WE ARE

Storytellers / Film-makers / Craftsmen
 

We are storytellers, film-makers, craftsmen. Where There’s Smoke creates entertainment, brand & advertising content for multi-channels. We conceive, plan, write, direct & produce our projects. A strong background in branding, broadcast design, film and digital environments is met with extensive agency & big brand experience.

WTS are focused on developing inspirational content with-in the areas of youth, pop culture and lifestyle audiences. However, our experience extends far beyond these niches. We choose to work with energetic brands with a youthful approach to creativity and provide our clients with intimate and relaxed environments for idea development.

Where There's Smoke fosters a belief in collaboration & services can be bundled or unbundled. We’re small by design, big by experience… come play.


If advertising is art... This is a masterpiece
— ADWEEK

CHANNEL [V] - Music Channel Re-Brand 2013


CHANNEL [V] - Music Channel Re-Brand 2013


 

Our latest Ident Campaign and Channel Rebrand for Foxtel's Channel [V] has been our most ambitious project to date. 

WTS explored a variety of themes including rebellion, ritual, love, devotion, spirit, power, and mythology to construct a mesmerising visual journey through conceptual dreamscapes filled with artists and objects from all corners of popular music.

Our approach was inspired by music's finest quality - communication through art. 

RECOGNITION:

ASTRA Industry Excellence Awards 2014
GOLD - MOST OUTSTANDING CHANNEL IMAGE SPOT

PromaxBDA 
GOLD - BEST TELEVISION PROMO
SILVER - MOST OUTSTANDING PROMO OF THE YEAR
SILVER - BEST ON-AIR BRANDING DESIGN
SILVER - BEST VISUAL FX & COMPOSITING



 

 

CREDITS
 

CLIENT: FOXTEL | CHANNEL [V]
 
WTS
Art Direction / Director - Mark Blondel
Senior Designer & Compositor - Raoul Marks
Designer & Compositor (Apocalyptic Love) - Chris Thompson
Additional Design / Rotoscope / Artist selections - Matt Fezz & (Rad) Dan Watkins
Production Company - Where There's Smoke
 

[V]
Creative Director - Sean Vandenberg
Assoc. Creative Director - David Brown 
Additional Design & Compositing - Zakary Chenoweth, Richard Quy
Audio Design - Matt Brown & Simeon Bartholemew