Wednesday, December 23, 2009
  TG Woodware’s Christmas Message

We turned over a quick project early last week for TG Woodware.

Following on from the demonstration videos and Kitchen Factory video, we produced a Christmas Message on their behalf, with some animated tea cosies.

The back story, incidentally, is that T&G have a range of Farmyard Animal tea cosies.  The Cow tea cosy is being discontinued and redesigned as people think it’s actually a monkey…

We recorded this “Creature Comforts” style.  A few of the lines were scripted, the rest of them were made by basically having ordinary people talking in their normal voices answering questions that I asked them about their lives.  The result is quite funny, and I’m hoping we can make some more next year.

It’s a nice little Christmas message!  And a quick, fun project.

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Friday, December 11, 2009
  Chaos Created unveils video channel for T&G Woodware

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Chaos Created is pleased to announce the roll-out of a YouTube video channel for Portishead-based company, T&G Woodware.

Filming on a project for T&G Woodware T&G Woodware, a specialist in the housewares industry, recently relaunched its web site at http://www.tg-woodware.com and asked Chaos Created to develop content for a video channel.

The channel, which is now live on YouTube, features mostly product demonstration videos for T&G’s range of products, including chopping boards, cork, CrushGrind Mills and more.   We filmed these last month and featured Patrick Gardner, founder of T&G Woodware, and Jenny Handley, head of marketing.

We’re hoping to bring more videos to the channel next year.

T&G also asked us to produce a couple of “fun” videos too.  We’ll be launching the second of these next week, but the first one is live today.

We asked chef, Grendel Bessell, to knock up a three course meal, to rhythm in a video called Kitchen Factory.  We filmed this down at Rookery Manor last month.

The video is embedded below.

We hope you enjoy.

tgYouTube The rest of the videos can be found on T&G’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/TGWOODWARE or through the links on their web site at http://www.tg-woodware.com.

About T&G Woodware

T&G Woodware was formed in 1975 by Patrick Gardner as a means to provide cash while operating as a Sales Agent in the Housewares Industry, this was to pay day to day expenses as some of the companies represented could take 4 months credit on the due commission.

Patrick spotted a big gap in the market for quality woodware products which we were able to fill. Reliability and imagination paid dividends with many firsts in the industry including care and protection for chopping boards, lifetime guarantee for pepper and salt mills. T&G were also responsible for renaming “rubberwood”, the popular wood for furniture and kitchenware as “Hevea” a shortened version of the latin name hevea braziliensis.

T&G prides itself on well designed, quality products that will stand the test of time. How about a chopping board as an heirloom or a T&G CrushGrind® peppermill.

T&G offers over 650 products within its portfolio with a variety of materials FSC beech, hevea, acacia, ceramic, marble, cork, bamboo and of course the successful CrushGrind® Salt and Pepper Mills.

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Monday, November 9, 2009
  Chaos Created Releases Death Clock App for Windows Phones

FileVendor Our first mobile app has been released.

The Death Clock for Windows Phones is a fun new application.  Simply answer a series of questions and discover how you can cheat death.   It’s a great app for passing around to your friends.

The app is available on the Windows Phone Marketplace on all Windows Mobile 6.5 devices (and coming soon for 6.0 and 6.1 phones) for the price of £1.69 ($1.99).

For more details, check out the Death Clock product page.

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  Chaos Created unveils Fresh New Look

We’re in the middle of a bit of a redesign here at Chaos Created.

We’ve been super-busy over the past few months, as we’ve finished work on two feature films (due for release in early 2010), and we’ve been focussing on app development for mobile devices, as well as working on some fantastic new web-based projects.

So we’ve given the site a fresh lick of paint and we’re in the middle of reorganising our content too.  Apologies if there’s a bit of broken content, that should be sorted within the next few days.

We’re focussing on making the site a lot cleaner and making the content far easier to find.  We’re also adding a focus on our app development…  We’ve unveiled out first Windows Phone application this week, the Death Clock, and we’ll have more to announce shortly!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
  Another review for 5:13

Reviews are like busses.

There’s a second review up now on At The Movies with Lim Chang Moh - the online version of movie reviews formerly published in The Malay Mail, arguably the longest running weekly column in Malaysia. The writer was Production Editor of The Malay Mail before retiring in 2006. He now contributes articles to magazines and does free-lance projects.

Have a read as to what he thinks about 5:13…

One thing we can all appreciate about Abraham's direction is that he does not rely on cheap thrills like sudden loud noises or creaking doors to jolt us. Instead, he carefully shapes the mood and atmosphere so that we can scare ourselves. The whole movie is shot (by Luke Yerbury) in minimal lighting, heightening our sense of dread and foreboding. As we accompany Viv and Ash at the semi-furnished house, we keep expecting demons and other untold evil to break through the door and wreak havoc.

Read the whole review here.

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Monday, September 14, 2009
  First review in for 5:13

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The first review is now in for 5:13, the horror film that we edited on earlier this year, which is due for release in early 2010.

Abraham’s sophomore feature is a curious blend of politically-minded domestic drama and paranoid invasion flick. It’s not an overtly obvious coupling, but at times it works surprisingly well.

The review has appeared on IndieFlicks and is largely positive.

Have a read here.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  “Microsoft Tag” Mentions 5:13

513poster Microsoft Tag’s Blog has mentioned our forthcoming horror film, 5:13.

5:13 a thriller movie slated to release in 2010 just implemented Microsoft Tag in their movie poster. Highlighted in yellow bellow, the Microsoft Tag can be snapped allowing the public at large to gain access to mobile content, including mobile trailers and downloads.

Using Microsoft Tag on printed materials creates the opportunity for indie and corporate movie companies to increase the ROI on their print marketing efforts. With Microsoft Tag print advertising can now serve as a real life portal to the online world. Keep an eye out for Microsoft Tag on other print material in your area and for the release of 5:13.

Read the whole article here.

You can read about our experience with using Microsoft Tag here.  We believe it’s going to be a fantastic way to deliver our mobile content to nearly all internet capable mobile phones.

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And, whilst we have your attention, feel free to “give the tag a go” – just download the app from http://gettag.mobi and point your phone at our tag (above)!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009
  5:13 Film Poster

It’s been a very busy few months here at Chaos Created.  Most of our work has been focussed on a couple of unannounced projects (more on that soon) and finishing up editing on horror thriller movie, 5:13, and the other movie, The Joshua Tapes.

Both films are slated for release early 2010, and Chaos Created has been responsible for post production (editing and sound design).

Yesterday, work was finished on the official film poster.  The film is slated for release in Malaysia first, but it’s also been submitted for London Fright Fest and will be submitted for London Film Festival soon, so we hope that you’ll get a chance to see it!

Here’s the official poster, designed by Luke Yerbury, with photography from Matthew Ong

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The official web site will be launching soon.  We’re just waiting on approval of the trailer, and we’ll be good to go.

We’re also using Microsoft Tag to distribute out mobile content, including mobile trailers and downloads.  It’s a fantastic bit of technology that allows users to ‘snap’ the tag using their mobile phone (actually, on most devices, you don’t even need to snap, the moment the application sees a tag, it’ll send users on their way to the content), and automatically be redirected to our mobile content (dynamically).  Not only does it work on most phones (pretty much any phone that can accept applications and has a browser – i.e. nearly all new phones) but the responsiveness is amazing…  Out of focus, no problem…  Too close/too far? No problem.

Tags can tie into mapping services, video, web sites, or simply pop up a message.

We’re even now beginning to think of ways we could use tags…  Take a look at one of our past projects, Gridsearch.  This is an area in which Tags would be very useful.

Take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/tag for more information on the technology.

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Friday, March 27, 2009
  Geography Games

We went live last week with a whole bunch of new Geography games for i-board.  These activities are designed for use in Year 1, but are useful for Reception and Year 2 as well.

Activity Pictogram
Follow up a survey by recording favourite leisure activities as a pictogram.

Activity Survey
Make a printable survey. Type a title and choose icons, or type a title, for each choice.

Fix Up The Park
Be kind to the environment...what changes can you make to improve this place? How can you stop your local place getting nasty!

Going To School, I See…
On your way to school, what do you see? Tell a simple tale of a journey by using the items in the menu at the bottom of the screen to make a rolling scene.

Shopkeepers
Who works near where you live? Dress the workers outside their place of work or shop.

What Is Nice
What do you think of this place? Drag the happy or sad faces to label the scene.

To check them out, take a look at http://www.iboard.co.uk and sign up.  Or, take a look at http://sample.iboard.co.uk/ for a sample selection of i-board resources.

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Monday, January 19, 2009
  Arivind Abraham (.com)

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Another of our web projects went live over the weekend.

ArivindAbraham.com is the home to, funnily enough, Arivind Abraham – a writer and director, based in London.  He’s actually the writer/director for the two film projects I’m currently editing on though Chaos Created/Befour, 5:13 and The Joshua Tapes.

The web site, itself, was a bit of a challenge and we’ve incorporated Flash and Silverlight (tied together with a bit of JavaScript) to deliver trailers and film content in high definition.  And we’ve made the most of social networking, bringing together a blog, Twitter, Linked In, Flickr, Windows Live, Friendfeed and 12 Seconds to make the most of social networking. We’ll be adding to these in the coming months, to build a bit of a community, and we’ll pick up some traction as we go into marketing the forthcoming movies too.

Anyway, be sure to check it out.  There’s also a lot of content on there, particularly on the Blog, as to the work that’s progressing on both 5:13 and The Joshua Tapes.

Visit the site

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
  i-board Launches New Online Player for Interactive Educational Content

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Today, i-board is launching a new “player” for its online educational content.

The new player replaces the old web-page based system with a new Flash interface that allows easy browsing (and searching) of all the interactive content we’ve produced over the last few years, including the Numeracy project which I’ve been working on over the last year or so.

The player allows iTunes-like purchasing and Zune-like subscriptions to individual activities, packs of activities, or entire subject areas.

The player is being revealed today at BETT (I’m hoping to get along later in the week) and can be previewed live today at http://player.iboard.co.uk/player/

Whilst you’re there, highlights of work that I’ve been producing for iBoard, through Chaos Created, over the last few years include Chicken Catapult, the NGFL Cymru sectionand the majority of the Numeracy area.  Have fun!

The content, although designed with interactive whiteboards in mind, works just as well with a PC and mouse.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009
  Stoned Boutique Online Store goes Live!

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The second of our recent “Online Store” projects has just gone live (the first being iCandy Gifts, which we’ve just spruced up for Valentines Day), redeveloping Stoned Boutique’s web site.

We were brought it to redevelop Stoned Boutique’s online store to make it searchable, introduce categories, and make the whole site user friendly – for example, making new items easier to find, and highlighting promotions and sale items.  Their old online store was maintained by their designer, which meant they had to pay their previous company for each update (including the addition or modification of new items of clothing).

Our new online store for Stoned Boutique allows them to update the site themselves, as their stock changes and they bring in new designs, and they’re using the system as a reliable way to maintain stock levels too for when they sell offline.

Style wise, we wanted something eye catching and recognisable, and also something which we can develop into a brand that we can incorporate into their Flash portfolio site which should be launching in February.

The web site can be found at http://www.stonedboutique.com – take a look!

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Monday, December 15, 2008
  Online Shop: iCandy Gifts

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We’re helping two companies launch online stores before the end of the year.  The first one, iCandy Gifts, went live last week selling beauty products and gifts.  So if you’ve still got some Christmas gifts to buy, head on over to check it out!

They’ve also got some really cool Pink Toolboxes – I need to get some of these for some friends.

http://icandygifts.com/

This store is running as the shopping portal for iCandy Nails and Beauty which Chaos Created relaunched earlier in the year for a Bristol based salon and spa.

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Friday, July 11, 2008
  5:13 Teaser Trailer is now online...

5:13, the film that we are currently editing on, is now available in Teaser Trailer form.  The trailer doesn't give much away about the story, rather it demonstrates the style and the claustrophobia that the film conveys.  Having broken ground on the edit this week (video blogs coming soon), I'm looking forward to getting stuck in, as there's a really great script and some fantastic work behind it already and, obviously, I'm a big horror movie fan.

Embedded trailer below...

You can also view the video in magical Silverlight high(er) definition at:
http://befour.co.uk/513/

You can also catch the video in the following places, where video blogs, etc, will follow:
YouTube
MSN Video

Be sure to pass the link around, and if you fancy sharing the video on your own web sites, the embed code is included on both the MSN Video and YouTube versions.

Or, for Facebook fans, click below to share the trailer with your loved ones...

Share (the 5:13 Teaser Page)

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Monday, June 23, 2008
  The Last Drive - CD/DVD Now Released

thelastdrive Last year, Chaos Created/Befour filmed and edited a music concert for DVD release for The Last Drive, a reformed rock/punk band who are massive in Greece and big in other European regions.  The DVD has now been officially released as part of a Live CD/DVD pack entitled Time Is Not Important.

The footage we edited from was recorded in Athens last year.

From Wikipedia:

The Last Drive is a Greek garage revival rock group which formed in 1983 and broke up in 1995. They are regarded by many as the most important Greek rock group of the 80's and one of the most important and influential groups of Greek rock history.

In early 2007, the band announced on their official website their reunion for some gigs. They performed live in Athens on May 11th, 12th and 13th -all three dates being sold out- in Thessaloniki on the 19th and in Larissa on June 2nd.

Their first record ("Midnite Hop") is re-released by Greek DIY label Blind Bastard Records. They also played at the "Open Air Festival" in Athens on July 6. Finally, they were the headliners on the first day of the "Indie Rocket Festival 2007" (along with the Devastations, Acid Cobra and the Cesarians) that took place in Pescara, Italy on June 22nd . In May 2008 the band did another Greek tour while a live CD-DVD covering their reunion shows in Athens was just released Blind Bastard Records. The band is currently active composing and performing new songs.

More information here
Band's web site is here
Buy it here

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
  Climate Change Project Final Version Released

colinCO2 Our "Colin CO2" software has now been released.

The project, developed in Flash by Electronic Blackboard for MWNet, The West Midlands Regional Broadband Consortium, features two games developed by Chaos Created designed to increase environmental awareness in young children.  It also features a story which introduced "Colin" (CO2) as a character and explains the effect CO2 has on the planet.

The project features three games in total, providing a final outcome of a printable certificate.  This encourages children to make the best decisions and learn the basics about being environmentally friendly.

Electricity
Children learn how devices use electricity, and how switching off unused devices will save energy around the home, producing less "Colins".

Temperature
Children learn how putting on an extra layer of clothing, instead of turning up the heat, is better for the environment.  Children could also insulate the loft, leading to further discussions on how making changes around the home can save energy.

Transport
Children learn about environmentally friendly forms of transportation, such as walking and cycling, and also how public transport is better than other vehicles.

The software is now available to schools in the area through the internal network, but you can view the software on their public web site here.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008
  Numeracy by i-board Enters Beta

numeracyByiboardNumeracy by i-board, a web based education product, has shipped into beta.

The product, developed by Electronic Blackboard LTD, with activities created by Chaos Created, features over 250 activities covering almost every item on the curriculum for Reception, year 1 and year 2 and includes games and teaching tools for use on interactive whiteboards, and desktop computers.

The product, commissioned by London Grid For Learning, will be rolled out to all schools on the grid later this year.

For more information, see the product page and the London Grid For Learning web site.

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Friday, March 28, 2008
  5:13 Announced

Chaos Created has been commissioned to edit 5:13, a horror film for Perantauan Pictures.

The film, which is scheduled for a May 2008 shoot in Malaysia, is set for release later this year.

The film is the second collaboration between Befour (made up of Chaos Created's Alastair Maggs, Luke Yerbury and Perantauan's Arivind Abraham) and Perantauan Pictures, the first being 2006 film S'kali.

Visit the project page

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Friday, February 15, 2008
  Climate Change Project

Chaos is working for Electronic Blackboard on a project exploring the effects of climate change.

The project, developed for primary school children, features three games, as well as a narrated story. The games explore how children can have an effect on our planet and explores the effects of transportation and the use of electricity. Chaos has developed one of the three games for use within the project.

In one game, developed by Chaos, children can decide by simple drag-and-drop how a street of children travel to school and how much fuel they can save by doing things such as car sharing, or cycling.

This project, developed for Electronic Blackboard Ltd has been commissioned for use within primary schools in the UK and is due for completion in February 2008.

View the project page here.

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Friday, February 1, 2008
  Two New Films Enter Preproduction

Chaos Created will be editing on two films in early 2008.
The films are being shot back to back by Perantauan Pictures in Malaysia and the material will be edited in the UK by Chaos Created/Befour.

More details will follow shortly, but we've already cut the teaser trailer for one of these films.

Keep an eye on the blog for up to the minute information.

About Chaos Created
Chaos Created is an all-in-one media group creating software for the PC market along with cutting edge web sites and film. Chaos was the runner up in the HP Award for Media Design in 2005 for its Melloweh demonstration and, since late 2005, Alastair Maggs of Chaos has been working for Electronic Blackboard Ltd developing an educational subscription service providing interactive applications for its i-board product.

About Perantauan
Perantauan Pictures are responsible for S'kali, released in 2006, which looked at relationships between the different class and racial mixes in Malaysia. The film received a theatrical release in Malaysia, with limited international screenings. Perantauan Pictures have two films green-lit for 2008.

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  EJ Rocks Launches

Chaos Created is happy to announce to launch of EJ Rocks, a website created for a fashion designer and store (Rhoda Rocks) based out of Clifton Village, Bristol.

The website is one of a few new websites created by Chaos which are due for launch in February, 2008, and features rich flash design coupled with an online store.
For details of our packages, please visit our web section.

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Monday, October 1, 2007
  Chaos publishes i-board's Magic School for the home market

Chaos Created is pleased to announce that it is publishing The Magic School, an i-board educational product which is already successful in the education sector and that it is now available for home users through its digital store at http://www.chaoscreated.com.

The Magic School is a remarkable new series for the home market, already a success in schools, nurseries and preschools, that places your child at the heart of the action using digital images making it a truly child-centred learning experience. Combining open-ended activities and interactive adventures the Magic School is rooted in Early Years’ good practice.

We are announcing, today, the commercial availability of the Starter Room for home users, with two more rooms to follow before Christmas - the Sand and Water Room and The Music Room. These rooms add on to the Starter room - to visit the new rooms, you simply click on the map!

In The Starter Room, you can:

Superimpose your own face onto the characters so you can take part. Make cartoon friends to play with.

Play the driving activity – design a road map so that you and your friends can drive a car around it – don't crash!

Decorate the room using the easel – when you finish your pattern or picture you can frame it on the wall.

Choose books from the bookshelf – listen and read along to a favourite rhyme – then make your own version.

Construct buildings and vehicles using the building block activity – what colours and shapes are you going to use?

Look after the class plant – how many flowers can you grow?

About i-board and Electronic Blackboard Ltd.
Electronic Blackboard produces focused cross-curricular interactive activities for teacher-led whiteboard teaching and for guided pupil use. Featuring a range of products targeted at pupils from a nursery school age, up to year 2, i-board is a critically acclaimed product found in schools throughout the UK.

Schools and nurseries should contact Electronic Blackboard through their web site at http://www.iboard.co.uk for site licenses and educational licenses.

About Chaos Created
Chaos Created is a media production group creating software for the PC market along with cutting edge web sites and film. Chaos was the runner up in the HP Award for Media Design in 2005 for its Melloweh demonstration and, since late 2005, Alastair Maggs of Chaos has been working for Electronic Blackboard Ltd developing an educational subscription service providing interactive applications for its i-board product.

Visit product page here

The Magic School is now available from our download store at http://www.chaoscreated.com/shop

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  Chaos Created - Created

Chaos Created has arrived.

Over the past few years, Chaos has been operating under several brands which are now coming together under the Chaos Created banner.

Chaos has become an all-in-one media house, offering web and online solutions, software design, film editing and graphic design, all under one roof, utilising the talent base in the South West of England.

We are also pleased to announce that we are publishing The Magic School range of software in our online store.

More news to follow shortly, along with some special offers!

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  Free Web Hosting Offer

Chaos Created is pleased to announce that as part of its relaunch as Chaos Created, we are offering a year's free web hosting (worth up to £150) for all new customers. Existing customers will be receiving news of some special offers for them shortly.
Chaos Created has been designing several websites over the past few years under the ChaosW3 and Chaos Development brand, and has relaunched as Chaos Created to incorporate all the aspects of the media that Chaos has been working in over the past few years.

For details of our packages, please visit our web section.

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Chaos Created based in Portishead, Bristol, offers web site design servces, search engine optimisation, mobile app development, film production and editing services and more.

 
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