Monday, June 16, 2008

Toe Jam - The Brighton Port Authority ft. David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal

Hilarious use of censor bars on nekid girls turned into art. The video is so clever. I hear Fatboy Slim put the BPA project together. Anyone know more about the video?


Radiohead - Weird Fishes / Arpeggi

This is a fan video, not an official Radiohead video. Pretty.

Weird Fishes: Arpeggi from flight404 on Vimeo.


Friday, June 13, 2008

The AKA's- Dead Flowers Forever by Transistor Studios

Transistor Studios created this music video for the AKA's from concept to completion. It has a very unique look and feel to it, not your typical "let's put a film look on it" piece. Film negatives are intertwined with black and white op-art graphics, split screens and shaky camera moves- really nice work, with a 6 week turnaround!

transistor dead flowers

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Real Tuesday Weld - Bathtime In Clerkenwell

Could this be more fun? I doubt it. The animation is by Alex Budovsky.

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Emily Haines - Our Hell

This reversal of luminance gives a very eerie effect! Directed by Jaron Albertin.


Monday, June 09, 2008

Dreamworks selects Shine for Kung Fu Panda

Shine has worked in collaboration with James Baxter Animation and the DreamWorks Animation team of animators, production designers and directors to create the main title sequence for DreamWorks Animation's new film, Kung Fu Panda. The film features some gorgeous 3D animation, along with very slick, stylized 'bookends' for the beginning dream sequence and end titles that are a nice blending of 2D and 3D elements.

kung fu panda

I was struck by the very subtle details of the characters, yet the film retained this unique stylized appearance influenced by Chinese calligraphy - along with some great action sequences!

Note from Michele: We'll be interviewing Shine Studio about their work on Kung Fu Panda in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Girl Effect

Really nice pacing and typography. Plus, a great cause.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

I Met The Walrus

Animated by Josh Raskin, illustrations by James Braithwaite. An interview with John Lennon from John and Yoko's Bed-In in 1969. The animation is really clever.

Here's a wonderful film we sneaked in at the end of BUG 07 that I think withstood the crappy sound. It's called 'I Met The Walrus' and although it isn't strictly a music video it features the words of John Lennon and it's amazing so we hoped no one would object to us including it. The story behind it is that in 1969 when John and Yoko were in Toronto as part of their bed-in for peace tour, a 14 year old Beatles fan with a tape recorder called Jerry Levitan knocked on every door of the hotel where he knew Lennon was staying until he found him at which point Lennon was good enough to give him a 40 minute interview. The tape of the interview gathered dust for around 35 years until Jerry Levitan met a young animator called Josh Raskin whose work impressed him sufficiently for him to allow Josh to make a film to accompany an edited section of this Lennon tape. The result was nominated for an Oscar this year but remarkably few people seen it. Enjoy.

Hey, wait... I thought the Walrus was Paul? (Glass Onion - okay, I'm a Beatle geek, now you know).

Via Create Digital Motion

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