2 New Tie Dye Items!


We have added 2 CUSTOM TIE DYED pocket crest vests to the store! Just £15 each with free postage. One MEDIUM, and one LARGE. Make it yours now before someone else does!

These are totally unique, and once they are gone, they are gone!!


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Insomnia 43 (i43)

So me and my friend Steve recently visited i43 as press for Gamebanana, and made a ‘Spakumentary’ video of our exploits there! Please watch and let us know what you think!


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Physical Music + Digital downloads

The inspiration for this post came from a friend of mine (on facebook, of all places). He stated that he was ‘suprised’ to see that a band had a Vinyl release of thier record, that included a code that you can use to download the same album onto a computer, and recieve it in digital MP3 format aswell. Vinyl does seem to have been making a comeback in recent times, reducing further the amount of CD sales, already heavily affected by the digitalisation of music.

Bill Daly, the owner of Crooked Beat, is part of the trend.

“Since 2007, vinyl has grown to where it is now, 99 percent of our sales,” Daly noted.  “In 2007, when they started introducing new vinyl releases, a free MP3 download card with it, that is when the sales started surging.”(VOA News, 2011)

This just begs one question, is this a good thing? Admittedly it could be affecting piracy, as people are buying the vinyl record as a fashion statement, and aren’t happy with just the digital copy anymore. I’d love to hear you’r views on the topic, so please feel free to comment!


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More updates and personal content.

So I have decided to start keeping this blog more up to date. I will now start blogging my views and uploading more of my work. Thanks to everyone who comes to view my blog!

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Porter’s Five Forces – Disney

Degree of Rivalry
– Direct competition between Pixar / Dreamworks
– Themeparks etc
– Brand must always make animation – foundations
– Disneyland/world unique
– Most famous animation brand
– Exit barriers, cant leave a market without affecting other products

Supplier Power
– Due to high prices charged on merchandise by Disney, suppliers up prices
– Lots of different revenue streams, high cost to switching suppliers
– High amount of merchandising
– Supplies to parks, tv, merchandise, shows etc

Threat of Substitutes
– Buyer has low differentiation between companies
– Buyers switching to Dreamworks
– Low threat from other film companies – always a market for animation
– TV Channels

Threat of new entrants
– 2 Huge superpowers in the market in Pixar and Dreamworks
– Costs a lot of money to create
– Disney Dominates the Market
– Disney TV

Buyer Power
– Hugely established brand
– Lots of wings of the company, involved in lots of markets
– Lots of revenue
– Household Name
– Lots of Controversy


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Wuxia – Asian martial arts film survey


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How well does the current system of film classification and censorship serve the British public?

  • BBFC
  • http://www.sbbfc.co.uk – Students
  • http://www.bbfc.co.uk
  • Complaints http://www.sbbfc.co.uk/Site%20Articles/whatareyoucomplainingabout.asp
  • How well the system works
  • Who does it, how, does it work
  • How films are classified http://www.sbbfc.co.uk/student_guide_classification1.asp
  • Examiners normally view video and DVD submissions on their own – called solo viewing.A large proportion of works suitable are for solo viewing are episodes from TV series or works aimed at young children that have already been broadcast on television. Films for cinema release, video games and pornography submissions are classified in teams of two. Controversial works, such as extreme reality material, will also be programmed for team work.
  • Difficult or controversial material can also be referred to the weekly Examiners’ Meeting, where they can be debated further to obtain a wide range of valuable opinions. Ultimately, the work will be referred to Senior Management.
  • If a work contains material which is illegal or unacceptable under the Board’s Guidelines, Examiners will draw up a list of cuts which will be sent to the distributor. If a work as a whole is unacceptable, it can be rejected, but this happens only on rare occasions. The Presidential Team will be consulted on difficult works, especially those which may be refused a certificate altogether or which raise serious policy issues.

The process for cuts, briefly, is as follows:

  • Cuts specified by Board in writing, by examiners in the first instance.
  • Checked by Senior Examiners.
  • Choice of category offered to reduce needs for cuts.
  • Company free to find own editing solutions, for artistic or technical reasons.
  • Resubmitted work is viewed by a second team to check that the cuts have been made.
  • Copy of cuts deposited with the Board.
  • In-house trial cuts may be made to check technical feasibility of proposed cuts.

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