I thought there was something very mesmerising about this strict black white and red music video by Jim Howells. Although this was an ultra low/no budget project there is something about the combination of the Radiohead-like Phoria and the harsh white light moving across the wolves that raised my pulse when I was watching it. Continue reading “Jim Howells – Phoria Music Video” »
Finally, I’ve finished my self imposed exile into a darkened room with only the Bassawards judging platform for company and come out the other side! It’s always a long process, but I was honoured to have been asked on behalf of dotmogo to judge all the entries. As expected a huge variety of styles and ideas – mostly to a high standard.
Here’s a special post showcasing the Gold winners of this motion graphics, animation and broadcast design awards. That’s not to say that there wasn’t a lot of other very interesting work to see from around the globe, in those that did not win. The best thing to do is go to the Bassawards website winner’s page and have a look at as many of the other pieces as you can.
Another day, another new studio to dotmogo – how many of you that we don’t know about out there…? This time round we were very happy that DesignStudio got in touch – set up about five years ago by Ben Wright and Paul Stafford and in the business of motion graphics, animation and print.
For their first send-in they gave us “Hachinoko”, in collaboration with Jack Featherstone – a darkly humourous music video for electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco & German house legend, Roman Flügel. Continue reading “DesignStudio – Hachinoko-Video for Simian Mobile Disco & Romain Flügel” »
Well, truly #mindblown after watching this latest video from Noah Harris on the BlinkInk roster. A veritable cornucopia of rave babies and golden arses. It was not until the third viewing that I started seeing all the clever things going on in this video – the synchronisation of certain musical elements to certain things on screen, the mixture of what looks like old school stop frame and high tech 3D animation, and the sheer variety of visual ideas. I can see echoes of the great Jan Svankmajer here – in the swooping repetition and the merciless playing with the human form. I like to think this is what his work would look like if he had gone into music videos… Continue reading “Noah Harris at Blinkink – Julio Bashmore Music Video” »
We’re always excited when someone new (to us at least) sends in some great work. Oscar Gonzalez Diez is no newcomer, however, with 15 years commercial experience under his belt (starting his time in the UK as head of animation at Red). Nowadays he works as an independent cg artist doing vfx supervisor and design as well as directing work under the moniker Plastic Science