You may or may not know that Adam Buxton has a real obsession with David Bowie – so much so that he even appears on Celebrity Mastermind with a specialist subject of “Bowie in the 1970’s” Coupled with his beautifully understated Bowie impersonation and the amazing animation skills of the McLeod Brothers – you get one of the funniest imaginary sketches in the life of David Bowie, I’ve ever seen. Continue reading “Adam Buxton – David Bowie Animation” »
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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” »
Ok it’s taken a while to get this together and as there’s so much great work out there we have decided to split this post in to two.
In part one we will look at best 2D animation, 3D animation, title sequences, TV promo and experimental pieces. One thing we realised is that lots of the categories we chose overlap with each other – however it wouldn’t be practical to lump everything into one big blob of visual mayhem – so bear with us! The main thing is that we want to champion amazing work with UK involvement – I think we are world leaders in motion and design – so, lets show it off! Continue reading “Best of 2012 in motion graphics & animation part 1” »
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As soon as I saw this inventive and staunchly unncommercial video I thought of Gunther Von Hagen’s amazing Bodyworlds exhibition – where he slices up real bodies in crossections. In this case I think it’s a bit more figurative than literal and we get a look into a bust of SiBegg’s head. Done as a collaboration between Atyp & Si Begg to promote his latest album – it was produced as a result of a brief based on the story of a jazz drummer who had tourette’s syndrome. (I challenge any advertising agency to use that as a starter for one of their briefs…)