His animated puppets let loose in the world are set on epic proportions. The puppets themselves are incredibly beautiful and when dropped in to a stop-motion landscape of juttering clouds and flickering bushes, it all becomes wonderfully real. I've known and loved Tobias Stretch's work for a few years now, it's probably a good time to recap on his newer work. http://web.mac.com/tobystretch/Site/Welcome.html
Are my first love, but I ain't no soppy romantic, oh no. Seeing as it's Record Store Day tomorrow, I thought I'd write down (for my own benefit more than yours) the ten albums that ring in my ears when I' am attempting creativity. There are, as follows:
Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys:
Jamie T - Panic Prevention:
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Angles
Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
Burial - Untrue
Adele - 19
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Klaxons - Myths of The Near Future
Coldplay - Parachutes
Radiohead - In Rainbows
These are all in no order of significance or favourites, and are always subject to change and aren't even the most played, but it's just a wee summary.
All my work's being uploaded to whatisviscomm.blogspot.com for our current (and last) brief of the year at college/uni. This one involves showing Tony Blair as a multi-dimensional person, not a villainous character.
This is just a genius short animation, I recommended everyone who's pretty atheist to watch it. It's not heavy on the religion front but there's some big truth nuggets in there. Oh and anyone producing moving image or animation for the FMP might be interested.
<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="295" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lWP9VvkeTmA?fs=1" width="480"></iframe>Has to be my favourite song off the album. But there's more to it just being a song. Chase and Status have actually taken an unexpected step in the direction of creating social awareness, in particular about domestic violence and the impact it has on the entire family. It helps that the video is well shot, but a good song, video, and purpose just forms an uncriticisable package of brilliance in my eyes.
I'am a little bit of a Doctor Who fan (understatement) and I've just found these beauties, taking some of the best episodes of the last serious and creating wonderful dated film posters out of them. Along with these is the new series trailer in full, revealing some highly exciting, if a wee bit scary, villains. Hooray for Doctor Who, my Saturdays are soon to be decent again. Oh and James Cordon's coming back...