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MJCOLE – Pictures in my head, by Nikilldesign

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When MJ Cole reached out looking for a music video for his new track, I naturally jumped at the chance! Having been a fan of MJ Cole’s music for years it was an amazing opportunity to pour a lot of passion in to a project. Having heard the track, it was clear to me that the piece had to be fun, vibrant and a bit surreal. I wanted to stay true to MJ Cole’s roots but align the visual style to work for todays market.

The inspiration for the video stemmed from the music itself. Sometimes a piece of music makes you see a certain thing, or a collection of things. When listening to Pictures in my Head it instantly triggered images of a colourful world made up of random visual metaphors. The more I dissected the lyrics of the track it felt like it was all about the idea of love and the emotional experiences that go with it.

In the video we venture in to the mind of the female vocalist, exploring visually what the lyrics may represent. The overall vibe is random and dream like. There are sexual undertones in the lyrics (or at least that’s what I got from it) so I tried to capture some of this naughtiness and portray it in a way that wasn’t crude but still fun and visually appealing. ‘Where the magic happens’ and ‘Breakfast in bed’ were just a couple of ideas behind some of the visuals in the chorus.

Once I knew MJCole was on board with the idea I set about building a team to help execute the vision. In this instance I had the help from 3 wonderful female 3D artists each from different corners of the globe. Mexico, Canada and London via France. Electra, Lauren and Grace all brought another layer of unique interpretation to the project. This collaborative effort helped enrich the overall visual and take it up a notch. Once we had all the scenes built I set about animating, texturing and rendering in C4D and Octane.


Music – MJ Cole – Pictures in my head

Directed by – Nik Hill
3D artists – Electra, Lauren Galloway, Grace Barth
Production company – Twenty Third C

Special thanks – Denzyl at Platoon & Tom Street

MJCOLE – Pictures in my head by Nikilldesign

Logitech ~ G433, by ManvsMachine

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A series of films portraying a player’s experience using the G433 gaming headset and the Powerplay wireless charging system, that delve deep into the intricacies of sound, feeling and form.

Our intention was to bridge the gap between product and experience and to create a series of films that appealed to the modern gamer.

See full project here: http://ift.tt/2AsvJDQ

Concept, Design & Direction:



Logitech ~ G433 by ManvsMachine

FREITAG – The Picking, by Burcu & Geoffrey

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Freitag asked us to tell a story around their bag fabrication process, From Truck Till Bag.
We were given a carte blanche, this was so much fun to work on.

Client : Freitag
Direction, design, animation : Burcu & Geoffrey

Special thanks to Oliver Brunschwiler and Tanita Bohny.
Thanks to Troublemakers.tv for letting us use their workstation for the rendering.

FREITAG – The Picking by Burcu & Geoffrey

Mailchimp // Google Ads, by Giant Ant

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We had the most fun ever on this fast turn around spot for Mailchimp, introducing their Google Retargeting Ads integration! On what could have been a UI tour, they let us tell the story using Pearl, a short attention spanned feline wandering the internet in search of yarn.

Client: Mailchimp
Directed by Giant Ant
Producer: Liam Hogan
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Script: Jay Grandin & Mailchimp
Storyboard: Rafael Mayani, Jay Grandin
Art Direction & Design: Rafael Mayani
Animation Direction: Henrique Barone
Cel Animation: Henrique Barone, Chris Anderson, Alex Grigg
Cleanup: Chris Anderson, Henrique Barone, Junyi Xiao, Fernanda Ribeiro, Taylor Peters
2D Animation & Compositing: Matt James
Original Music: Sonos Sanctus

Mailchimp // Google Ads by Giant Ant

The Simpsons 600 Montage, by BLOCK & TACKLE

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Directed by Block & Tackle
Creative Directors: Adam Gault & Ted Kotsaftis
Executive Producer: Michael Neithardt
Producer: Michael Neithardt/Megan Anderson
Lead Design: Gung-Kai Koo
Design: Timothy Haldeen, Alex Mariscal
Animation: Ted Kotsaftis, Adam Gault, Gung-Kai Koo, James Bartley, I-Cheng Lee

Music: The Simpsons Theme Song Trap Remix by CG5

The Simpsons 600 Montage by BLOCK & TACKLE

Launching Robot / Breakdown (After Effects and Cinema 4D) 99frames, by Jan Sladecko

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This is a personal project, where I wanted to combine different skills and techniques. And do a project which I will enjoy to work on.

Behance: http://ift.tt/2ww7rXr

Cinema4D: VRAY, TurbulenceFD
After Effects: RSMB, Trapcode: Particular, Form, Starglow, Diggieffects Damage.
Sound Library: MotionPulse
3D Model and User Interface is designed by me.

Launching Robot / Breakdown (After Effects and Cinema 4D) 99frames by Jan Sladecko