I know that you might think we couldn’t possibly fit any more creative studios in East London, but it seems there is still room for experienced freelancers that set up on their own. Most recently is Pryce Duncalf’s animation and VFX studio called Munk – he’s been in the industry for 13 years freelancing in animating commercials, visual effects, content, promos and channel identity with over 20 awards to his name. Continue reading “Munk – New Shoreditch VFX & Animation Studio” »
Inspired by the ingenious repetitive rhythms of Steve Reich’s ‘Music for 18 Musicians’, director Frédéric Bonpapa was first motivated to make this film 12 years ago. Frédéric has been working in VFX in Paris for over 10 years, but moved to London last year.
Fuelled by Frédéric’s VFX skills (working in SoftImage, Mental Ray and Nuke) and a love for music, he has created this wonderful piece of minimal experimental storytelling, which he describes as “a synaesthetic experience”. We spoke to the director to find out the intention and the process behind the work… Continue reading “Frédéric Bonpapa – Light Motif – Animated Film” »
Bristol-based studio Burrell Durrant Hifle have animated seven poems for a feature length documentary film called War of Words – Soldier-Poets of the Somme, about writers such as J.R.R Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves who fought and wrote from the same battlefield.
We caught up with BDH‘s Creative Director John Durrant to talk about the project in more detail. Continue reading “Burrell Durrant Hifle – The Somme in Seven Poems” »
Whilst the TV industry waits, with baited breath, for the PROMAX 2014 winners to be announced, I thought I would write about a fascinating project that was sent in by Compost. It can’t have escaped your notice that it was the centenary of the start of the First World War this year (although I’m never quite sure what there is to celebrate about this)…and there have been a whole lot of programs about it. Continue reading “Compost – The People’s Story VFX” »