Three-time Oscar-nominated director/animator Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, L’illusionniste, The Old Lady and the Pigeons) and London animation force th1ng responded to Matt Groening’s invite to create a Simpson’s couch gag with this appropriately over-the-top Gaulish interpretation. Previous guest couch [Read more]
Prodco Animasjonsdepartementet, Mill+ Studio and director Martin Engh spin a Norwegian folktale and cross-country skiing triple olympic champion Marit Bjørgen into an inspired mix of 2D hand animation, 3D, camera projection, and compositing, all inspired by the style of 19th century Norwegian illustrator Theodor [Read more]
Bristol director/designer/animator/seizure inducer and Stash fave Russ Murphy teams with director Pace Rivers for his latest graphic maelstrom, a flickering glitchiphonic “Apocalypse” by NY rapper/producer TiDUS – shot in the artist’s home town and screwed with heavily back in RUFFMERCY studios. [Read more]
Shynola adds a new chapter to their canon of innovative music videos with this otherworldly CG take on “Tookah” by Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini. The synthetic style of the submerged facial animation will strike some as unfinished or at least lacking finesse, but there’s no doubt it adds an element of unease that elevates the clip above the merely ethereal. Label: Rough Trade, direction/animation/edit: Shynola, production: Black Dog Films.
Stash is pleased to present the online premiere of Richard Hickey’s “Francis.” A former Superfad director/CD, Hickey (now repped by Not to Scale in the UK and Logan & Sons in the US) worked with EP Kevin Batten to craft the tense and perfectly-paced film from a Dave Eggars short story first heard on a “This American Life” broadcast. [Read more]
London animator, director, writer and all-round motion-master Fraser Davidson follows his 2012 “Irritable Bowl Syndrome” with another sharp and breathless ode to American football once again combining the pacing of a rant with his signature graphic style to provide both hilarity and insight, all fueled by the VO talents of Billy Baumann and Mark Brickey at aidpodcast.com. Audio: Morgan Samuel. [Read more]
Both fans and detractors of Milkyeyes (aka Donato Sansone) have come to expect the unexpected from the Torino-based director/animator/artist/compositor who often pushes his video experiments past the boundaries of NSFW. This latest piece, an exercise in disturbing/comic portraiture, builds on his “Draft” video [Read more]
Japanese motion designer/director Takashi Ohashi dials in his talent for weaving simple elements into intricate and engaging worlds by referencing electrical schematics and side-scroller video games for his new music video for the insanely catchy Megu & Patron track “pari pari pa-ri-.”