Director/animator Atsushi Makino hand-crafted more than 60 intensely detailed match boxes then blended them with traditional animation, CG, stop-motion, and roto’d footage of Japanese artist Sasano Maly performing his track “Baloney Speaker” for U&R Records.
With “Turn Down for What” set to crack 155M views on YT at the time of this post, Sirs Kwan and Scheinert’s cult status appears to be in jeopardy. But as overplayed and omni-present as it may be, this manic mini-masterwork for the DJ Snake & Lil Jon single deserves to rank on every serious 2014 Best-of list. [Read more]
San Francisco directing team Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch aka Encyclopedia Pictura, replace their intricate and hyper-detailed live action ways with intricate and hyper-detailed animation on the music video for Panda Bear’s “Boy’s Latin” with Hornet director Eran Hilleli on board as animation director. [Read more]
Minivegas‘ fun new ASUS clip featuring working stiff birds of all types extends an idea explored by UK director Ninian Doff back in 2011 for his no-budget Fulton Lights “Staring Out of The Window” music video starring a Rat Pack of crows.
Nexus director/graphic artist Nicolas Ménard takes on the “Illuminate” track from UK producer Tourist as his first music video assignment, animating a flat graphic treatment inspired by Japanese graphic artist Yuichi Yokoyama and retro games X and 3D World Runner.
Nicolas Ménard: “It’s been a real blast to direct Tourist’s Illuminate music video. Not only because it’s such a playful, awesome sounding track, but also because Will was keen to jump straight into the weird abstract universe I’d suggested. Everything was animated frame by frame in Photoshop, with some slight compositing in After Effects, and the editing in Premiere.”