Visually – wow! – there’s a lot going on – Chris Boyle’s effervescent imagination certainly on fine form here. Band dressed as yetis, check, animated ancient explorer maps, check, something to do with ants and a spilled fizzy drink, er, check. Also what looks like a firm nod in the direction of Studio Ghibli in some of the animation style. Continue reading “Chris Boyle – Emperor Yes-Cosmos Music Video” »
The BBC is one of the world’s most iconic brands and, this is a sort of feel-good piece showing their heritage and the fact that they are forward looking as well. On paper, putting together a montage of existing BBC footage in to a nice neat promo, sounds like a simple task. However as soon as you look at the list of credits on this job you can see that it was a lot more involved than sticking an editor in a room armed with their trusty After Effects… Continue reading “The Mill – BBC – Where Next? promo” »
Here’s an intriguing Daft Punk-esque title sequence for Formula 1 Magazine show for French channel Canal+, by Devilfish.
A nice mixture of live action shot in house at Studio Fortynine, and CG effects. This sequence has a very mysterious feel to it – with it’s abstract shapes and black background. I think, if you didn’t have the familiar bee like buzzing of formula one cars in the background, it could easily be a promo for the next Ministry compilation or something. Continue reading “Devilfish – Canal+ Formula 1 titles” »
I was recently approached by Pryce Duncalf – head Honcho of animation and VFX studio Nimble Gimbal about his latest 3D project for a Discovery show called Swimming With Monsters produced by Spun Gold.
I don’t know about you, but I always tend to take it for granted that 3D animators are knocking out technically accurate 3D animals of various sorts all the time with the myriad of templates available. However after talking to Pryce, I realised that it wasn’t as simple as that! Continue reading “Nimble Gimbal – Swimming With Monsters 3D animation” »
ModernEye are a new motion design and VFX agency fresh on the UK scene in the last 6 months, a collaboration between directors Frederic Bonpapa and Jon Uriarte. Their introductory project, ‘A Twirling Day‘ is a short film set in a harsh but minimalist environment with a single, silent character.
With 10 years of experience working in the VFX industry in Paris it is an exciting debut for the duo, with a second film called ‘Light Motif‘ now also in production. I caught up with them to talk about their first film, to find out a little about their inspiration and process… Continue reading “ModernEye – ‘A Twirling Day’ film & Interview” »