Friday, April 13, 2012

And now some good animation... ;)

Ok, here's some good stuff if you're sick of watching 35 hours of plants blowing in the wind:

Film clip for the song Bronte, from the Gotye album Making Mirrors
Directed and animated by Ari Gibson at Mechanical Apple
Background art by Jason Pamment

I love the cel shading and hand painted backgrounds on this one, and the use of color and shading really sets the mood for this music video... too bad this one isn't longer. The simple look of the character's faces also sets this one apart, very similar to the face rig I've used for all my recent productions. (the same face rig, with a few more additions, that I actually developed at the END of production on the final Rocketmen vs Robots film)

There's definitely an Anime look going on here but at the same time the (skeleton) crew of artists have gone out of their way to establish their own stylistic feel which isn't TRYING to be Anime... or Disney... Originality is rare to find and so refreshing when you actually do find it.

1 comment:

Shawn said...

How did you know this is 3d animated? Is there a making of this video?
If so I'd love to see it.