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Who Is Adam Smith?

Started by inchemwetrust, Jul 05, 2015, 19:08

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Who Is Adam Smith?

If your new to this forum, then this article is just for you, as most of the forum veterans will know and appreciate this!

Ok! Adam Smith is a award winning  director of music, televsion, and film. Adam started his career by making visuals for clubs and raves by co-founding Vegetable Vision. (1990-2002)


https://youtu.be/C7KfDGaoLNg?t=11m39s

He then teamed up with the Chemical Brothers in 1994 by visioning and designing the crazy, psychedelic, and euphoric visulas for the band. While Tom and Ed are blasting away on the stage,  Adam projects his visual masterpieces to the crowd from behind the scenes. In addition, Adam would later use his video talents for the band and create the award winning music video 'Galvanize'!



In Television, besides directing commercials for Nike and Jaguar, Adam also directed episodes of influential TV shows such as 'Skins', 'Dr. Who', and 'Little Dorrit', the multi Emmy award winning series. But his best work was with his longtime friends in 2012, when Adam directed the critically acclaimed Chemical Brothers concert film 'Dont Think'.  Audiences took to their feet in cinemas worldwide and danced in the aisles. 'Don't Think' also won Best Live Film at the Music Video Awards 2013.



To this day, Adam Smith continues to be a visual asset to compliment and to echo the live sounds of the Chemical Brothers wherever they tour, whether from Detroit or to Glastonbury. This year, Adam has come out from behind the projection booth and now has joined Tom on stage (Ed will be back shortly) and will continue to deliver the technicolor, eye-sensory madness he's been doing for the last 20 years.



http://www.rsafilms.com/asia/directors/commercial-directors/adam-smith/commercials-reel/
http://www.flatnosegeorge.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith_%28director%29
Last Edit: Jul 06, 2015, 18:27 by inchemwetrust
This is up there. Like, Star Guitar up there.

Haha, great thread!

This is George or Adam talking:


And here are some of his mindbending visuals:

Acid Father (I think it was Smith Senior who starred in this one)



Behold...Come With Us face


Hey Boy Hey Girl talking Glasses

Last Edit: Jul 05, 2015, 20:42 by Csar
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

Quote from: Csar on Jul 05, 2015, 20:39

(I think it was Smith Senior who starred in this one)
I was pretty sure it was a black guy in white face paint.
Yea though I walk through the valley and shadow of death
every day of my life,
I fear no evil for The Lord is with me.


This is the black actor This is Mark Monero. (notice the prominent tooth gap)


The other one is Smith's father.


Quote
A particularly memorable moment comes during a segue out of Superflash when cherub clowns arrive in choral fashion before making way for a terrifying disembodied Pierrot face - who is in fact Smith's father – quoting computerized Freddy Kruger: "You are all my children now".
http://thequietus.com/articles/07914-dont-think-chemical-brothers-film-director-adam-smith-interview
Last Edit: Jul 06, 2015, 17:28 by Csar
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

It's a Freddy Kruger sample!?

There's my new thing learnt for today. Time to switch the brain off.
dancesoitallkeepsspinning

Quote from: Csar on Jul 06, 2015, 08:24

This is the black actor. (notice the prominent tooth gap)


The other one is Smith's father.

http://thequietus.com/articles/07914-dont-think-chemical-brothers-film-director-adam-smith-interview
The black actor is Mark Monero, who has also done the visuals for Do It Again (the dancers) and Escape Velocity
I can't take the hearbreak of you leaving me again
And I'm not the one I was back then, no, no, no, no
One thing I can't take is to sit home all alone
Do what you like, my dear, but I'm not staying home

Thanks! I'm going to correct that.
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

I didn't know that Adam's dad was Flatnose.
I went and edited my original post.  Fixed!

Hey, I learn something new today.

This is up there. Like, Star Guitar up there.

No, as far as I know, Adam IS Flatnose. His dad just performed as the clown.
Edit:
Found an article that also notes his Flat Nose :).
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But for some directors it's all about inspiration. Adam Smith, better known in the industry as Flat Nose, has been art director for the Chemical Brothers for 12 years, [...]
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/music-videos-sound-and-visionaries-1982675.html
Last Edit: Jul 06, 2015, 22:11 by Csar
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

Quote from: Adam Smith
"Joining The Chemical Brothers is the best summer job I've ever had"
https://www.nowness.com/series/the-chemical-brothers-takeover/the-chemical-brothers-eml-ritual-born-in-the-echoes

You don't say :D

"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

Quote from: Enjoyed on Jul 06, 2015, 11:12

It's a Freddy Kruger sample!?

There's my new thing learnt for today. Time to switch the brain off.


Yep

Can you imagine ..... an extra-terrestrial disc jockey? Like, listening to radio waves from space? It was unbelievable!

Saturate visuals
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2015, 17:35 by Csar
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

I read up in a interview that adam DJ'd back in the day. never knew.

Quote from: kosek on Jul 31, 2015, 12:02


Yep


Jewel-T - I like it loud

Last Edit: Nov 28, 2015, 21:09 by Csar
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

WHAAAAAAT

Nice. God bless this forum.

Quote from: KNE on Aug 16, 2015, 23:40

I read up in a interview that adam DJ'd back in the day. never knew.
Everybody is a DJ
i love chem bros omg!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Chemical Brothers bring Special Effects to Dance Music
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

How cool's that? Students of television and National Film got a seminar with Adam Smith

https://twitter.com/NFTSFilmTV/status/1599749113750294528
"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

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