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Frédéric Bonpapa – Light Motif – Animated Film

January 20, 2015 by Reuben Armstrong | 1 Comment

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” »

Jim Howells – Phoria Music Video

July 4, 2014 by Tim Rabjohns | 0 comments

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” »

DesignStudio – Hachinoko-Video for Simian Mobile Disco & Romain Flügel

April 25, 2014 by Tim Rabjohns | 0 comments

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” »

Noah Harris at Blinkink – Julio Bashmore Music Video

March 14, 2014 by Tim Rabjohns | 1 Comment

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” »

Oscar Gonzalez Diez – Beatcam & Film4 Werewolf

January 24, 2014 by Tim Rabjohns | 0 comments

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

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