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” »
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” »
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” »
Bristol-based studio Burrell Durrant Hifle have animated seven poems for a feature length documentary film called War of Words – Soldier-Poets of the Somme, about writers such as J.R.R Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves who fought and wrote from the same battlefield.
We caught up with BDH‘s Creative Director John Durrant to talk about the project in more detail. Continue reading “Burrell Durrant Hifle – The Somme in Seven Poems” »