15 Feb 2014

Garrett Lee Robinson “Not Today”

09 Feb 2014

Illusionite / Hypnotized

22 Jul 2013

“Time to Change: Katie’s Story”

Well if I can’t use this site for a bit of shameless self-promotion, then what’s the point, eh?! Here’s an animation I made for the UK national mental-health awareness campaign Time to Change, telling the story of ‘Katie’, a girl who has come through depression and feels ready to tell her story. It’s a subject close to my heart and a project I was very proud to make.

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09 May 2013

“The Pub” Short by Joseph Pierce

I’ve been away from this site for some time, but am back in the driving seat and will be continuing to bring you the best in animation here from now on – and what better way to get back into it than to share with you this brilliant short film by Joseph Pierce?! I featured the trailer on here a while back, but it is now available in full, after justly winning a multitude of awards the world over. I absolutely love this mixed-media rotoscope style. It’s one I have practiced and studied myself, but this is an exemplary piece. Director’s Notes published a great interview online with Mr. Pierce which can be viewed here. I’ll be keeping an eye out on what he does next an no doubt this won’t be the last you see of him – rumours are he has a feature in development, which I very much hope is true!

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29 Sep 2012

Michael Andrews “Bubbles in Space” Music Video

A really cool example of collaborative animation; over 100 kids were involved in making this, by each colouring in various frames, all done by hand, to create a hectic yet somehow cohesive promo. There’s an accompanying making-of at which provides an interesting little snap-shot of the process. For kicks, pause the video and skip through it to take in the detail of some of the frames!

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28 Sep 2012

“MicMac Lane” Short

A wonderful piece of hand-drawn rotoscope work with so much energy! I particularly like the liquidity of the transitions between the shots, and the use of ‘streaks’ in the illustrations to suggest a drag force on the movement. Animation by Eric Funk.

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05 Apr 2012

“The Pub” Short (Trailer)

Madly cool looking short by Joseph Pierce for Fifty Nine Productions; just the trailer online at the moment as it seems the short itself is doing the rounds on the festival circuit. But until it’s available, check this out, it’s a really good example of stylised rotoscope.

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29 Mar 2012

Parov Stelar “Jimmy’s Gang” Music Video

Not many music videos are this great, and conveniently neither is much music. Rather than a narrative piece here, it’s more a collection of animation ‘samples’ cut together to the music creating something frenetic and just cool! Combining rotoscope and drawn animation, with some wicked surreal backgrounds. A sumptuous visual experience. Animated by Drushba Pankow.

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28 Mar 2012

Breakbot “Baby I’m Yours” Music Video

Ed Banger Records’ release of Breakbot’s track is accompanied by this wonderful video, made with about 2000 rotoscoped watercolours – beautiful in themselves, but also very cleverly pieced together with some imaginative transitions. Lovely Jubbly.

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