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” »
See No Evil’s April edition sees a couple of cracking animators with very different styles each giving a talk. First up Red Knuckles (Mario Ucci and Rick Thiele) who animated this wickedly good short film called Dark Noir - co-created by Rafael Grampá, Absolut and Facebook fans worldwide. Intriguingly, during a live interactive three-week period, on Facebook/Absolut, Grampá encouraged consumers to take part and influence the action and storyline as he wrote it. To help him transform his 2D characters and script into 3D, Grampá teamed up with Red Knuckles animation studio. This collaboration premiered at MADE in Berlin. Continue reading “See No Evil April With Doug Hindson & Red Knuckles” »
Art&Graft have been busy recently – giving a new facelift to Turner’s Boomerang cartoon channel. With it’s eye-popping colours, quirky hybrid of 2D and 3D animation and a liberal smattering of your favourite cartoon characters – it’s certainly grabs your attention. Continue reading “Art&Graft – Boomerang TV Idents & Rebrand” »
Sometimes dotmgo is sent self-initiated projects that show off the skills of its creator and they are normally narrative led pieces. In this case however Matt Frodsham sent in a slightly bonkers piece of proof-of-concept animation, which could so easily be extraplolated in to a whole cartoon series. (Take note Cartoon Network…). Continue reading “Matt Frodsham – Birds Experimental Animation” »
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” »