Rob and I made the opening sequence for this no-frills comedy show. Their USP is that they grab acts off the stage while they’re fresh and slap them on TV – and see what works. Thus, we did the same with the clay models.
Another bunch for JibJab – Inspired by the Thank-you Cat, we went full-on claymation.
Nasty festive fantasy. The lovely winter wonderland background is made of tissue paper and twigs. You should hear the demo for this: it’s catchy but Rob sounds mental.
An Indiana Jones-inspired short, promoting Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball.
It was quite an ambitious project, with characters based on some of the comedy greats who’ve been on the show in the past – along with the ones from this year. Then crushing them all!
The set was made from chunks of wood and all filmed on the edge of Rob’s desk.
The Mighty Boosh threw us for a loop by double-booking themselves on that night, so we hastily reshot what was quite an involved end scene of them being trapped between encroaching walls.
We had to film it twice, due to the aformentioned laptop fire.
Check it out!
We also shot a couple of other promotional shorts.
JibJab got back to us with a bunch of new commissions. They were after stuff for a variety of occasions, which was nice, as it gave us the opportunity to mix things up a little.
Trying something a bit different; the cat is made from Blu-Tack. It’s lovely to work with, although you may notice the cat getting slightly squatter as the sequence continues and it all settles.
The client didn’t go for this but I think it’s jolly good.
Spent much of last month animating and doing songs with Rob Manuel. Mister Pitchy is a demented singer-songwriter who pitches unsuitable ideas to various celebrities. We needed a format to hang some peculiar song ideas off.
Fed up with Flash so we decided to do the whole thing with cut-out bits of paper.
I Wish My Wife Was a Horse
Poor old Prince Charles…