Well, truly #mindblown after watching this latest video from Noah Harris on the BlinkInk roster. A veritable cornucopia of rave babies and golden arses. It was not until the third viewing that I started seeing all the clever things going on in this video – the synchronisation of certain musical elements to certain things on screen, the mixture of what looks like old school stop frame and high tech 3D animation, and the sheer variety of visual ideas. I can see echoes of the great Jan Svankmajer here – in the swooping repetition and the merciless playing with the human form. I like to think this is what his work would look like if he had gone into music videos… Continue reading “Noah Harris at Blinkink – Julio Bashmore Music Video” »
I had a very enjoyable encounter today – I was invited by Ella Boekeman at MPC to come and talk about animals. Not the living breathing kind, but the impossibly detailed CGi ones that they make at MPC London. Lead animator Tim Van Hussen, was also in the room, to add some of the background detail to these amazing creatures Continue reading “MPC – Smirnoff & First Direct 3D Animal Animations” »
I was intrigued by this spellbinding animation sent to me by Steve Smith at Beakus recently. When I put it in fullscreen I was transported to a strange grainy black and white world with lots of explosions and Expressionist sensibilities. The music was great as well – it reminded me of the “ghostrock” group Piano Magic. After a couple of views I was still pretty puzzled so I rang up to find out more…
It turns out it was the latest music video for the Mercury Music Prize nominated band Savages – a new track called ‘Marshal Dear’. Directed by Gergely Wootsch Continue reading “Beakus – Savages “Marshal Dear” animated music video” »
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 glad that we are being sent more motion work from computer games now – this is a huge area and the quality levels are very high…
This time round Territory have sent us a collection of cinematics for Sony Computer Entertainment & Guerrilla Cambridge’s fifth addition to the Killzone franchise – Killzone: Mercenary. It turns out that this game is only available on the latest Sony handheld device – the Vita – so everything was designed for the 5” OLED display. Continue reading “Territory Studio – Killzone Merc Game Animations” »