With a back catalogue of music videos which lists Radiohead and Efterklang as collaborators, Director/Animator/Sculptor Tobias Stretch has become somewhat of a go-to-man when it comes to unique, stand-out music videos. Lending his distinct vision to track ‘Craco’ from German pianist HAUSCHKA, the two artists come to together to create a real piece of beauty and emotion – something not often seen in the world of music videos.
With his 4 shorts from the ‘Animator vs. Animation’ series clocking up over 10-million views on YouTube, to say ‘Alan Becker’s’ comedic tale of an artist battling with his stickman creation has been an online success would be somewhat of understatement. Recently releasing the fourth instalment of his ever-popular series, we take a look at his latest story, along with his 3 previous short films.
On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion. With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.
A conveyor belt of prospective suitors attempt to woo a beautiful woman in Dugan O’Neal’s funk-filled promo for Chromeo track ‘Old 45’s’ – keep an eye out for cameo’s from Haim and Jon Heder.
Recently selected for Vimeo’s curation of Toronto International Film Festival shorts, we speak to director Ray Wong about his science-fiction short film ‘Burnt Grass’
“When we are born, we are about as wet as a banana” – Sophie Koko Gate explains how a friend’s revelation on how she thought she would age inspired her RCA animated short ‘Half Wet’
Graduating RCA Animator Nicolas Ménard talks to Directors Notes about his approach to storytelling & the importance of collaboration when making latest short film ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink’
Graduating RCA animator Joe Bichard gives us an insight into how collaboration became the most enjoyable and rewarding part of making his animated short film ‘The Waldgeist & Me’.
Described by the filmmaker as “by the far the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to make”, we caught up with graduating RCA animator Isaac Holland to discuss the concept and production of his latest animated short ‘La Petite Maison’.
The first in our series of interviews with Royal College of Art animators, we speak to Marcus Armitage about his graduation film ‘My Dad’ – a short that depicts a Dad’s influence on a young boy’s life