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” »
Another day, another new studio to dotmogo – how many of you that we don’t know about out there…? This time round we were very happy that DesignStudio got in touch – set up about five years ago by Ben Wright and Paul Stafford and in the business of motion graphics, animation and print.
For their first send-in they gave us “Hachinoko”, in collaboration with Jack Featherstone – a darkly humourous music video for electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco & German house legend, Roman Flügel. Continue reading “DesignStudio – Hachinoko-Video for Simian Mobile Disco & Romain Flügel” »
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” »
We’re always excited when someone new (to us at least) sends in some great work. Oscar Gonzalez Diez is no newcomer, however, with 15 years commercial experience under his belt (starting his time in the UK as head of animation at Red). Nowadays he works as an independent cg artist doing vfx supervisor and design as well as directing work under the moniker Plastic Science
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” »