Round 2 of Trim Supper Club!

Leila brings you her second restaurant review.

Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled. ~Frederic Raphael

Ding ding seconds out -last night was round two of Trim supper club. Oopf and what a marvellous supper it turned out to be. Five trimmers eagerly arrived at Blue Print Café (above the Design Museum) along Shad Thames. Don’t be fooled by the name, this eaterie is anything but a ‘café’. Huge floor to ceiling windows reveal a monumental view of Tower Bridge, whilst small binoculars on each table, allowed us to get a closer view of the riverside buildings and of course people’s food!

From the word go, we knew we were onto something special when three of us bit into a toasted eel sandwich. The meaty fish was enrobed with the most mouth watering fresh horseradish and mustard sauce, offset by tart thin strands of pickled red onion. My god, this sandwich was GENIUS and I know the three of us will be dreaming about it for days to come. Other starters of fresh cuttlefish and asparagus salad and a velvety parsley soup were equally pleasing. And a freebie of asparagus wrapped in crisp parmesan was, as crazy as it sounds, reminiscent of a crispy croque monsieur.

The mains continued to thrill our taste buds with a mighty blackened cut of onglet reminding us why we love cows, served with a oozy wild garlic polenta and fiery fresh horseradish. The papa of all fish – turbot came with a punch of tender, roasted artichokes and a scattering of spring time gremolata. By now our stomachs were certainly purring and our eyes were widened with joy.

We finished our venture in this ‘mouth (watering)-brothel’ with three delightful desserts – a trusty crème brulee was light and perfectly excecuted. Whilst a moist fig and almond tart served with a dreamy cloud of dense jersey cream had us all licking our spoons. And the third, bitter sweet walnut meringue, ladened with whipped cream, berry ice cream and sorbet was a triple sensational conundrum for the buds.

So now we pass the message on – GO TO BLUE PRINT CAFÉ…..its a damn good mouth-brothel!

Blue Print Cafe

Butlers Wharf

28 Shad Thames,

London SE1 2YD

020 7378 7031

03 June 2010

Dizzee's "Dirtee Disco" at No.1

Ross Hallard has just cut the video for Dizee Rascal's No. 1 hit "Dirty Disco", directed by Jamie Thraves at Factory. The simple premise, as Dizzee himself describes it in a making of vid on his Youtube, is of being able to have fun "anywhere". The idea makes for a joyful and celebratory video that defines the artist's intelligently tongue in cheek stance in the hip hop world.

While older people in videos have been known to give commissioners the heebeegeebees, Dirtystank records have taken the plunge here, and it really works. It's to Dizzee's credit that he's always been adventurous with his videos. The addition of DJ Derek, the infamous 68 year old legend who's been spinning vinyl for over 30 years at Glastonbury and all over, adds character and a bit of musical history to the mix.

Director: Jamie Thraves

Producer: Scott O'Donnell

Production company: Factory Films
DOP: Catherine Derry
Editor: Ross Hallard.