Monday, October 03, 2005

Channel 4 spot


These are stills from a 10 second short I made back in college. It was one of 10 commisioned by Channel 4 to promote their 4-Mations season. It was all done the old-fashioned way with cels & paint, scraped back to give it that scratchy look. 9 other students from art schools around the UK were commisioned too, each in a different medium & set to a piece of classical music. Mine was set to Mussorgsky's 'Gnomus'.

16 comments:

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! Love the style a lot!! Very dramatic!

Dan Thompson said...

Very nice! Even back in college you were real good. yer special.

girlinthecorneroffice said...

NICE.

mind if i link your blog to mine? :)

Matthew Cruickshank said...

I remember seeing this on telly, and then meeting the guy who made it. It went out on air very late at night if I remember. Accomplished work for a student!

Boris Hiestand said...

Most of us were still copying Disney characters when we were in college. I want to make babies with you.

AndyMurray said...

I would go as far as making babies with you, but you were, even back then a talented bugger!!!
See you soon.

AndyMurray said...

I MEANT I WOULDNT!!!! TYPING ERROR!!!!!

Matt J said...

Hey thanks all for the response. I wish Christian Garland had a blog so you could all see his 4-Mations spot - he's the only other person I know who did one. It was a great way for Channel 4 to support student animation - the budget for mine was £1000 & the college gave it ALL to me! Got me through my course & kept me in beer & Ryvita.
Boris & Andy - let's be a three father family & we'll decorate the nursery together?
U guys seen the new CARS trailer ?

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Don't you mean Beer and Rowena?

AndyMurray said...

Wheres the new CARS trailer??!!

Matt J said...

The Spanish boys managed to download it from somewhere -

JonJones said...

Rowena? What, like a sewing machine?

JonJones said...

the link to the cars thing is bust.

I'm going to act it out on my way home. My car speaks to me. It's special.

JonJones said...

MATT! Can you disable the word verification thing? It's a pain in the chuff!

the doodlers said...

Great stuff! Love this scratch-backed look. We've been reading your blog a while. We'll add your link on ours.

Matt J said...

Hey ,thanks for the comments all & doodlers cheers for the link. Saw the BLOGISMS on your site - these will enter common parlance I'm sure. At least I now have fitting descriptions for my fellow 'blogsnoggers'!