Isn't wonderful how a little box can tell a complex story?
DIRECTOR Rob Shaw
ANIMATION STUDIO Bent Image Lab bentimagelab.com
MUSIC BY They Might Be Giants
For this music video, Rob Shaw took his robot minions quite seriously. In an early section of the video you'll notice soldier robots popping out of paper sheets and folding themselves into three dimensional shapes. This was actually how each robot was made. Rob Shaw created a design with which he could print out paper cut outs of each robot, which would then be folded into the characters.
Known for his character animation, Shaw used an all paper set and cast of characters in a combination of techniques to create this robot-ruled Rome. You'll notice that many shots were created using 2D techniques, while others utilized 3D paper puppets.
Rob Shaw's music video for the They Might Be Giants song, "I'm Impressed" won a gold plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Naive clown with a fabulous act and a heart of gold wants to join the circus. But this is no ordinary circus.
Stop-motion puppet film from 2004
In danish! (but with english subtitles)
Director: Thomas Pors
Sound Design: Nicolai Linck
Producer: Anna-Maria Kantarius
Production: The National Filmschool of Denmark
Meet Tipsy, a puppeteered wine bottle character enhanced with photo real animation that sings about the film festival in Sonoma. He loves film. He loves good food. And he loves to drink – a little too much.
"Tipsy" is also the trailer we created for the 2011 Sonoma International Film Festival. We are also a major sponsor.
Executive Creative Director: Michael Wilde
Executive Creative Director: Jack Fund
Production Company: Psyop
Psyop Creative Directors: Todd Mueller, Kylie Matulick
Executive Producer: Kim Wildenburg
Executive Producer: Michael Schlenker
Producers: Cally Morton, Amanda Miller
Assistant Producer: Minh Ly
Live Action Producer: Michael Angelos
Director of Photography: Christopher Gallo
VFX Supervisor: Lane Jolly
Designers: Kenesha Sneed, Jordan Metcalf
Storyboard Artist: Vinny Delay
Lead Technical Director: David Chontos
Lead Compositors: Lane Jolly, Ryan Raith
Modeling: Matt Berenty, Aaron Vest
Rigging: Sean Kealey
Animation: Dan Vislocky, Ryan Moran, David Han, Sean Kealey
Texture: Matt Berenty
Lighting: Matt Berenty
Lead Tracking: Mark Lipsmeyer
Compositer: Stephen Holbrook
Lead Roto: Stephen Holbrook
Editorial: Smile Edit
Editor: Brett Nicoletti
Music Company: Changeling Music
Composer: Jamie Saxe
Lyrics by Jennie Chamberlain & Gabriel Lichstein
Sound Mix Company: Lime Studios
Mixers: Lindsey Alvarez, Francine Boucher
Executive Producer: Bruce Horwitz
Director: Lizzie Oxby
Production company: Finetake - Commission: Channel 4 Television
Extn.21 is a short film about one man’s desire to be heard. The film uses an innovative blend of atmospheric stop-frame animation, live action performance (a live action head on a stop-frame puppet) and digital effects to create a dark world of uncertain reality (9 mins).
The film won several awards, including a British Animation Award and a nomination for a British Independent Film Award. Broadcasts include: Channel 4 Television, Arte France/Germany, CBC Canada, Canal+ Poland and Universal Italy.
If you would like to see a 3-minute making of the film, it can be seen here: vimeo.com/lizzieoxby/extn21-the-making-of