I know that you might think we couldn’t possibly fit any more creative studios in East London, but it seems there is still room for experienced freelancers that set up on their own. Most recently is Pryce Duncalf’s animation and VFX studio called Munk - he’s been in the industry for 13 years freelancing in animating commercials, visual effects, content, promos and channel identity with over 20 awards to his name. Continue reading “Munk – New Shoreditch VFX & Animation Studio” »
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” »
Whilst the TV industry waits, with baited breath, for the PROMAX 2014 winners to be announced, I thought I would write about a fascinating project that was sent in by Compost. It can’t have escaped your notice that it was the centenary of the start of the First World War this year (although I’m never quite sure what there is to celebrate about this)…and there have been a whole lot of programs about it. Continue reading “Compost – The People’s Story VFX” »
ModernEye are a new motion design and VFX agency fresh on the UK scene in the last 6 months, a collaboration between directors Frederic Bonpapa and Jon Uriarte. Their introductory project, ‘A Twirling Day‘ is a short film set in a harsh but minimalist environment with a single, silent character.
With 10 years of experience working in the VFX industry in Paris it is an exciting debut for the duo, with a second film called ‘Light Motif‘ now also in production. I caught up with them to talk about their first film, to find out a little about their inspiration and process… Continue reading “ModernEye – ‘A Twirling Day’ film & Interview” »