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” »
Finally, I’ve finished my self imposed exile into a darkened room with only the Bassawards judging platform for company and come out the other side! It’s always a long process, but I was honoured to have been asked on behalf of dotmogo to judge all the entries. As expected a huge variety of styles and ideas – mostly to a high standard.
Here’s a special post showcasing the Gold winners of this motion graphics, animation and broadcast design awards. That’s not to say that there wasn’t a lot of other very interesting work to see from around the globe, in those that did not win. The best thing to do is go to the Bassawards website winner’s page and have a look at as many of the other pieces as you can.
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” »
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” »