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” »
Sliding sunnily into summer – the See No Evil June get together is nearly upon us – this time with the highly accomplished animator noir -
Ben Hibon. He has created a wide gamut of work, including the Tale Of The Three Brothers in the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows film (below), TV commercials, epic video games trailers (see above) and a whole host of other private projects.
I’m very happy to say I recently found another Layzell Bros animation infecting the interweb with their crazed view of the world. Their hyper saturated world of surreal interactions never fails to brighten up my day. This time they have teamed up with ADHD (Animation Domination High Def), the Fox network’s radical late night all-animation programming slot, to hatch a brilliantly rude vision of finding love in the future that proves the more things change, the more they stay the same. Like terrible chat-up lines. Or guys hitting on girls way out of their league. Or gay alien terrorists. Ok yeah, maybe that’s a bit different. Continue reading “Layzell Brothers – Future Travel Animation” »
As regular readers of this blog know we really support animation in a big way – and this is why we are very excited by the LIAF when it comes to town each year. This year it’s their 10th anniversary. It runs from Friday 26th Oct to Sunday 3rd November inclusive, and it always amazes us at how much they can pack in, on so many skill levels for such reasonable prices. During the 10 years they’ve had 12,000 entries and screened over 2500 films.
It would be impossible to do justice to the full program in a blog post, however I will try and give you an overview of it’s brialliantness (is that even a word…?). Continue reading “LIAF 2013 – London International Animation Festival” »
I’m going to say it up front – I flipping love whales – large but gentle, mammals like us and even got their own language. So anything that can help get the humans off their backs is good with me.
Quite apart from that – I found this film very arresting – the tone of it is so jolly and in the style of a 1940’s news reel, but the message is so stark. At first you think it’s going to say something positive but by the end I felt a bit queasy – but I guess that’s the point. It’s too easy for informational films to bang on about their topic until you are thoroughly de-sensitised. Continue reading “Jez Lysaght – WDC Anti Whaling Film” »