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” »
Jon Yeo has just released some glimpses into an amazing passion project he is working on called Leviathan Ages. After reading the info sheet about the project and knowing what I know of Jon, I think he can claim to be on the short list of “The Hardest Working Director” in the UK (note to self: remember to patent that idea as a reality show before someone else does…) Continue reading “Jon Yeo – Leviathan Ages Short” »
This month at See No Evil they have the immensely talented Analog Studio. They are a creative visual effects studio based in London producing commercials, music videos, short films and web content. I’ve put a small example of their work above – their recent exploding room for Citizen watches. They produce original content and work together with directors and animators on unique ideas for film and television – and have been featured here a few times on dotmogo. (UKTV Watch idents, CBS Chellozone rebrand and Discovery SCi , to name a few…)
Between them, they have been awarded a VES, Bafta, RTS, Promax BDA Gold and had work nominated for an Emmy, RTS, D&AD - so they definitely know what they’re talking about!
As usual it’s FREE and there are great prizes to win courtesy of their friends at Stash Magazine.
So get down to SNE where you can meet some liked minded creative people, and have some fun in the process!
June 4th | Doors Open 7.00pm | Talk Starts 7.30pm |Cafe 1001 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL
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” »
I was recently approached by Pryce Duncalf – head Honcho of animation and VFX studio Nimble Gimbal about his latest 3D project for a Discovery show called Swimming With Monsters produced by Spun Gold.
I don’t know about you, but I always tend to take it for granted that 3D animators are knocking out technically accurate 3D animals of various sorts all the time with the myriad of templates available. However after talking to Pryce, I realised that it wasn’t as simple as that! Continue reading “Nimble Gimbal – Swimming With Monsters 3D animation” »