Agency Journal

Gotta Catch ’em All!

For the longest while, Ashley and I have been talking about Pokémon and how it was so nostalgic back in the good ‘ol days. I vaguely remember having a first generation Charizard card stashed somewhere in my parents’ shed back in Sydney. It was 5:05pm. Ashley was egging me to…

First Assistant Camera

Ken was my First Assistant Cameraman for a little over 10 years. He was 79 when I met him, and he was still freelancing on shoots whenever he could. Still lugging camera gear around. Still chasing after girls on set. Still being generally awesome.

Cats

I just really want to write about cats. Cats are super rad and they are cooler than your mom on a winter’s day. One has to ask though, why do cat people get such a bad rap? I don’t have any compelling arguments to change your preconceived notions about cats,…

In Soviet Russia, Camera Shoots You

I’ve always tried to be a creative person, but I usually just end up tagging along with the creative people hoping it will somehow rub off on me. The only praise I ever got on my creative attempts was from my mom. Thanks mom! But that’s ok, I somehow landed…

Nostalgia & Wanderlust

Recently, I was able to bring our ancient medium format film scanner back from the dead, and so I had a little fun scanning some old forgotten negatives. There was one roll of film I dug up that I especially enjoyed seeing again. It was from a road trip I…

Precious Object

I was in a meeting last week, and it was one of those second meetings with a new client that isn’t quite a client yet, but soon will be. Hopefully. This means they’re still in the process of introducing you to people higher up in the food chain that always…

Live is Life

Geez. It’s been crazy busy here and it seems like I’ve not written anything since forever. At least we’ve updated our website recently, so we’ve got that going for us. I really think our our website should be voted Most Likely to Helvetica but I’m not sure there’s an actual…

Lightsabers and Noobs

So generally, I am quite shy. I mean, who wouldn’t be if they were the new person at their new job? Luckily for me my first week here was also the opening week for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And I was itching to have a discussion with someone about…

We’re hiring again

So yeah, it’s been a while since we posted. Too much stuff to make, too little time. Anyhow we’re looking to hire two new people to help us make more cool stuff; a designer, and an accounts assistant. If you’re interested you can get all the details at http://jobs.emrl.mx/ If…

There is no Santa. But there are shoes.

When I first started working here, I had this idea that EMRL was this… perfect microcosm of the glamorous, brilliant world of advertising. THEY’RE SO SMART AND THEY HAVE SUCH GOOD CLOTHES. I’ve come to realize it’s not like that. Not everyone is a killer business person. Not everyone is…