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.
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
Director: Lizzie Oxby
Production company: Finetake - Commission: Channel 4 Television lizzieoxby.com
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 and digital effects to create a dark world of uncertain reality. EXTN.21 was selected for Short of the Week in 2018 and was one of eight shorts invited to play at the major 2017 thriller season last year at London's BFI Southbank, 'Who can you Trust?'.
The film’s played at over 200 film festivals and won numerous awards, including a British Animation Award and a nomination for a BIFA: British Independent Film Award. Broadcasts include: Channel 4 Television, Arte France/Germany, CBC Canada, Canal+ Poland and Universal Italy. With nice write ups on Cartoon Brew, Televisual, IndieWire, Reperages and Creative Review.
‘a fresh, smart short film of the highest calibre’, Indiewire
‘a masterpiece of design and execution’, Short of the Week