Made You Look

Wednesday 30th September, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

An evening for short films celebrating the creative arts followed by the premiere of UK graphic arts documentary Made You Look

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As creatives we’re not only interested in our own craft, but what others do and how we can collaborate with them. Great things happen when people from different disciplines come together and that’s what Badego is all about.

On the 30th of September we invited you to sit down with us at the Electric cinema as we celebrated what it means to be creative with a series of hand picked films showcasing masters of their trade.

Following on from that, we brought you Made You Look, a rare and candid insight into the work of some of the UK’s top creative talent, including beautifully shot footage of artists at work and play in their own creative environments.

There was also and exhibition with specially commissioned prints on sale at the event, with the artists artists listed below.

We had 90 of Birmingham’s fine young creatives with us for the event, it was a great success. Thank you to all who contributed, came and promoted the event. A big thank you as well to the film makers, who inspired many a mind on the night.

About the Event

The Films

Nobody Tells This to Beginners


This video by Creative Productions on YouTube is a beautiful animation illustrating a quote from Ira Glass of This American Life. The quote sums up what we all go through and the animation visualises it brilliantly.

Fight For Everyone


This animation for The Leisure Society’s video was created by Brighton based animation and illustration studio Persistent Peril. Created in Flash, it depicts a hand creating a tiny planet and it doesn’t go as planned.

The Making of Born & Raised

Illustration & Craft

This video is a Vimeo staff pick, so it’s quite likely you’ve seen it. Even so, it’s worth watching again. The attention to detail in creating every aspect of the album cover by sign-writer David A. Smith is so impressive, it’s enough to make anyone feel lazy.

Super Ugly Medieval Babies


Vox investigates why babies in medieval era were the ugliest on record. There’s not much else to say about this other than it’s pretty funny. A light hearted break before we get into the serious stuff again. It’s also pretty interesting.

Street Typography


Great typography is everywhere, even on the road. We hadno idea this much consideration went into a simple piece of text on tarmac. A credit to their profession. Video by Tom Williams.

United Visual Artists: Canopy


A short documentary about the agency’s art installation in Maple Leaf Square. The canopy changes colour responding to the environment around it. This is part of larger video called Canopy & Connection.

Elderly Animals


Isa Lashko discusses her photo series entitled ‘Elderly Animals’ in a moving short by Walley Films. Some of the images are mildly upsetting, just a prior warning.

Caine’s Arcade


Caine is a 9-year-old boy who, a few years ago, set up an arcade in his Dad’s auto parts store. Using cardboard boxes and his old toys, Caine created a fully functioning arcade complete with tickets and prizes and Nirvan Mullick created a short film about it.

The Gap


An alternative look at the quote we used to open the evening by Daniel Sax.

Made You Look


Made You Look is a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century.

Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners we explore the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era.

The Venue

Electric Cinema

Made You Look will take place at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham city centre on Wednesday 30th September 6pm – 8.30pm.

Established in 1909 the Electric Cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK. It’s got comfy seats, great food and alcoholic drinks. We picked it because it’ll set the perfect mood for an evening of creative arts films.

The Electric Cinema
47–49 Station Street
B5 4DY

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