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” »
Now that Disney’s Wreck It Ralph has come out, it seems we are due for an 8 bit computer game nostalgia fest. The new “Boss Wave” music promo for rising dubstep producer Xilent, is an 8 bit delight and much too smart to be mistaken for a Disney production. Now it might seem like we are in cahoots with Blinkink or something, as this is the second post in a row about their directors – but it’s not true – they’re just doing some great work… Continue reading “Kristofer Ström – Xilent “Boss Wave” music video” »
Time to look at Part 2 of our best of motion graphics and animation of 2012. In this part we’ll look at Commercial work, Installations, Channel Idents, Pop Promos, Outdoor, Best Edit and Non Broadcast. Continue reading “Best of 2012 in motion graphics & animation part 2” »
I recently came across a director who mixes live action, 2D and 3D animation techniques – so far so normal. However Chris Boyle does it in a way that is quite twisted and with a funny if weird sens of humour. Here are a couple of his recent music videos for you to decide for yourself. First up is the song Reset by Three Trapped Tigers.
I asked Chris a bit about this video – (it takes a little while to get going, but bear with it!) - he told me: “Following on from animating a promo for THE WHO, I was hungry to retain a similar amount of creative freedom which fortunately the THREE TRAPPED TIGERS commission provided. The video took about 12 weeks to make, mainly because the budget was quite low so I designed posters, made rubbish websites and blocked out the animation for the film in the gaps between doing more sensible animation and direction jobs.” Continue reading “Chris Boyle Three Trapped Tigers & Emperor Yes music videos” »
Unique style is hard to come by nowadays in a world of video-sharing websites and accessible software, but this surreal short film cut-through and grabbed my attention. Using a wide range of mixed media from paints and pastels, plus software such as After Effects, Blender and even Windows 3D Movie Maker (remember? from 1995!), Dan Jacobs has created a piece that is interesting on a number of levels.