This is the sort of competition that all production companies should be doing – looking for new graduate talent and giving them a platform to get noticed. NewD is the brainchild of Steve Smith the founder of Beakus – one of the UK’s busiest independent animation studios.
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” »
We were deciding what to do as an appropriate Festive season post and we decided to have a look at the amazing VFX of some of the best of the Christmas commercials. It seems that people no longer spend time talking about the Christmas idents of the various channels – dwindling budgets have meant a lot of recycling and less impressive productions. Instead the John Lewis ads of the last last few years have kicked off a new tradition of feature film quality commercials for various retailers and brands like sky movies… Continue reading “dotmogo UK Christmas Advert Round Up 2014” »