I STRONGLY recommend you take a break at some point today to check out the work below...
First up is a music promo for Papa Vs Pretty. "Wrecking Ball" was created over a period of 5 months by 19 year old Australian director Guy Verge Wallace.
Inspired by the dinner scene from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', and with massive nods to Svankmajer and Gilliam, nothing beats seeing someone's heart and soul being poured into plastecine and creating a triumph.
This reminds me that sometimes there are those special projects where obsession is the only way through. That's where the magic happens...
The second comes from a more established name, with David O'Reilly making a return with his new short film "The External World".
Having seen O'Reilly talk twice over the past 18 months (once at BUG at the BFI, London, and the other at the Playgrounds Festival in Tilberg, Holland) it's great to see this new film finally see the light of the internet.
For me, this cements O'Reilly's place as one of the most (if not THE most) unique minds in the animation world at this moment in time
See my write up on David OReilly's piece on Motionographer.com HERE
Massive thanks to Matt Lambert for sending these two gems my way