I was at a meeting at multi discipline powerhouse Territory the other day and conversation got round to the work they have done for a couple of recent mega films – Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
They are usually commissioned for all sorts of interesting types of work – websites, iOS apps, channel idents, game trailers and print design. However I was particularly interested in the area of animating screens and projections for movies. It’s definitely an area that adds a lot of realism to the movie experience, and always leaves me wanting to have the same experience in my everyday life, but somehow my car HUD just isn’t the same… Continue reading “Territory – Prometheus & Zero Dark Thirty graphics” »
For some reason this Emperor Yes track makes me want to drink beer in the sunshine – it’s got such a wide open feel, and a strong flavour of Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips.
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” »
So finally the winners have been announced the new international motion design awards, called “BassAwards”
You may remember from last year these innovative awards do not have an awards ceremony as such and that all the business is conducted online. Despite this they have pulled together a decent international panel of judges and entries from over 50 countries. – including the UK representitive Kevin Hill from The Council. Continue reading “BassAwards – Winners announced” »
I just wanted to give you lovely lot an update on one of favourite creatives in the UK at the moment. We featured their Crystal Antlers music video in 2011 and the I lost track of them. Finally I discovered they were directing at the wonderful Blinkink. They have been described as “animation super-siblings”, which is about right. The Layzell Brothers, who I imagine had some sort of incident in a prestigious Swiss brain research clinic when they were younger, which caused their impressively fertile imaginations. Continue reading “Layzell Brothers – Livin’ In The Sunlight, Lovin’ In The Moonlight 2D animation” »
Cows that play the guitar, a human body with a bird’s head and a walking ball of flame – what’s that got to do with vegetarianism? I’m not sure, but I don’t care as I’m fascinated by this quirky animation from Passion Pictures & Strange Beast. Although it is a full blown product commercial it looks like a pop video for a hip indy band – which is a huge relief when you see most of what passes for animation in TV commercial world. You also get Macca singing the backing track as a bonus. Continue reading “Passion Pictures – Love Linda animation” »